Okay... while I admit I'm a newbie to smoking... in a smoker... this is nothing like any of the threads I've read and read and read...
I have pics and if this thing ever gets done I'll post the final outcome.
Rubbed the butt (no jokes, ya'll know what I mean), the night before I was going to smoke in my MES 4 with mustard and a simple rub. I then wrapped it in plastic wrap.
In the morning I unwrapped it and inserted the probe while the smoker was heating...
and placed my rear end (yeah shoulder) in the smoker set at 230... at 1030 am
Now I read about hitting a stopping point when the temp stops but it was 12 hours later the 6.3lb butt finally made it to 165 degrees
wrapped it in foil... about 1030pm
and moved the temp up from 230 to 250... at 1045pm... it decided to rain...
I quickly turned on my conventional oven and set it to 250... then moved the wrapped butt into there (as soon as it preheated of course)... moved my hot smoker into the covered back porch and started a fan blowing on the inside to cool it off.
Now at 115 in the morning the butt from hell is just hitting the 190 mark at this rate I can remove it from the oven at 4am and let the thing rest in my cooler while I sleep a couple hours before going to work.
I checked the temps using a different probe themo I dropped into the vent and it (the smoker) was at 230 (still) at 10pm.
Any ideas? Or was I just lucky...?