Hi all...this was my first attempt with pork (picnic) shoulders. I smoked these in August (sorry it took so long to post) for my daughter's second birthday party. We bought 3 shoulders (about 35 pounds total) and I rubbed them three days before the party with my own mix and smoked them the day before. They took a little longer than expected and my wife and I were up until 2am pulling pork. They made awesome sammies and the entire 35 pounds was gone by the end of the party. Earlier in the week we smoked a few chickens so my wife whipped up a quick smoked chicken salad. We also smoked mac and cheese and beans the day of the party...need to make bigger trays next time!