This is my 5th and biggest smoke. I have 4 butts weighing a total of 32 pounds. I tried 2 different rub recipes, so 2 butts are rubbed with a sweet (brown sugar based) and 2 are rubbed with heat (cayenne and chipotle based). Got some people coming over tomorrow and I like having plenty of leftovers. A few pounds of meat is going to be given to a co-worker whose baby is in the hospital and they are there eating cafeteria or fast food every day. I don't know how much time doubling my normal amount of meat is going to add, so I played it safe and got the meat on the smoker by 9:30 or so tonight. It's looking good now (2:00am) and I've rotated it around once. Tomorrow, I will throw some of my bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed jalepenos on.
Rubbed and ready (heat on left, sweet on right)
Sitting at the sweet spot