Tomorrow morning I'm going to smoke for the first time. I'll be smoking a 12.5 lb butt in a masterbuilt 30 electric smoker. I've seasoned the butt and it's in the fridge ready to go. The plan is to put in a aluminum pan to keep the drippings while smoking then put foil over it for the remainder time. I do not plan on taking the foil off. Here are my questions: If I use the 2 hour per pound rule, how long should I leave it uncovered before I foil it and should I use only dry chips or should I wet them slightly or alternate?
Any help is greatly appreciated as I really want it to turn out perfect!
Thanks to all!