I know this is a old post but just checked it out and have to say thanks for the info. Going to attempt to do a butt and a couple slab of ribs Saturday in my MES 40 (first time trying different items at the same time) and going to follow your procedure as much as I can.
One question, you find it not necessary to inject the butt?
Thanks again for the great post.
This Step by Step was designed to help people forever, so I don't consider any of my Step by Steps as being "Old". Use them at will & comment any time.
I don't inject anything, but if I was to inject anything, a Butt would be the last thing I would inject.
It's just not necessary, and if you want added flavor, just save the foiling juices as I show in this thread, and add the Au Jus back to the pulled Pork as you consume it.