I'm new to smoking and new to the forums. I have read many of the threads and found them enjoyable and informative. I'll be doing my first smoke this weekend and have a question. I purchased a 9lb pork butt (ask for the smallest they had). Anyway, I am hoping to have the pulled pork ready for 6-7pm on saturday night.
By my calculations, this pork butt should take 13.5-18 hours to smoke. So my question is, should I put it on a 5am, or should I put on around midnight-1am? I am worried about putting it on at midnight and falling asleep. And, if I put it on a midnight, should I just fill the chip tray and hope it lasts until the morning?
Lastly, I bought spicy brown mustard instead of yellow mustard (by mistake) to coat the butt before apply the rub. Should I get regular yellow or will the spicy brown work?
Thank you for any input.