Finally got my smoker (MB XL propane) Friday, seasoned it up and smoked some butts overnight last night/today.
Used my rib rub and only had time for 8hrs to let it sit in the fridge.
Decided I wasn't going to foil as I wanted a good hard bark. Used water in the pan for the 1st 12hrs, none for the rest of the smoke, which took 17hrs for 2 9#'ish butts.
So decided to start em up last night, got in 5 1/2 hrs of good smoke at 225-235 and temp was about 152*. Put one more chunk of hickory on, then hit the bed. Got up, temp was 177. Put another chunk on let that one go until these were ready to pull at 202*.
When I went to pull off rack, guess I didn't have enough pam on em and one stuck a little, no worries, a little spatula underneath to scrape it loose did well.
Put on pan and foiled both of them up (1 sorta half way fell apart while doing so, had to scrape it all together and..), wrapped em in towels and sitting in ice chest, doin what they do.
Many thanks to those that contributed in the pork sticky thread and to shoneyboy for his help.
New MB XL smoker with mods. Grill wok to sit cast iron skillet on and lasagna pan water pan. These in place of the MB XL bad design of chip box and water pan.
Smokin about 4hrs in:
Smoking just a bit after I woke up and put another chunk on:
Yum.. can't wait to pull em and eat em in about 4hrs.
Welcome any tips and comments on what I should/shouldn't have done. Need to smoke 2 more next weekend for Father's Day. Oh.. will be putting on SoFlaQuer's finishing sauce too.