Smokin a couple of Boston butts today, about 17lbs total. Starting with applewood and cherrywood with a chuck of peach wood. Later I'll add more cherry and orange wood. I normally get the giant boneless butt pack from Costco, which I prefer, but we pulled into their parking lot at 2 minutes a 6 last night... Grrrr... Two grocery stores later I ended up with two bone-in butts (that sounds really dirty!) -- trimmed, rubbed wrapped in the fridge overnight. Got em in the smoker two hours late (grrr, was waiting on hubby to bring me foil) -- so a laid them out (butterflied somewhat from where i trimmed the fat out beyween the middle) instead of keeping them "butt" shaped, so hopefully I'll get them out between 8&10pm tonight. We like tons of bark, anyway!
I use a blend of commercial rubs, it's just easier. My favorite and most prominent rub is Kansas Town's Cowtown Sweet Spot, but I add in Plowboys Bovine Bold (more of brisket rub, but it compliments the Sweet Spot very well!) and before it goes in it gets a second rub of the two above plus a more traditional Carolina rub, Carolina Style Rub Some Butt. I think I'm pretty lucky that I live in an area where I can buy all my wood, spices, sauces, etc. right here! Thank goodness we have a huge Bass Pro by the house!
Here's my pre-Qview :)
And for my favorite moderators, here's the other "butt" that has kept me away from the house and my smoker!
I'll keep you posted!