Still in the smoker. Q-View in a bit. This was about a 6 pound butt. Best Odds rub (I like it simple). Never done an overnighter before, but I've gotten fairly used to my Smoke Hollow gasser (after 2 seasons using it) and felt pretty confident. I put the meat in the smoker about 8pm. Hickory and apple mix for smoke. Smoker temp holding steady at 223 according to Maverick. No meat probe until later. Went to bed at 10:30. Up about 2:30 to pee and check temps. Smoker had dropped to about 213. It was 75 degrees ambient when I started and got down to 49 last night so I kinda expected it would drop some.
Got up at 6 and checked. Smoker at 220. Stuck the meat probe in. Meat at 158. Tickled the temp up just a twitch...
7am and smoker temp is 235 and stable. Meat at 165.
I have no reason to try to hurry this through a stall or anything so I'm not foiling it. Looking forward to a good bark.
This is FAR more relaxing than getting up at 4am, and still having to push through a stall because people are passing out from hunger and the meat is late. :)
And... I'll be able to give it some proper rest time before pulling.
Q-View will go up when I pull it out to rest. :) Back yard smells awesome this morning. heheheh