I think things are progressing well. Took the advise and started smoking at a higher temp this morning. Had the butt on the rack at 4:15am this morning. Set the temp to 255. Took a cat nap and checked it at 8am. Internal temp was 141 degrees and temp gauge showed a little below 270. I added water/bourbon to the water dish and put some more maple chips in the smoker.
Just got done checking it again (its noon here in Michigan - and 10 degrees outside). Added more water/bourbon and more maple chips. Right now, internal temp is 167 degrees.
Strongly considering wrapping in foil when it gets to 170-175 internal, but never have done that before. What are the advantages/disadvantages of doing this? I do the 2-2-1 method on my baby backs and wrapping in foil seems to make them even more tender, but don't think that is the same reason for doing it with the butt. Thoughts and opinions are appreciated.