So I decided to do a no foil picnic roast. The AMNPS worked awesome and got a good 12 hours out of a full load. But I ran into an issue. The meat came out with a great bark but the meat was a dry and a little tough.
Bone came out nice and clean and easy and the center meat was not too bad but I don't think it came out as moist as the foil wrap I did a few weeks ago. I cooked the butt which started off as a 12lb hunk at 230, it ended up needing about 25 hours to get to 205. Of course I changed both the method and the type of meat so I'm not sure if either one of these were my failure, also the rub really did turn as dark as the picture looks. I call it a half failure since the meat has a great smoke flavor and is fine with a bunch of finishing sauce but I won't be eating it all by itself as I did my last one. If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them. If you need more info please feel free to ask.
It couldn't have been all bad as the wife made us go out this morning and grab some ribs to smoke on monday so I will be doing a set of Loin back ribs on monday with the 3-2-1 set at 230.