Gotta chalk that last one up to just a mean ole hog.
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That's Great !!!
You're good to go now!!
Just don't expect the next ones to behave so well. Glad it all worked out this time.
I've definitely had a failed smoke or 2, but if you learn something from it, I wouldn't call it failure.
FYI I've rescued a tough butt by throwing it in a crock pot overnight on low with a little extra rub and some mop sauce to keep it moist. Not as good as a perfectly smoked butt, but not a waste of meat either.