We're having a late holiday potluck party at our house Saturday afternoon so I decided to smoke some pulled pork for it. (also doing some tri-tip but that's another thread and will go on around noon tomorrow) I've smoked some small 5lb chunks before but this time I picked up a "monster" 8lb bone in from the local grocery store. They had up to about a 6.5lb in the main meat case so the butcher went in back to look for a bigger one. I saw him walk out with what must have actually been about a 14-16 pound bag and basically slice me off an 8lb chunk including bone.
I've had it going for about a little over 4 hours now. I will admit I'm not up for an all night smoke on a charcoal smoker before a party so I will be cheating and putting it in a foil pan and into the oven in an hour or so to finish overnight on "autopilot". Just as well since the weather website I was referencing is way wrong and the local station is calling for 10mph winds with gust to 20 overnight (going to be like that tomorrow and make the tri-tip "fun"). The website I was originally looking at called for 2-4mph winds which would have been fine but those gusts are causing problems. Anyway, here's a pic of the before all rubbed up and ready to go. It's being smoked on Wicked Good weekend warrior lump (first time using it, probably not the time to try new charcoal but oh well) and using a mix of hickory and cherry for smoke.