I've smoked some smaller (<5#) butts that took all of 8 hours, but this last smoke was like magic.
I smoked 2 bone-in shoulders (14.6# total) in under 6 hours.
Conditions: I smoke under my 2nd floor deck. I also hang a welding blanket (from the deck) in a circular pattern around the smoker to keep the chill away/heat inside.
1) I injected butts and applied dry rub the night before and wrapped in plastic wrap. Back to the fridge overnight.
2) In the morning, I took the butts out of the fridge
3) Preheated my 22.5" WSM for about 1/2 hour or so. Water pan filled with hot water
4) Outside condition: cool (40s) and foggy. High temp of the day: 60F
5) Put butts on @ 5AM. Stabilized T @ 250F (Low T 220F, High T 270F (after butts were foiled)). The majority of the time the T was 220-260F. I take into account that the lid gage may be off around 10-15F.
6) Foiled butts at 0845. Meat T: 158-164F. Let smoker T go as high as 270F.
7) Pulled smaller butt at 1030 (T: 200-207F), larger one at 1100 (T: 204). Wrapped for 1 hour before pulling.
The wierd thing I noticed is there was no stall. Is this common for bone-in butts or was the Smoke Angel on my side that day?
Anyone care to comment? Mainly I'd like to know what I did right so I can do it again???
I appreciate any comments...and thanks for reading.