Well did my first pork shoulder ever today.
Rubbed it with Mustard last night (just a light coating) I than threw some rub on it, tossed it in the fridge.
Woke up later then I had my alarm set for today, but took it out of the fridge while the MES was heating up, added some more rub to the mix.
I had the smoker at 235, Put the shoulder in and let it go until the 4 hour mark.
At the 4 hour mark i put in my ET-733, at first I had that sitting directly on the rack and then figured out what the clip was for, after i got the probe off the metal rack I foudn that the MES wasn't getting as hot as it said on its own digital read out.
Any how I smoked until 167, at which point people were starting to get hungry so I pulled it and wrapped it. Once Wrapped in foil it took about 2 hours to get to 203 at which point I pulled it out and it fell apart.
I smoked using Hickory and Apple 50:50. once wrapped I had raised the heat till 275 on the smoker but the ET-733 only got up to 252 is that normal?
Anyhow here are my photos. (Sorry I forgot the raw/rubbed photo).