Here's a pictorial....
Typical set up for my kettle
Lit coals on one end to start the fire, I use lump to get a good hot fire-
Place butt over the drip pan-
Cook until done, I cook until probe tender-
My preferred cook temp, typical butt is done at an hour per pound or better. YMMV-
My best advice- don't over think it, rub the butt, put it on the pit, cook until done and enjoy
AWESOME Cliff! You're right, I ALWAYS seem to overthink everything I do. Smoking/grilling is supposed to be fun and relaxing right? I'm turning it into a job.
One question...if the snake were to burn to the end and the meat wasn't 195-205 IT, what would you do?
**Edit** Actually, just open the hinge on my grate and add more unlit coals behind where it's burning in the shape of a snake again but go the opposite way.
Edited by nygiant - 6/26/15 at 10:01am