I am new to the site and am smoking my first pork butt today. I rubbed with mustard and dry seasoning last night and put it in the smoker this morning at 8 am
8.5lb pork butt
Brinkman electric smoker
Mesquite chips - I usually use hickory because I like the tang
I am trying to go for the bark rather than foil just for the challenge of it.
My question is this, can someone explain how I should rest the butt? Should I pull it out at 205 and rest or pull it when the bone wiggles and let it climb to 205 to pull it?
I think I understand to wrap it in foil and towels and put into my cooler (is that just my ice chest?). Should the towels be wet or dry?
Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.