Now I know smoking a shoulder or butt is a very personal and delicate topic. I've been watching lots of YT vids and picking up tips, but in the end I see a lot of hard core guys nearly drenching their creations in BBQ sauce. One guys put his pulled pork in a pot with sauce and cooked it ever more. Why go to all the go to all the trouble of marinading and staging the woods etc, but let it all can go down the drain with some lame sauce?
Other variables I could use tips on: Remove fat cap or not, drip pan or not, marinade or not, cook at 175-225 or 250+, spray with juice/vinegar mix or not? What about injecting flavors,,,is that cheating?