Been lurking for a while, posting some things here and there, but here are my first pics of a smoke.
I got a butt from Kroger, and did a rub of brown sugar, cayenne, non-iodized (kosher?) salt, garlic+onion powder.
Flew in from a trip last night, so got like 7 hours with the rub on.
My "smoker" is a cheapy grill, and small, maintaining temps seems to take a lot of attention, but it works ok. The wood is Apple, it's what I had around.
I brought the temp up to 165 internal, and did a wrap at first, but decided I wanted more bark, so I opened it up..
It's smoking at just under 250.
More pics to come later on, I'm also looking into a smoker upgrade, but that's a conversation for another time.