I've smoked a 3.5# - 4# boston butt a couple of times.
My process: set temp @ 225*. Smoke to 160* (about4 hrs), wrap in tin foil till 195* (about 3hrs), rest. enjoy
My results, boned pulled easily out, flavor was good, but was lacking bark. I keep hearing ALOT about bark is good, and I'm not having success with getting bark. More I read, it seems that since I wrap in foil, I may be losing the ability to achieve bark.
I'm heading up north camping this weekend and cooking for about 20 people, and would like some suggestions.
Is it better to get a bigger butt, say 10#'s, vs. two 5#'s? Understanding is going to take longer to cook, but thought I might achieve better bark since its smoking longer. Don't think neighbors will mind smelling the smoke longer.
Thanks for any suggestions.