my experience thus far was ribs which were unremarkable. i took 2 racks of baby back ribs, pulled the membranes, added rub and i put it in the preseasoned (done the night before for 3hrs at 275, chips in the last 45) smoker which had been at 275 for 30 minutes. i added chips and lowered temp to 230 and cooked for 6 hours adding chips every 45 minutes to an hour or so. i spritzed with apple juice about 4 times and i only added water to the pan at first. i kept the vent closed.
i should have wrapped at the 4 hour mark (they were 3lb racks)
tomorrow i plan on doing a pork butt, but i dont wanna screw it up. im looking to get an 8 to 10 pound so im guessing i will have to start late tonight.
its my birthday, help it not be a disaster