Re: Smoking first butt Saturday.
Good to have you aboard! I will give you the short version of my take on pork butt..
Coat lightly with yellow mustard then apply lots of rub (the mustard just makes the rub stick and loses its flavor during smoking), place in 225 degree smoker and do your best to maintain as close to 225 as possible.
You can expect a pork butt to take about 1.5 hours per pound and should not be pulled from the smoker until it reaches 200 degrees or so if you want it to be pulled pork.
For a super tasty pork butt
that will absolutely fall apart
with no pulling required
read my November newsletter at the following link:http://www.smoking-meat.com/nov-2005...d-recipes.html
That newsletter has lots of other tips on smoking a turkey and such but the very first articles recalls an adventure I had with pork butt and I wrote instructions for repeating the project down to the smallest detail.. I think it will answer most of your questions.