The last picture Flatbroke posted is exactly how I prepare them then its just a mustard slather, apply rub, and put it on the smoker. After about 1.5 hours I start spritzing it, sometimes I foil and sometimes not. Thermo in a ham and one in a shoulder. You may also want to check out some of Cowgirl's threads on doing whole hogs in a pit That gal can cook!!