Good Monring Gents! So today is my first post after my move in my new home in St. Petersburg, FL. Not too far away from Deerfield Beach (S. Florida) but its a new chapter in my life. So...since we've finally got most everything unpacked, I told my fiance that I wanted nothing more than to fire up the drum this weekend. She unfortunatly hasn't had the pleasure of enjoy most of my food since we've lived in two separate areas of Florida, I decided to "do my thang"! So today's meal will consist of the biggest pork butt I could find (a little over 9 lbs) and a full slab of baby back ribs. I wanted to treat my soon to be family and my new coworkers to a taste of what Rip can do! Sides will consist of baked beans, potato salad, and of course cole slaw. My rub consists of salt, paprika, brown sugar, red pepper, etc. Wood I'm using is applewood. The pork will be finished with SOFLAQUE's finishing sauce of course! So last night as I started the prep work, I hear on the news a major storm/cold front coming right for the Bay area. So it was either stop the smoke, or man up and proceed. What do you think I did? PROCEED! So after weathering the storm last night monitoring the temps the butt is currently in the dreaded stall; right around 170 degrees. I'm not going to foil since I love the bark from my rub. More pictures to follow with the finished product but wanted to get some of ya'll how its coming. I also attached a pic of the killer backyard the previous owner left for me...pretty much sold me on the house! The Patio and Deck! During the Dreaded Stall!!! This is about 10 hours into the smoke. Gotta love the drum fro not going out during a torrential downpour!