I've been doing a lot of research, and I have bought 2 boston butts and I'm going to start smoking them tomorrow. I made the rub that I got from the 5 day smoking course last night and I do enjoy the taste of it. I had to substitute light brown sugar because walmart was out of dark brown. I coudn't find anything to use as a mop so I got a empty spray bottle and figured I could mist it on good every often. I'm planning on having 2 sauces, Neely's BBQ sauce(from food network, i put that on everything), and also the sauce that I got from the smoking course. One of the butts is about 4.17 lbs and the other is about 4.49. I'm wondering how long I should smoke them. From what I have read, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours per pound. So I'm planning on eating around 6-6:30 tomorrow night, so I need to start them smoking around 6-6:30 in the morning? What would be good to use as my mopping agent? I read that someone used bourbon and something else. I wonder if anyone has made any out of Jack Daniels, and if someone has, how do I make it. I'm a newbie and it shows through. I'm feeding about 2 kids and 6-7 adults, do you think I got enough butt, or should I get more. I'll post pics of the process later tonight when I start to apply my rub.