My only granddaughter helping "Papa" cook. Click on the pix for larger view. Gettin' the charcoal ready for the "Minion Method". Makin' up the rub for the butt. Gettin' our rub on Ready for smoke Plenty of pecan branches all over the ground. Just break 'em up and throw 'em on the coal. Everybody wants to help. 3 hours on the smoke - time for an apple juice bath 4 hours in, time to wrap in a bed of brown sugar and squeeze butter Yeah, I know, that's for ribs, but it works wonders for butts as well! 6 hours on the nose - 200 degrees and ready to go inside. "That's what I'm talkin' about!" "It don't get no better than this!" "Ah yes, it's been a gooood day." Thank you for looking and I hope your holiday was at least half as enjoyable as mine.