I decided to take a day off of work tomorrow and stopped by the local butcher in Corunna, IN. I also picked up a couple of whole chickens to smoke for my sons birthday pizzas on Saturday, but I digress.... On a whim got this full packer - this was packed yesterday and I doubt you can get them any fresher without butchering it yourself. Nice family owned joint where people come from at least an hour away to get their bacon, bratwurst, fresh beef and pork. There were several options but I grabbed a middle of the pack packer... Nice fat cap and perfect size. I picked up some of there rub as well - simply called rib and brisket rub. I have used it many times and it does the trick nicely. I have added some kick to it in the past but my kids will be eating this so the good ole' bbq flavor will work just perfect. So now for a few pictures: After trimming, getting ready for a rub down in mustard. Rub applied! Been awhile since the big boy has been out. A little cleanup and ready to go! Like my Kroger lump and western apple chunks. Works like a champ. Threw some maple chips on for good measure. Ready for the heat. There she goes! In the smoker... Water pan - never tried one but will today. Thin. Blue. Smoke. Thinking about moving my gear over by the flag. Maybe get another sun shade and do it right. And now, on the smoker - let it go, low and sloooooooow. I will provide updates as they become available! Keep on smokin'!