I never get bark like you guys. I am not 100% sure but at this point I think it has to do with me smoking smaller stuff. IE I do 5-7lbs and you guys much larger. Average butt is getting pulled in 6 hours where you guys are like 12+. I have tried a pellicle and it definitely helps but nowhere near as dark as I see posted. I have sugar in my rub and that also helps too but once again not enough. Is it that simple? Large cuts (not gonna be easy) and smoke much longer? Thanks in advance!