I got a variety of items on the smoker today. Some things for dinner tonight and some for a party next weekend. Starting out this morning getting a couple butts ready. I decided to try something I have done on pot roasts. I peeled and cut up some apples. Stabbing slits in the butts, I took slices of the apples and pushed them into the butts. After that it was time for some yellow mustard and a rub. After the butts are ready, I fired up the big rig. While that is warming up I start prepping tonight dinner. First comes some short ribs. They are just getting a rub and going on the smoker. Next for the smoker come a big trout fillet. This is getting a coat of syrup and some Old Bay rub. Everything is ready and waiting on the smoker. Smoker is ready and loaded. Today is windy and on the cooler side. So I hope I can keep this thing stable. The butts will stay in the pans. I like to collect as much as the juices as I can to separate later for a finishing sauce. Started the smoker with some lump. Adding cherry on top. So far so good. Threw in the apple scraps for the heck of it. Will keep you posted.