Another smoker story to share...
So...attempted my first butt last weekend. I am so hooked! I wanted it to be done some time before lunch on Sunday, including allowing enough time to let it rest so the butt went on at 6:30pm on Saturday. It was 8.78 lb, bone in butt, rubbed with yellow mustard to serve as a glue for the rub, which was a generous helping of my own creation.
Smoked it at 225* and I stayed up till about midnight. Went to bed and got up every hour and half to inspect and maintain.
At about 4 AM I was still in the internal temp plateau and even though I was determined to ride it out in the smoker without foiling, I was afraid I was going to miss an alarm and let my temps get too low since I had to sleep with my phone literally under my cheek in order to wake me up! So I pulled the butt, and put it the oven to finish.
I finally reached temp around 10:30 and wrapped it with towels and put it in a cooler to rest. At noon the wifey and I couldn't wait anymore and pulled it.
Grabbed the bone and after a couple shakes everything just fell away!
Pulled the pork and discovered a bowl of happiness! Lol!