Greetings all, today I am trying my first Boston Butt. Previously, I have used picnic shoulders as they were the only bone-in shoulder product in my area that was not Pre-injected with a chemistry lab. However, my best option was a 9 lb boneless butt from our local GFS. So, as a thank you to the countless people on this forum whose advice I have been reading for the past several months, here is some q-view. Here is the butt trimmed and ready for some love: Here I have injected it with a brine (water , vinegar, garlic powder, and pickling salt), rubbed with oil, and coated with my experimental rub (3 parts light brown sugar and 1 part proprietary protein powder): I am using apple wood and smoking on a TMLE. The wind changed causing a temperature spike. So, I thought I'd take a pic when I opened the lid to let some heat out. At is point it has been on for an hour and a half: I'll be taking it off of the smoke at 2pm (CST) to finish in the oven. More q-view to come.