I smoked another Boston butt last weekend and thought I would try something different to drop the amount of time required. I had the butcher at the local supermarket slice the butt lengthwise to make 2 smaller butts each about 3-3.5 lbs. Smoke took about 5.5 hours which is way better than the 15 it took on the first one. This may seem pretty obvious to most but being a newbie I wasn't sure if this would have any ill effects on tenderness or flavor. I was pleasantly suprised when it came out tasting better and more tender than the first one I had smoked. Like I said before this seems pretty obvious but thought it was worth sharing for some of the more time challenged members like me (4kids, wife, full time job).