Well with all of the talk about how easy butts are and after learning a lot recently from Gary, Bear, and Chef JJ, I decided to give it a go. 0900-Starting Smoker (Yeah, I slept in) http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_085526_zpsk7wmatkh.jpg.html] Getting the butt ready. After reading Gary's Butt 101 thread I gained confidence to not stress so much over my temps, to let it burn at a level that it wants to. http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_091545_zpsfkha1fvg.jpg.html] http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_092605_zpsbquxl5ni.jpg.html] http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_085651_zpsiiljihua.jpg.html] http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_092624_zpsg0pz7xwp.jpg.html] http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_092642_zps8lldpsgn.jpg.html] http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_091852_zpskb4fha67.jpg.html] And it's ready to go on, it's 0930. http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_092905_zpsnsckhpb3.jpg.html] Butt's been on for about an hour. http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_121038_zpsm2gobjfi.jpg.html] While the butt's on it's time to whip up some of Chef JJ's famous finishing sauce. That stuff is all that! Also made some of Gary's beans but I was killing it so I forgot to take pics. http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_095421_zpskfqlkslr.jpg.html] It decided to dump on us for about 45 minutes. My temps plummeted but we powered through. http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_125428_zpsduwhaplv.jpg.html] I forgot to take pics from this point on but got a good one of the final product. Total cook time was 7 hours for a 7lb butt. You'll see Gary's beans, my beautiful butt, some poppers, and in the back you'll see a bottle of Chef's finishing sauce on the left and two bottles of Gary's world famous BBQ Sauce on the right. http://s844.photobucket.com/user/cstrickland4/media/20160806_175353_zpsoi4sqgkz.jpg.html] I hope that you all enjoyed my presentation. Again many thanks to Gary, Chef JJ, and Bear for sharing their knowledge and experience with all of us.