Hey guys (and gals) I have a question for you and hope maybe someone with more insight may have an answer. Even though I follow and monitor the temp guidlines carefully, everytime I smoke a pork butt, it seems to take around 13 - 14 hours which means I either rise at 4am to start or we eat very late that evening. Now I know enviromental factors play into the proccess and living in Alaska, I am dealing with much cooler outdoor temps than most of you and while the results have always been very tasty.... I would like to cut the smoke time down some. I am starting with a 6-7 lb Pork Butt and as 1.5 hours per pound, my total smoke time should be in the neighborhood of 9 - 10.5 hours. Hypothetically Speaking..... if I were to cut the Pork Butt in half and start with two 3-4 lb pieces of meat, would this reduce my overall smoke time or would it remain the same as the total poundage is still 6-7 lbs? Logically, it seems that it should cut the overall time down but I also worry about drying out the meat too much...which could be comensated some by liberal moppings I suppose. Your thoughts and insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and have a GREAT Day!