So I smoked my first Pork Butt his past weekend and it came out really good. I was able to achieve a nice bark and the meat was moist and tender and had a rich smokey flavor. I used a mixture of apple, pecan and hickory woods for the smoke. Now I've heard that pork butts can be a bit unpredictable sometimes which means that cooking one requires a lot of patience. I put it on friday night at midnight, cooked it at 225-250 and pulled it at 185 degrees at 2pm the next day. Have any of you ever heard of pork butts taking so long to cook? That's 14 hours for a 8lb piece of meat!!