This was my first attempt at smoking a butt, and my second smoke ever. I rubbed this 5 lb. butt and let it sit for about 48 hours. I smoke it with apple chips at a temp of 275* It took about 6.5 hours to reach an IT of 203* It pulled VERY easy, in fact, the slice in the picture was hard to cut off without it falling apart. A BIG thank you to the members here! I know absolutely nothing about smoking, but you made it possible for me to be successful. I look forward to many, many more smokes now.