Hey, my name is Kathleen and I'm in Mississippi. I'm just starting out with a tiny smoker we picked up at a garage sale last summer. We only used it twice last summer, once for a chicken that turned out quite well and once for a batch of ribs that were awful. In honor of Mother's Day I've smoked a Boston butt (also tossed on a chicken and some sausage). I followed my neighbor's instructions and rub recipe to a T (his smoked EVERYTHING is awesome, but he has a much larger smoker) but it seems that stuff is overly smokey. Thankfully it was a 9 pound pork butt, so we'll just slice off the outside and be okay I think. Are you supposed to decrease smoking time with a smaller smoker to avoid this?