So with the beginning of summer and a brand new Costco membership, let's just say mrs P and I have gone a tad overboard. After feeding the neighborhood kids over the weekend we have found ourselves with a large surplus of hamburger buns. Her response? " looks like you need to smoke a shoulder this week." I love that woman! I already had some in the freezer from a $0.88 kroger sale so I'm getting after it tonight. Looks like this is the picnic section and can't wait till tomorrow. Got my rub made and now I just need to skin it, rub it and start a fire. Skinned and rubbed and ready to go. It's a shade under nine lbs so I'm going to take it till tomorrow afternoon. Probably about 16 hours or so. Chimney starting up with two hickory splits pre heating on the grate. And ignition! Took all of the time that it took to pull up the camera on my phone. I'll let this burn for about ten minutes and then put the water pan in, add water and close the lid. Now for a beer!!