I'm fairly new to smoking. Never really smoked anything larger than a couple chickens. I've got a 10 lb pork shoulder butt that I want to smoke for Sunday to eat around 3-5 pm. I was wondering if anyone had any comments about smoking it for about 8-10 hours during the day on Saturday then putting it in the fridge and finishing it off on Sunday. Either that or I do it overnight. If I do it overnight, I won't be able to check on the (charcoal) smoker, baste as often, and could possibly have animals come up onto my porch and mess with it/catch my porch on fire. I'd rather divide the cooking into two segments, but I wanted to know if there are any major drawbacks to doing it that way. Thanks.