My wife brought home a pork butt over the holiday weekend. Timing was tricky as we had golf games planned four days in a row. I decided to do a night cook on Monday night. Fired up the smoker and had the butt on by 8:30 PM. I had planned to go with the smoker throughout the cook, but by 1:30 AM I changed course and put the butt into the oven inside set at 225 degrees to get a good night sleep. Woke up early yesterday and cranked the heat to 275 to finish. Foiled through the stall and had the butt out of the oven and in the cambro by 10 AM. Spent most of the rest of the day at the club and pulled the pork at about 6 PM. Delicious.
I usually enjoy sitting on the deck throughout a smoke, but the timing on this one just didn't work out. The house smelled glorious in the morning though.
For an upcoming smoke, I'm going to do some pork belly burnt ends this weekend.