The adventure began thursday night -- the 6 pound boston butt met the Frenches mustard bottle. When it was all over, the mustard had completely covered the butt. Showing no mercy, I added a spicy rub to the butts yellow skin, wrapped him in saran wrap and threw him in the Frig. (No digi-cam, no photos. Sorry, guys. He looked GREAT!)[p]He remained there until Friday night when I pulled him out, what a great looking piece of BUTT! I started soaking some Hickory and Mesquite and then headed for the deck. A nasty rain had already started and the temp had dropped to around 35. No letup in the forecast was predicted, and the super bowl was still coming. So, I threw on a jacket and headed for the EGG. Building the fire in the rain was challenging, but I managed to get it done without too much water getting in the egg. (Note: I did not follow Elder Ward's fire building instructions and was nervous that my fire would be out when I awoke in the morning.) I started the fire, closed the lid, and headed back inside. Time for a bourbon drink.[p]I setup my cooking appartus: ceramic pizza plate (which serves nicely as my heat reflector), drip pan, and rack. coated the drip pan and rack with Pam to make the cleanup easier, and set the Butt in place. I found my thermometer and got in the right spot then headed back outside with my soaked chips.[p]My fire was going nicely and the dome temp had risen to 185, even in the rain! I open the EGG and threw on the double handfull of chips, closed her up, and headed back inside. (Note to self, put on jacket before heading back outside. Need another bourbon drink.)[p]The smoke is amazing -- it's fighting off the rain. I bring out the Butt (found the jacket this time) and set him on the rack. The smoke is blinding. Close up the egg and watch the dome gage, adjust vents, and sip bourbon. After a few mintues, the temp is holding nicely at 215, but I'm worried about wet lump and a poorly built fire. I put up a foil tent over my daisy wheel to keep out the weather (thanks for the earlier tips guys), and head back inside. I check the temp a fwe more time before heading to bed and the dome reads the same.[p]At 6:30 I was awakened by rain pounding on my windows. Nasty stuff! I feared headin out to the Golden Rule for BBQ for Sunday. I slipped on some rain gear and headed outside to check the egg. As I open the door, I saw a wonderful sight -- smoke gently rising through the rain! The dome temp had dropped to 205. I was (and am) amazed! Threw the rain, the EGG kept the so called man off his back![p]I plugged in the polder and got a reading of 145. That's after 12 hours. The smell, as you guys know, is amazing! I love the smell coffee and hickory in the morning. Time to whip up some JJ's Q sauce. I'll keep ya'll posted on the rest of the cook, but the hard part is over.[p]Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend![p]Bama Fire[p]Go TITANS!