This is my first day with my prized smoker and to christen it I purchased a 9 lb bone in pork butt from the local meat market
I took it and covered it in mustard and then a rub from a local guy here in northwest Arkansas. I also added a bit of brown sugar. I have two maple wood chunks that I soaked in water for about two to 3 hours on my coals right now.
I started at around 4:30 and got my coals nice and lit in about 10 minutes. Super easy. Once I got my coals lit and the fire rolling I through down my plate setter and drip pan, then the grill. I got my temperature to a smooth 230 Fahrenheit before putting my butt on there. It has been about 5 hours now and the temperature just slipped to 210. Luckily I checked on it before the temp went to low.
My question is should I leave it alone and get some rest or should I routinely check on it?