So, I attempted my first Boston Butt last night. Had it all prepared, mustard, butt rub and all. I put a good bit of BGE charcoal in the fire box (3/4 full) and lit it up. After they heated up pretty good, I put the plate setter and grate in.
Got the temp to a pretty stable 220, then I put the butt on around 9pm last night, planning on a 19 hr cook (8.5 lb butt).
Checked the temps a few times, up 'till midnight. Holding steady at 220. No wind at all, outside temp around 48 degrees. Went to sleep.
Woke up this morning, ran downstairs, only to discover an ice cold egg. :pinch:
Not sure what happened...I had everything going as planned. I researched for hours on how to do this right, and clearly it didn't work.
Lesson learned? All I know is I ordered a Maverick ET-73 as of 9am today.