First thing I would do is search out the blue smoke thread, Get the smoke right and a lot of the rest will fall into place. I would also bear in mind, doing a butt right takes time, cannot be rushed. The old saying is 'it will be done when it is done' is very true.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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