Originally Posted by ICDEDTURKES
I have a CG Smokin Pro and agree with everything said.. Essentially there is no way to avoid the tending in some form.. Small splits are the way to go, they did away with alot of the vent tending for me, but as mentioned you still have to feed it every 40-45 minutes.
As to your concern of the amount of time. If you have not purchased your shoulder, why not forego the shoulder and look for an equal amount of meat in smaller boston butts to cut down on your cooking time..
Have the Butt cut into Country ribs and cook 'em until they are probe tender. Think of all the yummy bark