I am sort of new to the "smoking" scene. I smoked my first butt on the gas grill using foil smoke packets and indirect heat. It turned out perfectly. Now have a Brinkmann electric smoker and have done three more since then. The second using the grill method and the last two on the smoker.
Have not had a decent one since the first one I did! Was that just beginners luck?
Yesterday smoked one on the electric smoker, about 4.5-5 lbs for 5 hours. Got to an internal temp of about 190 degrees. Perfect smoke ring. Wrapped it tightly in foil for about two hours and sat it in a dry cooler to "rest".
Bone did not come out cleanly, meat seemed fatty and would not shred.
This is the same thing that happened with butts 2 and 3.
What am I doing wrong???