Pork butt was on sale recently for under $1 per lb. In this economy you want to take advantage of those kind of sales. This was perfect for a get together at our place where we needed to feed lots of people over the weekend! This also doubles very well. We smoked 15 lbs using the same recipe, doubling the brine and rub. DH loves Alton Brown, so I gave him Alton's recipe as a place to start. DH must be trained well because he wrote (scribbled all over the printed recipe that is) how he changed it up, gave it back to me and said "Baby, would you post this please?" lol Gotta love that man!