I just did this for my first time in Mothers day and it was a bitch. I bought a cheap smoker from walmart bc I didnt wanna spend too much on something I dont know that ill use too often.
I was up at 5am and had only like 165 on the shoulder at around 3pm. I took it in and put it in the oven at like 275 300 for 2-3 hours. We wound up eating it 2 nights later and it was pretty fucking good.
I might try the higher temps next time. I have to add some better guages to the smoker. The stock one sucks.
You guys use briquettes or lump?