I have several things to say about this incredible recipe. I think as written it might be disappointing. First - the secret to good Boston Butt in the crock pot is to cook it on HIGH. Not low. Seriously, cook on high and you will be much happier. Still give it 8 hours or so. I tend to not put any liquid in my crock pot when doing Boston Butt. Be sure to cook it until it shreds/falls apart.
The easy way to get the amount of seasoning right is to make a rub. Double or triple (I doubled, except cinammon) mix all spices together in a bowl. Then rub liberally all over the roast. When it's covered, you have the perfect amount of seasoning (since we all probably use whatever size roast we bought in the store ;-). You can save any leftover rub for later.
Lastly, I recently made this in the oven, b/c I'm without a crockpot. It was ridiculously delicious. If you have the time and the inclination to roast it for hours and hours (like 6) I highly recommend it. Just use the spice rub and put the roast, fat side up, in a baking pan. Roast at 300 until done. Roast to about 190 degrees for pullability or 170 if you just can't wait any longer. I didn't bother with broth or bayleaf.
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I have several things to say about this incredible recipe. I think as written it might be...