I want to thank everyone that responded to my last post (if at first you dont succeed) I used all the suggestions and my second go went MUCH better...It still took longer than expected and waiting an hour to touch it was tough but thanks to you all it paid off and I am still enjoying the left overs!! I ended up wrapping it at 175 after adding some juice... took it to 200... wrapped it in a blanket and put it into a 5 gal paint bucket that will also double as my briner in the near future.. waited an hour and 15 and then had at it... AWESOME!! I have one more question.... It was very hard to maintain a constant temp ( I was trying to maintain 250) i got the yo yo effect... it would drop to 225 and when I added some wood or charcoal it would spike to almost 300.. i was trying everything... opening stack, closing stack.... intake all the way or part way.... I also went through an entire bag of lump charcoal, is this normal? In case its not there I am using a brinkmann offset. Thanks for any advice.. you guys are the best source of info ever!!!