OK lets start off with a little background before I get to my question. I know I am supposed to introduce myself and my gear in the roll call and I will get to that later but I'm in need of some immediate help. I started 2 pork shoulders last night at 12 am. I followed the pulled pork sticky to a tee and I've done several before and they turned out excellent. At approx 8:30 this morning, my meat thermometer was reading 197 degrees (Only 8.5 hours for 2 8lb shoulders). This didn't seem right to me but I listened to my gut and pulled them off the smoker for fear of overcooking. I proceeded to wrap them in foil and let them sit for 3 hours in a cooler. I just recently unwrapped them and attempted to pull the pork which was very difficult. Instead of continuing to pull, I wrapped them again in foil with some left over juice and stuck them in the oven at 250. Did I do the right thing and if so will the connective tissues start to release the longer I cook it? Should I let it heat up to 205 and then put them in the cooler again? Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.