Originally Posted by trainyourhuman
I also just bought one of these and put it to work this weekend on an 8 lb. Boston butt. Total time went about 9.5 hours, but there was a spot where the temp dropped down to 190 or so (beer run). I'm a novice to the low-n-slow, and I have a couple questions:
The smoker seemed to fluctuate a fair amount. How much should I allow? I felt like I had to babysit more than normal.
Need more information to help. What was your target temperature? What charcoal were you using? How did you have the air outlet (exhaust) adjusted? How long did you wait after an adjustment before making another adjustment?