Results sound a bit "overcooked" for sure.
IMHO--better "over" than "under".
Either back off the temp or time a bit next time and you should be Golden!
DO NOT make major changes to a process that came so close to your goal.
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FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
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