Made my first yesterday. I think I needed to let it go longer in the foil pan (7 hours total (3 in the foil pan) for a 4.28-pounder). It did not pull easily. But I had a hungry crowd and couldn't wait anymore.
I left the butcher's string on it too. Would that affect it?
Little Dick's BBQ Fix
NEW! Weber 22.5 WSM ("Oskar")
two Weber OTG 22.5s ("Fred" & "Ethel"),
Magma 15" kettle (for the boat)