Once the fat has rendered, the temps climb much quicker. I have gone from almost there at 180 to 210 in 2 hours... what, I wasn't sleeping, pitmaster never sleep!
You do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do!
Ole Hickory Ultra Que 2
18" Weber OTS
Primo Oval XL
NB American Gourmet offset smoker
Big Chief Smoker