I cook between 270-290 and am usually done 3 or 4 hours with no foiling. You can check for doneness by the bend test (pick up in middle and they hang down both sides or pick up one side and make a 90 angle). Or toothpick tender test or see if you can twist a bone.
You'll get there soon - keep at it !
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