Originally Posted by BamaMatt42
Lesson has been learned for me. I am very new to this Kamado grilling.
Don't feel bad if things don't work exactly as expected on your first run. "You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?" Why do you think we collect here and share our knowledge?
I highly recommend that you take notes that you can refer to the next time you smoke a butt. Include things like recipes, smoking wood, weather, time and technique. In particular, note anything that you want to do differently next time. You will get better faster if you do this for every cook.
And when you figure out the details that matter on your cooker to produce the best 'Q you can, you will really appreciate the effort you put in to get to that point!