LA 433, what it really comes down to is there is no right or wrong way to do great BBQ. It will just take time to find what style of cooking gives you the results you are looking for. If you like the results, then it's good BBQ.
In hindsight, waiting until 4 days before the cook to ask for help was probably not a good idea. As stated before, good BBQ is a result of trial and error. Good luck with your cook and keep us posted how it turns out. Pictures of your cook are always welcomed.
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