I light mine set the temp put the meat on and forget about it until I think it is done what happens in between time happens I let the drum do it's thing. It's BBQ it's done when it's done. For the record I use Lump. If I had to use that Blue bag stuff I'd use a Gasser & a Crock pot or go to Dickey's.
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