Originally Posted by Lake Dogs
I suppose according to Bludawg we're a dieing breed... That said, I'll still catch a cat-nap before getting up around midnight for the cook. I cook hotter and faster than some, but not so's you'd say pure hot-n-fast; briskets (and shoulders) off around 11am; lunch served at 12:30pm rain or shine.
I think with the advent of pellet cookers, draft controllers and certain cookers that require minimal attention (Kamados, UDS, WSM, etc) that people have more options so they don't always know of the joys of tending a fire. I love stickburning more than any other method of cooking I can do, but the others are nice when I need the sleep and tending a fire is not an option. But when given my choice, I'm doing what you do; catch a quick nap that evening, then tending the stickburner all night. I love that experience and food quality more than any other cooking experience.