I'll tell you that last time I did burnt ends I was thinking like you. "I'm not going to wait a few more hours after I had this thing on all this time!" Well' i threw them back on the smoker for only an hour and they were still tuff when I served them
. I got rave reviews about the flat but people were to busy chewing on the burnt ends to get any criteques out of them. So please wait until they are done is the best advice I can give.