I was thinking about an 8am start and going with a low temp to start with in the humid environment for good smoke penetration. It sound like I should start with a higher temp if I want any sleep tonight. Does a start temp of 275f sound good? If I do ramp it up after 4 or 5 hours it would be to 300f only....good idea or bad idea?
Also I was wondering about the timing of applying the rub...should I do it tonight or an hour or so before it goes on the grill?