Weather today was miserable for Texas weather...in the low 30's/high 20's all day/night. I loaded up about 1/3 of the charcoal chute with RO lump after getting about a half to 3/4 chimneys worth of lump lit in the chute around 3pm. About 4pm Colt got up to 200F. I got busy disassembling the crate so I could get Tasha's sleet covered car back in the garage and when I went back to check on Colt, he was up to about 400F. I choked down the inlet valve and opened the door to release some heat and about 5pm, he settled in about 300F and hung out there until about 9pm. By 10pm, he was down to 200F and looked like the chute was empty.
Pretty happy with the efficiency and consistency once it settled in!
Will be doing a chuckie on Saturday morning. I suppose I could defrost a butt also and make some PP for lunches next week.
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