Originally Posted by Single Fin Smoker
Nite before planning,...
To me that is a big key. Especially if it is still dark, and you have a time to eat plan.
I have everything laid out on the counter, the smoker ready and lined with foil, charcoal all set up, thermometers ready to go, etc.
All I have to do is get up, take the meat out, light the fuel, prep the meat, and put it on.
I start stressing out if I have to run around looking for this or that.