Thanks for the kind words. This is definitely a learning experience. I did however finish the last two hours at a higher temp of 180F. I been reading a lot on how long to smoke and thought most people smoked for 6 to 8 hours. That is why I got nervous smokin it so long but now I know that was normal. Now time to take a break and next time add some good jalepenos for a kick.
The length of time we smoke can vary a lot, depending on the temps you use.
As long as there is cure (right amount) in the mix, you can take your time & do it as low & slow as you want.
That would be different if there is no cure in the mix.