Finally had a day off and decided to run a non foil shoulder on the WSM! I was a little hesitant since we had a cold front blowing in with chances of rain and tornado's. Got my shoulder ready and temps up at about 10:00pm
The temperature outside went from a calm 65 to a 30mph + windy 45 in about an hour and my temps on the WSM dropped from 250 to about 220. Cracked the vents open to about 50% then about 75% half hour later and couldn't get the temp to move. A little past midnight I move the WSM out of the wind and underneath my front porch because the lighting started going off and I had a feeling I had some rain coming.
As you can see, I had some crazy weather coming in. But I had faith in the WSM. Went to bed about 1:00am and got up around 6:00am to check on her. Still puuuuring at 220 and hit the plateau
At around 10am the temps started to drop and the shoulder was only at 178. I started off with about 13lbs of lump tightly packed. So I roughly got 12hrs in 40degree weather and crazy wind. I packed in another 10lbs and she quickly came right back up.
Here she is at the 12hr mark
She finally hit 200 at 4pm. A little longer then I expected. Actually, a lot longer. There was a ton of fat on her. Wrapped her in foil then a towel and let her sit inside a cooler for a hour or so. She had an awesome bark to her, but came out a little dryer then what I hoped for, but I chalked it up for being new to the WSM.