I just filled the ring past the top with R.O. and am using the soup can in the center method of starting it up.
( Thanks TYOTRAIN for the how to)
Hickory and mesquite chunks.
Put 10 kingsford briquettes in the chimney and fired it up.
Filled the can and pulled it.
All vents open,guru rigged up to keep it at 225.
The butt is very big 9.7 pounds and has been in the fridge coated with SPOG for a day and a half.
The flash blotted out the guru read out..it's at 170...
As soon as it settles down the butt goes in an I am going to watch for a bit.
Then go to bed around 11. I usually wake up for the visit at 3am so I will check it out then.
Kinda strange doing it this way..so we shall see how the guru and WSM get along for a real long smoke.