Well....she's still goin. Currently at 193.
I've got about 30 minutes until wife starts asking questions....an hour until she's pissed....
Woo.....just jumped to 194
So I figured 1:30 per pound and this was a 5lb shoulder. I think I lost a lot in the first two hours because I had to open the door a lot bc the AMNPS was fighting me. To make a long story short it was windy this AM, but it was swirling. So no real positioning was helping. I actually think the wind blew out the AMNPS early on. So I torched it again and thought I had it going......but about an hour later I kinda thought it was smoking too well.....and I opened the door to find the pellets on fire. I figure that was my bad....maybe too much torch action. It was kinda odd....imagine the AMNPS full of pellets....literally it was the top layer that was on fire across the whole thing. Anyway....I dumped that load and started another. This time I butted my patio grill up close to the MES as a wind block and that settled things down and she was good from there. But of course that was more open door time. So it was probably a good 3 hours before ALL was settled. I'm sure that didn't help. I've got some finishing sauce waiting, I hope it's worth it.....and I hope it satisfies the boss!
As an aside....I got the beer bottled! Here's a shot coming out of the fermenter