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I have a propane smoker and butts used to take a long time for me too so I kicked up the temp to about 280* and have almost cut the time in half and they come out just as good if not better. Here is some testimonials to the hot and fast method:http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/138125/why-low-and-slow-for-a-roast-i-like-hot-and-fast
If you want more smoke without having to tend to the chip pan you should look into A-Maze-N Products smoke generators, The AMNPS and MES is a match made in heaven and the AMNTS is working very well in propane smokers:http://www.amazenproducts.com/
Even with propane and the stock chip pan you will still be tending to the wood quite a bit, The AMNPS can give about 10 hours of smoke on one load and the AMNTS about 5 hours.