Ok first of the Q-View:
App 10 lb butt, deboned ( butterflied) into two halves. Jeff's rub applied last night, sitting on the counter this morning waiting on the smoker to get up to temp.
Temp is rising slowly, very slowly, but it is 36 degrees outside brrr. Draft is wide open, maybe it will get up to temp before too much longer.
About half way there, only about 120 more degrees to go... perhaps I should quit watching the Maverick remote , watched pot and all lol.
8:15 CST the butt is on, got it up to 250, got some TBS going and now I am getting like really excited! Heck I might not even eat anything today and save up for tonight.
Outside temp is rising however getting pretty windy out, smoker temp dropped about 10 degrees so having to open damper more - may be burning through some charcoal today...
Looks like you are off to a good start! Hopefully the wind will die off for you. I've made wind breaks out of all kinds of stuff through out the years. Tarps, plywood, boats, trucks,etc...