I had some issues with this cook... I am pretty sure the coals were not started enough when I poured them in. Temp never got above 260, when it hit 260, the outside temp fell to 44 and heavy rain poured down for the rest of the evening. Temps kept fall and never recovered. End up finishing on the gasser after 1.5 on the smoker - took about 30 to fully cook the breasts. During that time my propane ran out. I has a spare but the gasser temps fell rapidly due to the heavy cold rain. I have cooked with a full chimney of coals before and had no issues with higher temps - so I think the combo of a cool start and cold wet weather killed it.
In the end - it was ok, but much drier than I had hoped. I did get crispy "skin", but it was so tough you couldn't eat it. I think the split breast may have played a small role in the outcome as well. Looking at pics of the full breast the skin wraps all of the meat. the split breast has exposed meat - like only 60-70% was covered with skin. Unsure...
Feel free to comment or give advice on making it right on the second attempt.
This will need another attempt another day.
Next cook is st. louis ribs - Jeff's style as outlined in the recent email. I have bought his recipes and the sauce is killer! My butcher has the ribs trimmed perfectly so i cant jack that up ;)