So I was sleeping so peacefully I didn't even wake up to stop the cat from attacking my feet, made it part of my dream. Kept dreaming my wife saying "is it ready" - In/Out of sleep i'd check the temp, went to hit the light button on it when it started beeping (faith).
7am now folks she has a BEAUTIFUL color man ohh man i wish i didnt leave my phone inside to take picture, but its cold im not going back outside.
Temp dropped to about 214 and she beeped.. Thats smoker temp.
I went out,moved coals around, actually added some more, since I have a full water pan its going through the charcoal.
Temps up to 196 now (i had taken mid off so it dropped). Waiting for her to hit 220 before.. yup back to bed.
Meat temp is 172.. (trumpet fanfare) - she rose from my scary 145.
Meat texture... nice and moist still. The water pan sure keeps her moist so it's not burning. I hit it again with the squirt bottle of apple juice anyway.