Al that's a nice cook!!! I sent some points your way.
On my Lang if I'm doing a couple butts I will smoke to 165 and then pan and cover them till 205.
If I'm doing a large amount of butts I don't bother panning them.
But then I'm also smoking the butts @ 300 and it takes about 6 hours for 8-9lber.
Thank you for the point!
I'm really looking forward to trying some higher temp smokes.
I'm very interested in how the results compare to the real low & slow that I have been doing for years.