8:30 pm - Kids to bed! Time to smoke!
9:00 pm - Everything is started coals in the firebox; getting hot!
9:15 pm - Meat was all rubbed up and ready to go... Tossed it on the grill and threw some Hickory mostly in the firebox. Little bit of mesquite too. Wind is picking up!
I got a small story. I was picking out my brisket today in Sam's Club and some guy came in looking for one to smoke himself. His wife said he's a champion BBQer, real deal. I actually had the one he wanted in my hand, which was good because we went over the whole thing and he explained why it was the best one! Yay! Good advice! (Help me pick out some spares too)
9:25 pm - Check the weather. Was worried a monsoon would come rolling in. Of course I pick night to smoke which is the only time of day in AZ we have bad weather, temps still rising though.
9:45 pm - 193... What happened! I think I need more coals, yet... I check my non-digital kitchen aid brand new oven thermometer inside and it says 225. No more coals.
10:10 - Added some more Hickory. This digital thermometer is annoying me, so I'm putting on potatoes. At least I got 2 more thermometers inside. The oven one, plus one in the meat that tells both meat and oven temp! But the damn wind is making my temp inside go down to 200. I need to add some more charcoal so I can quit dancing around my grill and go do something. Throwing in some more hickory too.
10:30 - Roll up my findings so far, post some pics here, and get a BEER! Yeah BEER!