Bear, I tried to keep the temp between 260 and 275. It tended to want to stay closer to 275 then it did 260.
RW, This is definitely not a replacement to the tried and true low and slow. Every weekend something comes up to where I couldn't do a real smoke. I just couldn't take it anymore and had to squeeze this in the window I had today. But if I get this desperate again, I won't hesitate to do this method if I have to.
That's fine Matt.
Your little experiment tells all of us how to do it in a pinch too. Probably many of us have avoided making any at all, because of the time. Now we know how to put one through quicker. You helped us all with this.