Awesome job, excellent result for your first try!!!
Points for that.
Now for the bad news, with the first one turning out that good, you might never do better, so watch out for being somewhat disappointed with your future ones 128512. We always end up being our own worst critic, and trying to...
I would have to guess that the factory thermometer is not reading correctly, and the temp is getting WAY higher than you think. You need to get some kind of other thermometer that you know (trust) in there to see the temp. I use an IGrill system, and neither my electric nor my modified gas...
I'm not sure what happened with the smoke ring(almost non existent) but it tastes excellent.
Bunt ends taste great!
Family says that I just have to keep practicing though.
I think I should have pulled this one at 198, instead of my normal 203, because it is absolutely falling apart.