JJ,I dont know whether it was a point or a flat is one better than the other? WOODY I used a medium egg nice fire between 225 and 250. Smokey I used a rack and drip pan. Maybe I was to hasty. What kind of consistency Am I looking for from YAalls experience. You guys would be proud of me if you saw that 6lb pork shoulder I cooked for 15 hours low and slow YAwanna talk about pulled pork, HUWEEE.