I got about a 9.5 lb pork butt. I put it on right at 9 pm last night. the temp had settled right at 250. it stayed at 250 B) till about midnight. i figured i could rest easy. :side:
i get up at about 6am, the temp had dropped to about 220. (internal temp of the pork was 169). so i opened the draft door a tiny bit to try and get the temp back up before i left and i came back and checked it before heading to work and the temp was at aboput 190 :angry:
i took it off to check the coals, i thought i had enough, but decided to throw some more on there just in case. i had to leave for work, but i left the draft door open a little more than where it should be at 250. id rather it be too hot than too cold when i go check it in about 3 hours.
any suggestions? any idea what made the tempt drop so rapidly in about an hour this morning after holding steady for a 5-6 hour period last night?