One of the reasons I love my WSM is it function great as set & forget smokers!
Put on, get vents set & come home from work 9 hours later & temp is within 15 F of when you left!
After two smokes, I thought I'd try a "set & forget" cook on CGK, ( if wont do set & forget do I really want it ?)
Cooking 7 lb pork butt.
Loaded with 8 lbs of Royal Oak briquittes & 3 big chunks apple.
Got loaded up temp went to 350F before put meat on( no I didn't plan, it gets hot quik)
got settled in at 250 F @ 8:00AM.
Temp ranging between 250 F &270F depending on whether the sun is shining on cooker.
Pulled the butt @195F after a little more than 8 hours.
Got home from work & watched temp this afternoon with adult beverages & Stevie Nicks.
Temps mainly about 260F but short spike to 290F when wood chunk ignited.
Butt looks good ,in pan for a couple hours.