We thought we had it figured out, averaging a 163 over 7 contests. And a low score of 158. Then using the same rubs, same temps and smoker we scored a 149. So go figure ...
For us higher temps, 300 degrees, and even/consistant temps helped us the most. Then we loaded the smoker up with a bunch of chicken and pull a couple pieces at different times to see whats happening.
Memory impairment ... The free prize at the bottom of every whiskey bottle.