We’ve got friends coming over tonight so it’s time to trot out the smoker. I’ve got it up to 240˚F and the vents at the bottom set at 50% closed, placing half a loaf pan of beans and 4 butterfly pork cops on the racks. The pan is 1/2 full and absorbing a fair amount of heat, but I jammed more of the pre-fired charcoal on top of the unlit briquets, trying to compensate for the drizzle/sprinkles and the 51˚F outside temp.
The goal is to cook the chops low and slow, ideally about an hour and a half at 240˚F and then add the salmon near the end to let it go for an hour.
Wish me luck!