Originally Posted by dfess1
I pull my butts out of the fridge, and then go get my smoker going. By the time that is up to temp, the butts are pretty close to room temp. That helps a bit.
This is what I do and even the huge ones take 14-15 at most. 19 is pretty darn long for a 4 pounder. I even smoke my at 200-225 and they never take that long. Are you sure your thermometers are accurate or in the right place when measuring the heat inside the smoker? Also I never cook to temperature, usually just until I feel it is done, you get the hang of it after a while.