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New 008 owner - First Butt

Howdy all. This is my first post, so go easy on me! I was smoking my very first pork butt in my new 008 last weekend to have a dinner for the NFL playoffs. It was an 8 pounder, spiced with a dry rub and set in the refrigerator for about 4 hours with the rub on. I put her on at 1:30 Saturday morning thinking it would surely be done in time for dinner at 6:00 pm. At 5:00 internal temp was 179 degrees and had been moving slowly the last two hours. Had to finish it off in the oven inside to meet my deadline (was still a little late after pulling, but boy was it fresh!). My question - is it unusual to take this long? I kept it at 225 deg up until about the last two hours when I started to get concerned, so cranked it up to ~240 deg. I did open the door two times during the smoke to mop with a vinegar mop, about 2-3 minutes each time. Comments?
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