Couldnt sleep a wink last night, all excited like Christmas morning as a kid. Received my smoker last week MES 30" and seasonded it the next day, and today I have off so here we go. Last night I injected with some apple juice,rub, Kraken rum, mixture, and rubbed with a brown sugar paprika based rub. At 6:25 this morning in they went, 2- 6.5 lb shoulders. Been doing alot of reading here and I thank you all for the amount of information this forum has compiled. I do have two questions though while i spend the day relaxing watching and drooling. I have been reading about the thin blue line of smoke. aint happening, all i'm getting is white and what seems to be a fair bit of it. how can i slow it down to get that light blue? Also there seems to be steam coming from the top vent as when the smoke reduced I could see wasps of steam and slightly on the glass door, I do have the water pan in and about 3/4 full of water, should I remove or reduce the amount in it? Thanks guys, Fred.