Well, we're off to the races. I'm running two 7.5lb pork butts in the MES 30". I planned on starting them today but got a little paranoid the more I read about how long some of them take. I ended up starting them late last night so I could monitor freely this morning (and afternoon just in case!). So far so good I think, from everything I've read on here. I'm pretty sure I'm stalled right now but I've got the time to let them ride it out. I'm pretty excited, can't wait to see how it all ends up. And thanks to all on this forum, y'all have been gracious, generous and so very helpful for folks trying to get up to speed. Pretty rare on the internet these days, so thank you all!!