I live in Taunton, Ma. I just got a MES 30 and I am attempting my first smoke right now. I have a 9.5 pound Boston Butt and a 7 pound Brisket w/ a light coat of mustard and a nice rub that I found on here. The Butt is at 175 after 12 hours and the Brisket is at 153 after 4 hours. I have sprayed the Butt with apple juice twice and tried to keep a even smoke with apple chips. I have the smoker set at 225. I am going to foil and wrap in towels when I remove them to rest. I have read a lot of articles on here and they have helped tremendously. Still hoping that I don't screw up, have my parents and a couple friends coming for dinner.