I just started my very first smoke... ever. On my new MES 30 digital. (feeling a little nervous about the whole thing) I figured I'd jump in to the deep in - I have a rack of ABTs, a rack of veggies to make JJs Au Jus, and a 2# tri tip. The whole thing has been going for about 15 minutes, nice smoke coming out of the vent... I just realized that after my several days of research here, I don't know if the vent is supposed to be all the way open... closed... half way... ???
also... I'm going at 225 degrees, and I'm figuring on about 2.5 to 3 hours.... does that sound right?