I did my first pork butt in my MES 30 with very good results! Details below:
8.8 pound butt going in and 4.7 pounds coming out of the smoker
Smoked with 50/50 apple and mesquite
No liquid in the pan
275F smoker setting all the way through
Total time of 10.5 hours
At 146F when probed at 4 hour point
steady climb to 203F with no stall
Crazy good bark and pulled pork!
Rubbed and tied the night before:
Getting probed at hour 4:
Some dark bark and a nice smoke ring:
Put this on a roll with some Eastern North Carolina sauce and cole slaw! Perfect!