I have two 7.5lbs. Boston Butts in the smoke for about 1 hour. It is 97 degrees here in Vegas today and was 89 when I started to get the smoker setup. I will probably see 110 degrees today. It is pretty dry here so the water pan is full in my MES 30 analog smoker. Later I will throw in a 2.5" thick rib eye for about an hour in the smoker before charring it on the grill.