hello good morning,,, I am newbie,,, to smoking got a brinkman gas vertical water smoker for Christmas,, Used it for the first time last Sunday . smoked a boston butt. three lb for 4 and a half hours It came out great. cooked it to an internal temp of 180. but wasnt able to pull it apart had to slice it , oh by the way, its 65 out right now no need to dig my smoker out of the snow,,, ha,,,,,,how about you??