So I mentioned it in another thread, but I'm having some friends over in celebration of my rapidly advancing age, so I thought I'd fired up the smoker. I started it all last night at about 1:00 with a brisket and a pork butt. The butt just came off with an IT of 185 (I'm worried I might have over-done that. I'll know when I start pulling it in an hour or so). The brisket is at 177, where it's been holding for the last 3 hours or so. I've been doing the toothpick test, and I think it's going to be pretty close. I've got hungry friends coming over at 5:00, so I'm going to pull it off in about an hour, cooler it for an hour, then find out how well it worked. About 3 dozen ABTs went in an hour ago, and I've got a batch of Jeff's sauce to go with everything. -It's my first time using that sauce recipe, and big ups to Jeff for that one. That stuff's incredible. I had to stop sampling it out of the sauce pan so there would still be some left when I had some meat to go with it. It's seeming like it's all coming together nicely. I've been taking Qview pics along the way, but my cable is in my desk so I can't upload until I get to work tomorrow. I'll get Qview up then. Thanks again to all the info everyone has put here. It'd take me 15 years to learn on my own what I've learned from this site in a few months.