First time at smoking anything. Started with a 5 lb pork loin, soaked in brine overnight. Butterflied and stuffed with boudin and sharp cheddar cheese. Wrapped in bacon and on my MES 30 at 230F with some hickory chips 3 hrs later thermo showed an IT of 145F. Wrapped in foil and towel and into the ice chest for a 30 min rest. Cut into it and man was it good. Very happy with my first smoking experience. The kiddos and wife also gave it a thumbs up!