Hey Y’all, I’ve got some question regarding my new 30” 2nd Gen MES. So, I received this for Father’s Day and managed to get it assembled and seasoned with no issues. I proceeded to smoke a pair of babyback ribs using the 2-2-1 method. They came out good but could be better and that got me looking and finding this site. I saw a couple of things that I definitely will include next time. So, now I have to prepare some pulled pork for @25 people this coming weekend. I noticed with the ribs that I didn’t get enough smoke on them that I wanted so ended up buying the AMNPS and will attempt to use it for the first time this weekend after reading the reviews of it here on the site. Did the prep work on the unit by setting the AMNPS inside and burning any oils off. I found Todd’s suggestions on how to set the AMNPS for the 2nd Gen MES and will do so as well as adding a 3” elbow vent for better air flow out of the unit. My questions: [if !supportLists]1) 1) [endif] I’m smoking three pork butts simultaneously for the first time…do multiple meats add to the total cooking time? They are all around the 7.5 lbs and I was planning on cooking them at 1.75 hrs/lb. at 225. Do I need to raise the temp also? 2) Is the meat thermometer provided with the MES good to use? Any users use it or do I go with an external probe thermometer? That being said I’ve read that a good pulling temperature should be 205. Is that correct? [if !supportLists]3) 3) Using the AMNPS (5x8), how many rows are needed to get a good smoke ring provided with the time estimates above? [if !supportLists]4) 4) Fat cap up or down? Or just remove as much as the fat cap as possible and don’t worry about it? [if !supportLists]5) 5) I don’t want to open the door to mop or spray. Is mopping a big deal for juiciness or creating a good bark? I plan on using the finishing sauce that was provided on the site to help with the juiciness. [if !supportLists]6) 6) What about foiling? Is foiling better or just getting a really good deep bark okay? Again, I don’t wish to open the unit to wrap three butts. [if !supportLists]7) 7) I have to bring these to a different location so the plan was to take them off when they hit temp, wrap them in foil and towels and then store them in a cooler. They may sit for 2-3 hours. Is this safe to do? Do I have the process correct for transporting? Thanks for any responses and I hope to learn a lot from you pros!