Hi everyone, I put my first butt in last night at 12.30, it's now nearly 12.30 lunchtime, so 12 hours. The temp has only risen 3 degrees in 2 hours, it's been at 171 for an hour and the WSM's sitting at 225 constantly. Just wondering what the next step should be and how long before she come's out. This is my first thread so please be gentle! By the way, my name's Phil and I live in Brighton, England and love smoking, I'm hooked! It's quite a new thing over here but just taking off, just gotta deal with the weather. Thanks everyone, what a great site.