I joined this Forum last fall to get advice on how to smoke a bunch of meat for my unit using my old horizontal offset. Since that post I have gained a wonderful amount of knowledge from the people here, purchased a bunch of new toys, and started to recruit new smoke fanatics here at the unit. It's time for me to do another smoke for the guys. This time I'm doing 5 pork butts for carnitas. Prep. . . I recruited help this time! All rubbed down for Carnitas flavored bark and ready for the MES! I'm smoking today in the MES, then pulling tonight, reheat in offset tomorrow morning while the beans go into the MES. 50 pounds into the smoker! Quick peek 6 hours in. I started at 0800, it is now 2130 and 4 butts are at 190ish IT. Another has been stalled at 160 for 3 hours. It may be a long night. Feeding goes tomorrow. . . I know its not fair to those that observe no meat this day, but as one good catholic said today "save it till 1 minute past midnight!"