Maybe it is my imagination, but its been about an hour and its only at 106°. This is the first I've had it oit this year and don't remember it taking this long. Heating to 240° to do a butt. Outside temp is around 70° and not much of a breeze at all. The smoker is sitting in direct sunlight too. 2nd year with my MES 30 1st gen. Any thoights or insights would be helpful. Oh, and my wife said that she thinks it is just being a butt and going through a stall. Thought that was funny and creative.