I'm new to the forum, so I'm still learning the in's and out's of my MES30. My first attempt at a pork butt left me suspicious of my MES's thermometers. The IT hit 205 and I pulled the butt and wrapped it to settle, it never plateaued which made me a little suspicious. When I went to pull it the butt was still somewhat raw in the center and I had to finish the butt in the oven(came out a little overly hammy but still delicious). Because of that, I ordered an AMNPS and most importantly a Maverick ET-732. I have suspended big/long smokes until I get my new toys! ...tonight I plan on taking my first shot at some ABT's and Pork Shots to be enjoyed with my pre-in-laws (Fiance's brothers mostly) on new years eve. How long do these usually take? I had a hard time finding a rough time guestimate and because the sausage is precooked(I'm lazy/taking baby steps with the smoker) and any idiot can see when bacon is done I'm going to assume trying to track the IT is pretty stupid. From what I did read I think 3 hours or so is a good guestimate, am I right? *****PICS ADDED***** As you can see by the empty spots on the racks... they were sampled as they came out... sampled ALOT!