Yesterday I smoked a couple of Pork Butts and things did not go well from the get-go! A couple of weeks ago I ordered a Temperature Control Valve for my GOSM and hooked it up to my propane line and tested it out on some ABT's and a fattie-the TCV worked like a champ and held my temps right at 250*. Sunday morning at 8:00 am I fired up the GOSM, set the TCV at 250* and proceeded in applying the second rub to the butts. Monitoring my remote display for the thermometer, I noticed that the temp did not rise above 187*-I checked the smoker and noticed my flame was half the height it normally is. I removed the TCV from the line, fired up the GOSM again and had a normal flame and the GOSM is at 255*. Finally at 10:00 am I get the butts on and things are finally looking up- about 1:30 or so Sam (the Bride) notices that the smoker temp has dropped to 190 degrees-I'm on top of a ladder changing out the light fixture in the Dining room thinking "What the heck?' Sam checked the smoker and tells me "NO FLAME" :shock: - she lifts up the propane bottle one handed and said "It's as light as a feather". Now there was no need to panic, I just pulled the propane bottle off of the grill and got things going again and realize that Sunday dinner (planned for 7:00 pm) will be delayed a couple of hours. The wife informs me that we will not eat at 9:00 pm and she decides that we will fill the empty propane bottle and we (meaning me) will grill some steaks. She calls the local hardware store that fills propane bottles to see if they are opened and no answer-still no need to panic. I remember markeli having run out of propane on Thursday so I give him a call on the phone to find out where he filled his bottles, he tells me that place that filled his bottles wasn't opened on Sundays (OK-here's the place we are supposed to panic). Mark offers me the use of one of his extra tanks and saves the day. I headed over to Mark's place and my wife's parting words were "Get the tank and hurry back home!" [yeah, like that will happen]. I spent about an hour with Mark watching NASCAR, talking guns and smoking meats. Is there a greater way to spend a Sunday afternoon??? I don't think so!! :mrgreen: Dinner was served at 7:00 pm, the butts were done at 9:00 pm and pulled with the help of the KitchenAid, sauced with some of SoFlaQuer Finishing Sauce and placed in the extra fridge for dinner next Sunday, providing that I can keep out of 'til then! (WARNING-WARNING-PICTURES TO BE POSTED LATER TODAY-WARNING-WARNING) Thanks again Mark-you sure saved my day, I owe you big time! I'd offer you some pulled pork but I know you have your own.