I put 4-8 pound butts on at 5:00 p.m. For a low and slow overnight cook. The temp was pretty steady by 9:00 p.m. And the Maverick was beeping for no reason(does it beep when the battery is low?) so I turned off the alarm. I woke up at midnight and the temp was up 40 degrees and I realized I had a grease fire. Of course, my drip pan that came with the A/R was not big enough to hold the drippings for 4 butts. So I foiled the butts and put them in the oven at 230 degrees and worried that they were going to taste like burnt grease. They were done when I got up at 6:00 a.m. They turned out great. They had enough smoke flavor and were so moist. The family for whom we prepared the meal was very appreciative. Every cook is such a learning experience for me. At some point, surely I will stop,running out of ways to screw up. The good thing is that the food always tastes great anyway.