help smoking a butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by patg, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Hey all planning on smoking a butt probably around 5 lbs or so. I was wondering how much wood chips you would recommend for this? I am completely new so anything helps. I am using a 40" Masterbuilt gas smoker unmodded as of right now. Thanks in advance.
  2. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    I don't know what size pipe you have but I'm not sure there is one big enough to fit a butt in! Ahhhh but seriously. I can't really help with this because I burn splits but I'm sure someone will be along shortly with knowledge.
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not a MES user myself but from what I have read/retained from posts the chip tray is usually depleted around 30-45 minutes ? and then must be reloaded. This is a no soaking the chips type in my understanding....nor do most here soak chips anyway but I see you're new. Here's a very recent post.....HTH, Willie 
  4. patg

    patg Meat Mopper

    Thanks Brooksy lol! It's a pretty darn big pipe :)

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