how many butts fit in a MES40

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by flanntastic, May 20, 2013.

  1. how many 8lb butts fit in a MES40? 
     
  2. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    6
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I imagine you could fit 8 in there, but I would not do that. I never use the bottom rack, because I don't like it being that close to the heat. And any more than two per rack could cut the air circulation down. So I imagine 6 Butts (8 pounds each) is feasible.

    Bear
     
  4. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I remember a post from a while back where someone made 8 in an MES 40 and said they all turned out fine.
     
  5. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

  6. back when i used my MES40 i averaged about 12 hours for a 8lb butt, should I estimate 13 hours for the eight 8lb butts?
     
     
  7. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      The time will still be decided by the largest butt. The beginning temp will drop more and take longer to recover from so much cold meat being added. Last time I did 8 butts in a MES 40, the one on the bottom right was more crispy on the outside from being so close to the heating element.

       Mike
     
  8. redneck69

    redneck69 Smoking Fanatic

    i watched the internal temps fairly close...as one got done, i would shuffle the lower temp ones in the "hot spot" areas
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I agree !

     

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