Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by flanntastic, May 20, 2013.
how many 8lb butts fit in a MES40?
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.
I remember a post from a while back where someone made 8 in an MES 40 and said they all turned out fine.
i did 8 at once in my MES40 at work last year and had no issues
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?
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.
i watched the internal temps fairly close...as one got done, i would shuffle the lower temp ones in the "hot spot" areas
I agree !