Looking to experiment

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by nachopapa, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. nachopapa

    nachopapa Newbie

    Just purchased a masterbuilt electric

    I would like to smoke and experiment with a few different meats. Can I load up my smoker with a variety of meats during one smoke session. What meats can I smoke together?

  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  you will love this place. So many different type of things to try.

    must do are : 



    chicken bites

    Butts for pulled pork ,

    as you can see the list can go on forever!!!!!!!

    you can smoke any meat together you want. Most of them get smoked around 225 degree.

    If you do chicken put them on bottom so they don't drip on the other meats.

    Take Jeff's 5 day eCourse InstanceEndEditable that a real good start.
  3. nachopapa

    nachopapa Newbie

    Thanks for reply

    Need to just smoke until inside temperature of meat hits the target temperature take it out and keep going with larger pieces?
  4. You got it.

    A couple weeks ago in the early AM I loaded my MES30 with a fattie for breakfast, some leg quarters for lunch, and a chunk of cow for supper.

    Each cooked to its own perfection and pulled separately at the time needed for the meal.

    Just be sure that EVERYTHING gets thru the danger zone in under 4 hours.
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I believe the cooking temp is what determines what can cook together.  I cook chicken at 280-300  butts and brisket 225-240, fish and sausage140-160

    I will also raise the temp of my smoker when finishing ribs. 

    I would say you can cook chuckies, butts, briskey and maybe abts at the same time without having to change the temps to much

    You can smoke chicken at the lower temps it you are not looking for crispy skin. If you want to crisp it a bit you need to remove it from the smoker and put on the grill or turn the smoker temp up.

    Sausage just does better at lower temps,  it if has already been smoked and you just want to heat it it can go in with anything

    Good luck with trying new things,  if you find something you really like let us know,  that's how we learn from each other

  6. nachopapa

    nachopapa Newbie

    Thanks Al

    I will put it to the test tomorrow. Appreciate the info.
  7. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Bottom line...Have fun and welcome to SMF.
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    Since it's a new smoker, I would just do 1 piece at a time until you learn a little about the smoker.

    A good start would be a beer can chicken.

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