masterbuilt electric users

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tjw in kans, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    been doing a lot of reading about the 30 inch unit, but dont recall seeing a mention about the water pan ever needing a refill during an 8-10 hour smoke, just curious if it does, cooking at about 225 degrees. dont like a pan to go dry and have fat drip in it and burn, ruining a good smoke flavor. thanks.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Seems you'd be mopping or adding a bit of wood along the way in that time frame... keep an eye on it?
  3. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    8-10 hrs, you will probably have to refill, cover water pan with foil to avoid burnt on problems and makes cleanup a whole lot easier.

  4. hockeyhead

    hockeyhead Fire Starter

    I only have three yard birds under my belt, in the masterbuilt for bout three/half hours and didn't come close to adding any water.
  5. newbeestl

    newbeestl Fire Starter

    Just finished an 8 hour pork butt smoke. Had 1/4 pan of water left when finished. Some of that could've been excess mop and drippings though.
  6. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As long as you got water then your good........Just check it when you mop or rotate during the smoke............
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I did 4 pork butts and 4 batches of Dutches Wicked Beans in my 40" MES the butts were in the smoker 14 or 15 hours before we moved them to the oven to get some sleep. It needed water added before we took them out of the smoker. Total smoker/oven time on that one was 27 hours to bring the last 2 butts to have an internal temperature of 205º.
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    in kansas weather changes fast so water pan changes just as fast some days no refill some days 2 refills.
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