Turkey size for MES 30"

Discussion in 'Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES) Owners' started by jonnyg, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. jonnyg

    jonnyg Smoke Blower

    Hey everyone!  Looking to smoke a turkey here in the next month or so, and been reading that you cannot fit a big turkey in an MES 30".  Is that true?  If you can, how big of a turkey can you fit in?

    JonnyG
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You can always do 2 smaller ones.
     
  3. jonnyg

    jonnyg Smoke Blower

    That's true.  How small?  How big?  12 pound turkey a piece?
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's not just whether or not a Turkey fits in a Smoker. It's also whether you & your smoker can get it from 40° IT to 140° IT in no longer than 4 hours. And then continue to completion. That is also why you shouldn't stuff a Turkey if you're going to smoke it.

    Bear
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have the MES 40 I like the 12lbs. Hotel style they are breast with wings,thighs and legs removed.


     
  6. jonnyg

    jonnyg Smoke Blower

    You think a 12 pounder can fit in a 30"?
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I do not know how wide a 30 is.
     
  8. jonnyg

    jonnyg Smoke Blower

    Interesting.  Good insights.   What I want to do is figure out how small/big can I fit a turkey in a 30"

    Thanks Bear!
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't quote me on this because I sold my MES 30 a couple years ago, so I can't measure it, but I think the MES 30 & the MES 40 are the same depth.

    The MES 40 is higher & wider but the same depth.

    Bear
     
  11. jonnyg

    jonnyg Smoke Blower

    Thanks Bear! Appreciate the insight.  Have you smoked a full turkey in a 30"?

    JonnyG
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No, Sorry I have not.

    Turkeys & Chickens are some of the things my Son does down at his house. We do different things & share between our houses.

    I do some Chicken parts, but he does the whole birds.

    Bear
     
  13. jonnyg

    jonnyg Smoke Blower

    No worries Bear!  Thought I would ask.

    JonnyG
     

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