Smoking in MES overnight??

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by compfixr, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. compfixr

    compfixr Newbie

    I am about to do my first long smoke by doing a pork butt over night. I am concerned that the drip pan on the back might over flow as in it states in the owners manual that it may have to be dumped periodically during smoking.

    I have a 30" MES, have any of you had to dump the pan during the cook? Could I just put a pan inside the smoker on the bottom rack to catch the grease? Thanks for your replies!
  2. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One're safe from overflow....
  3. compfixr

    compfixr Newbie

    Thats good! Thanks for the quick response!!
  4. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've cooked all night with my 40" full of butts. I usually put a drip pan on the bottom rack. Never had a problem with grease running out.
  5. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I always use a foil pan on the rack under the butt, easy cleanup [​IMG].
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Put a drip pan under the butt with about 3 cups of Au jus with a few thinly sliced onions and put the butt in and cover with foil. Use the juice for flavoring after pulling.

    I usually smoke 6-7 hours and foil and turn the smoker down to 185 and go to bed. In the am, it is perfect for pulling.

    Good luck!

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