Smoking multiple meats at once

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dganor, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    I am planning a party for the fall. I plan on smoking multiple meats, tentatively a brisket, shoulder, and a chicken or turkey. Will smoking multiple meats at once affect the total time of each meat to doneness? Or as long as I keep the temp. at proper levels should it just take the normal amount of time for each meat? My party's not for a while, but I am just trying to plan ahead. Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Depending on size the brisket will probably go on first, followed by the shoulder, turkey and then the chicken. On the left hand follow the cooking times for weight of each item and then plan accordingly. Leave enough time for the brisket and shoulder to rest, wrapped up for at least an hour. Have fun and hope everyone enjoys!!
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds good and remember if you have a vertical smoker to keep the chicken and turkey below the other meats.
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The total time won't be affected as long as you can hold the temps where they need to be. You will go through more fuel during the cook though, so plan accordingly if you usually cut it close. It takes more fuel to maintain your cooking temp with the extra pieces of cold meat in there.
  5. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    Thanks for the replies. They are helpful. I plan on purchasing a horizantal smoker with a firebox on the side (probably from Home Depot). Any experince with that particular smoker? I like the idea of the firebox on the side for easy fueling.

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