What's the philosophy on smoking two different things at once?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by joeski, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. joeski

    joeski Fire Starter

    For example chicken and fish?  pork and beef?  Can you mix and match or is that a bad idea? 
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thai stick and bourbon oil but I don't really remember how that day turned out.
  3. Why not? You have to manage each individually but I think most guys load up the smoker.
  4. pockets

    pockets Fire Starter

    I try to fill up smoker, if i got it out and rollin might as well make use of it
  5. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    The only thing to watch is when doing something like fish/salmon with a strong odor, as it can impart flavor onto the other items.  ie: salmon flavored chicken or pork

    Otherwise there are no issues with mixing multiple items.
  6. joeski

    joeski Fire Starter

    I didn't know if it would affect the taste, you know with pork dripping on chicken, or chicken on beef etc. Sounds like juice is juice so "load up the smoker" sounds good to me.  I'll stagger the meat on different grates to avoid the drip and allow the smoke to get everything. 
  7. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tomorrow, I'm doing Salmon Jerky and Chicken Wings........but in two different smokers.  That's the key as far as I'm concerned.  Totally different temp requirements. 
  8. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    As long as the temp requirements and the type of wood works with everything, by all means load it up!

    Smoke ON!

  9. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have cooked several meats at once with no problem. But, I would never cook fish with anything else. Also, I don't mind beef or pork dripping on chicken, but never let chicken drip on beef or pork, Just my $0.02 worth. Joe
  10. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    Good call on the chicken dripping.  I have done fish with others, just made sure that the fish was the closest to the outlet stack (on an offset pit).

    Smoke ON!

  11. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Last weekend I did a Brisket and 2 chickens NOOOO problem!!!
  12. joeski

    joeski Fire Starter

    Ok great! this is the kind of advice I'm looking for. [​IMG]   I'm using a Masterbuilt 20070213 30-Inch Black Electric Digital Smoker.  

    It has the four grates and dripping does occur.  I've BBQ a lot but only had this smoker for a month and I'm loving it. 

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