Originally Posted by gersus
Since my successful round of BBB, I'm wanting to smoke up a bunch of it to put in the freezer.
Last time, I ended up cutting the 5 lb butterflied butt into two pieces which was fine with me. It took up about 2/3 of the rack if I remember right.
Can I smoke 4 of these at one time, one butt on each rack? Or is that too much at one time to allow heat/smoke circulation? I suppose it would be a good idea to rotate them half way thru?
An MES 30 would be pushing it with over 12 pounds of cold meat at once?
The MES 40, with the 1200 watt element has plenty of juice.
I prefer only using the top two racks, but I don't have a problem using the top 3 of my MES 40.
I never put any meat on the bottom rack. Too close to the heat for me.
As long as you have an inch or two of space in the middle & the ends, you should be alright.
And yes, I would rotate them half way through, and switch left to right too.