1. I cooked a pork butt at 225 degrees for 16 hours. I used 56 cups of pellets at 5.5 ounces per cup of pellets. This is a total of 19.25 lbs. of pellets and I averaged 1.2 lbs. of pellets per hour. While I was doing this, I threw on some Beef short ribs and had them for dinner.
2. I cooked some Moinks at 450 degrees and then lowered the temperature to 300 in order warm up a platter of pulled pork. Total time of the cook was 1.5 hours. I used 12 cups of pellets equal to 4.125 lbs. of pellets and averaged 2.75 lbs. of pellets per hour.
3. I smoked a whole chicken weighing about 5.5 lbs. for 5 hours. The temperature of the entire smoke was 250 degrees. I used 20 cups of pellets totalling 6.875 lbs. of pellets. The average was 1.375 lbs. of pellets per hour.
I am keeping a journal of my smoking activity in an EXCEL spreadsheet so that I can understand how my smoker behaves at certain temperatures and on certain foods. If any one wants a copy of this spreadsheet, send me a private message with your email, and, I would be glad to send it to them and you can set it up for your own personal experience with your specific smoker.
With kind regards,