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how many butts fit in a MES40

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how many 8lb butts fit in a MES40? 

post #2 of 9

6

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I imagine you could fit 8 in there, but I would not do that. I never use the bottom rack, because I don't like it being that close to the heat. And any more than two per rack could cut the air circulation down. So I imagine 6 Butts (8 pounds each) is feasible.

 

 

Bear

post #4 of 9

I remember a post from a while back where someone made 8 in an MES 40 and said they all turned out fine.

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back when i used my MES40 i averaged about 12 hours for a 8lb butt, should I estimate 13 hours for the eight 8lb butts?
 

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  The time will still be decided by the largest butt. The beginning temp will drop more and take longer to recover from so much cold meat being added. Last time I did 8 butts in a MES 40, the one on the bottom right was more crispy on the outside from being so close to the heating element.

 

   Mike

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i watched the internal temps fairly close...as one got done, i would shuffle the lower temp ones in the "hot spot" areas

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

I imagine you could fit 8 in there, but I would not do that. I never use the bottom rack, because I don't like it being that close to the heat. And any more than two per rack could cut the air circulation down. So I imagine 6 Butts (8 pounds each) is feasible.

 

 

Bear

I agree !


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