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Turkey size for MES 30"

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone!  Looking to smoke a turkey here in the next month or so, and been reading that you cannot fit a big turkey in an MES 30".  Is that true?  If you can, how big of a turkey can you fit in?

 

JonnyG

post #2 of 13

You can always do 2 smaller ones.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

That's true.  How small?  How big?  12 pound turkey a piece?

post #4 of 13

It's not just whether or not a Turkey fits in a Smoker. It's also whether you & your smoker can get it from 40° IT to 140° IT in no longer than 4 hours. And then continue to completion. That is also why you shouldn't stuff a Turkey if you're going to smoke it.

 

 

Bear

post #5 of 13
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That's true.  How small?  How big?  12 pound turkey a piece?


I have the MES 40 I like the 12lbs. Hotel style they are breast with wings,thighs and legs removed.

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

You think a 12 pounder can fit in a 30"?

post #7 of 13

I do not know how wide a 30 is.

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

Interesting.  Good insights.   What I want to do is figure out how small/big can I fit a turkey in a 30"

 

Thanks Bear!

post #9 of 13

Here is a link that will help in how big a 40 is

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/174140/sausage-rack-mes40-w-step-by-step

post #10 of 13
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Interesting.  Good insights.   What I want to do is figure out how small/big can I fit a turkey in a 30"

 

Thanks Bear!


Don't quote me on this because I sold my MES 30 a couple years ago, so I can't measure it, but I think the MES 30 & the MES 40 are the same depth.

 

The MES 40 is higher & wider but the same depth.

 

 

Bear

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks Bear! Appreciate the insight.  Have you smoked a full turkey in a 30"?

 

JonnyG

post #12 of 13
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Thanks Bear! Appreciate the insight.  Have you smoked a full turkey in a 30"?

 

JonnyG


No, Sorry I have not.

 

Turkeys & Chickens are some of the things my Son does down at his house. We do different things & share between our houses.

 

I do some Chicken parts, but he does the whole birds.

 

 

Bear

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

No worries Bear!  Thought I would ask.

 

JonnyG