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16x32 too small?

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I am considering upgrading to an EOS and I have a few options in my price range, a 16x32 and a 20x32. I do mostly just backyard stuff for the family maybe a small party, but my concern with the 16 inch is will it be able to hold taller food without hitting the top? Like a turkey? I'm looking to do max like 1 full packer, or 2-3 racks of ribs, or 2 pork shoulders, or 2 turkeys.

Thanks for the help guys!
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You can't go wrong going bigger. That said, Turkeys can be Spatchcocked, backbone removed and layed flat. They cook faster and fit any height smoker. Only issue is you don't get the Norman Rockwell table presentation...JJ

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Thanks for the info, will that make the turkey too wide for a 16 inch grate splayed out like that? Yeah the bigger would be more comfortable but it's about a 300 dollar difference, the 16 is about 650 the 20 is 925. Just trying to see what that extra 4 inches means in terms of things I could do, but couldn't do with 16.
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Where are you? IMO, you should be able to get a 24"x36" built to your specifications for $925.

Contact Craig Bell at: bellfab@sbcglobal.net
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Originally Posted by krk30 View Post

Thanks for the info, will that make the turkey too wide for a 16 inch grate splayed out like that? Yeah the bigger would be more comfortable but it's about a 300 dollar difference, the 16 is about 650 the 20 is 925. Just trying to see what that extra 4 inches means in terms of things I could do, but couldn't do with 16.

 

That would depend on the birds. 2, 30 pound Birdzillas? Probably not but 2, 14 to 20 pound Turkeys should be no issue...JJ 

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Where are you? IMO, you should be able to get a 24"x36" built to your specifications for $925.

Contact Craig Bell at: bellfab@sbcglobal.net

I live in the Houston area.
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That would depend on the birds. 2, 30 pound Birdzillas? Probably not but 2, 14 to 20 pound Turkeys should be no issue...JJ 

Yeah I don't generally smoke a turkey heavier than about 12 pounds, since things tend to get dicey much bigger. Thanks for the info.
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