I've been smoking on a Webber Smokey Mountain bullet for a while, and now want to buy an electric smoker to use when I'm too lazy to tend the charcoal. I've done a lot of research and narrowed my choices down to Cookshack or Smokin Tex. My budget constraints mean that I can afford either a Cookshack Smokette Elite or a Smokin Tex 1400.
My main concern is how much meat will fit into each of these. I'd like to be sure that whichever I buy, I can fit:
--A full-sized rack of ribs without cutting or folding it.
--A full-sized brisket without cutting or folding
--Two 10-pound pork butts at once, preferably with a little extra room to spare for a fattie or two at the same time.
The Smokin Tex shelves are 14.5" x 14.5", but it's taller so there's more room between the shelves. I think I could do large pork butts no problem, but worry about full-sized ribs and brisket fitting into the horizontal space.
The Cookshack Smokette shelves are 14" x 18", but there are only two shelves that look very close together -- there's not much vertical space between them and I'm not sure whether there's enough vertical clearance to do pork butts with both shelves in use. It looks like brisket and ribs would fit horizontally no problem.
Can anyone comment on whether the items above will fit? Which smoker should I get?