First Fatty, at 250 - 275 temp about how long will it take to cook?

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by new2smoking, May 23, 2010.

  1. new2smoking

    new2smoking Newbie

    Got my first fatties going in the MES 40 today, just wondering approximately how long they will take to cook?
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    My guess would be around 2-2.5 hours but theres lots of factors that could affect that
     
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Probably about 2 hours, could be slightly less or close to an hour more but I have found they usually reached their temp in about 2 1/2 hours.
    Remember though, temp not time, bring them to 165.
     
  4. new2smoking

    new2smoking Newbie

    Thanks, for the info. Pic's to come.
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well I'm with theses guys and I'll say 2 to 1 1/2 hours should be plenty of time.
     
  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    2 hours plus, like said above go by temp. a good therm is a valuable item.
     
  7. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Tonight's took 6 hrs to get to 160! WTF
     
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    all depends on size, fillings, temp smoked at... the only reliable method is to go by internal temp. i go by the 165 as well. that said 6 hours seems like an awful long time if temps were maintained at aprx 225. wonmdering about temp measurement of the smoker temp and the internal finish temp... need to ck thermos maybe???
     
  9. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nope thermo's were fine. I used 3 different ones and all registered the same temps.

    I just found it odd because every other fattie I've done took about 2.5 hrs.
     
  10. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    Had mine in today at approx. 230, it took exactly 2 hours to hit 165 this time around. Last time it was a little longer.
     

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