How Many Butts can you cook in a Char Griller Pro W/SFB at One Time? Tne Answer Is 5.

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tom c, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    It looks like I could place six on the grill with extra space and two or three on the warming rack. The temp on the warming rack is close to the same as on the grill..
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I do not have one so I would not know...
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Is this a contest?
  4. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    6 for sure. Is there enough room with the warming rack in smoker?
    (I took mine out wnen i did my first turkey)
    Do u have baffles set up to keep the temp the same from one side to the other ? If not the firebox side could be 100 degrees hotter
  5. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Definitely six. I took the warming rack out too. Ditto on the baffle comment. You will have to rotate your butts.
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Depending on their size, I once estimated 9 if the warming rack is used. Not that I have actually done it.

    My drip pans give a baffle effect, so I have no problem with heat from side to side.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  8. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    No contest. I was planning on cooking 8 butt over two day, 4 at a time, but I may not have two day that weekend. So I am tring to figure out if I could, or if anyone has, cooked 8 at one time in a  Char Griller Pro W/SFB. Or should I cook 4 the weekend before and freeze them and 4 the next weekend. Or should I the all 8 the weekend before 4 at a time and freeze them till the next weekend.
  9. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    I'd think you are very safe with 6, but, if you think you have the uneven heat problem under control, I bet you could do all 8.  Might be worth a try.  I would make sure to rotate in the smoker and temp check all of them before you take them off.  Just my 2 cents. 
  10. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    The number is 5 on the main grill. The added temp gages causes problems trying to put 3 in the front row, so three in the back row and two in the front row between the temp gages. the warming rack will not work because it flexes with the weight, not leaving enough space between the butts on the main grill and warming rack for smoke and heat.

    I ended up with 7 butts between 7 and 7 1/2 pounds to smoke. So I am planning two runs 4 in the first and 3 in the second starting tonight.

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