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Let's talk size

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by dragonslayer, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. dragonslayer

    dragonslayer Fire Starter

    Thinking about a propane tank offset smoker. I am looking for the approximate number of briskets I could fit on a 250 gal./500 gal./1000 gal.?
    Anyone have a good feel for this?
  2. A lot / A lot more / A whole lot more

    The 250 gal is supposedly the same size as the Lang 84. According to Lang's website:
    I know that doesn't give you briskets, but maybe it'll point you in the right direction.
  3. dragonslayer

    dragonslayer Fire Starter

    I did a little googling based on some back of the napkin math that sounds like ti would fit about 6 large briskets maybe 8 if they are on the small side.
  4. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smokin Peachey did 40 butts in his 500 gal so figure from there a butt is maybe 3/4 size of a brisket.

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  5. Just based on eyeballing, I would think 40 butts is quite a bit more than 6-8 briskets.

    2 baby back ribs laid side by side could come close to an average brisket size in surface area (not volume). If you agree with that, then you're looking at 15-17 briskets.
  6. dragonslayer

    dragonslayer Fire Starter

    6-8 briskets for the 250
    40 butts for the 500 :)
  7. Lang says 40 butts on their 84 which is equal to a 250 gallon tank.
  8. I think I know where we're getting our wires crossed: Lang 84 has double racks
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  9. jbellard

    jbellard Smoking Fanatic

    F5129C85-1092-43E0-A825-08C84E87FD60.jpeg I have a 330 gallon smoker and have fit 23 pork butts and could have gotten up to 30.
    Briskets I’ve had 6 on at once and I would guess I could easily fit 20 briskets on there.
    You do have to account for a good bit of temp difference on the firebox side so either you lose some area or you move briskets around a bit.
    I do have 2 levels of racks for a total of 4 racks.

    This is before my smoker was painted. Looks better than that now but it’s the best pic I have to show you the racks.
  10. dragonslayer

    dragonslayer Fire Starter

    That makes more sense
  11. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Peachey Thanks for the like.

  12. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a Lang 84 it will hold approximately 35 to 40, 8.5lb butts.
    It just depends on how crowded you want to make it.
    Never filled it with brisket.
  13. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man if you fill that thing up with briskets you better call out the armed guard with the bucks you will have invested in that cook. :emoji_laughing:

  14. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's costs a lot of money to fill that thing. Brisket is only 2-3 packers at a time. It's all I can afford.:emoji_laughing: