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Masterbuilt 30" SMOKEHOUSE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mestinon, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. mestinon

    mestinon Newbie

    Hey guys! I just purchased the smokehouse for my apt! I have smoked a lot of meat before at my fathers place using our giant moker but I with this masterbuilt I feel as though im starting from scratch with zero knowledge of anything. Anyways...

    1.  I was thinking of smoking some baby back ribs and a pork tenderloin. however with the smoker being digitally controlled I was wondering if the amount of meat I place in the chamber will affect the time? If it is set at 225 and holds at 225 will the amount of meat in the chamber not matter? for example will one rack of ribs smoke the same amount of time as if I were placing 4 identical racks of ribs in the chamber?  Thank you guys!
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If my smoker holds the temp I want and the heat is evenly distributed (not hotter or colder in different area's) then I don't worry about how many racks are on the smoker. I do a 3-2-1 for spares and a 2-2-1 for baby backs. 
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't worry.

    I just put 5 racks of ribs in my MES30 and will follow the 2-2-1 regimen.

    It will hold temp. Only thing is that the supplied meter is usually off some. Mine reads 230 but is actually near 250.

    I bought a maverick to help me keep track of the temps.

    Use the search tool here and you will find much help and info about your smoker.

     Have a great day!

  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker. I moved your thread to the Roll Call section so you can get a proper SMF welcome
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off Welcome to SMF. Congrats on the new smoker. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

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