smokin-it Model 2 capacity

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jpittssr, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. jpittssr

    jpittssr Fire Starter

    To owners of the model 2;
    How deep are the shelves?
    Will a shelf hold 2 racks of ribs without cutting?
    Will it even hold 1 whole rack?
    I have read that the shelf was 15x15 or 15x20 or 15x22
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. I just measured my self.....and it is 15" deep (in my PM I wrote 14 but was wrong)   I usually cut my racks in half and maximize the space I do have.  I have never had any issues cooking a load of meat.  I have done full packers without having to cut them. I have done 4 8 lb Butts in that bad boy and had 8 whole chickens in there at one time. 

    Any aversion to cutting the racks?

    Scott
     
  3. jpittssr

    jpittssr Fire Starter

    Not really I guess. I was hoping that I could put two racks side by side on a shelf. That would leave the other shelves for other things. I think I could do that with the #3 but since I already have over $1000 in the Lang, I don't really want to go over $500.
     
  4. I have always cut my racks......and never had any issues with doing so.  I know a full rack looks beautiful but I'm cutting them up anyway into individual ribs.   

    Im very happy with my SI 2 and the capacity I have. 

    Scott
     
  5. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The shelves in my cookshack are 14X18 so I either cut the ribs in half or leaving them whole place at an angle. It just depends upon what I am doing and the quantity being smoked. The SI 3 does have large shelves which is a real plus and far outweighs the increased cost factor. But you should do fine with the SI 2.
     
  6. jpittssr

    jpittssr Fire Starter

    I think I will go with the #2 . if a brisket fits at an angle a rack probably will also. If I have to cut then so be it
    Thanks.
     
  7. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds good.
     
  8. My full packer fit in straight front to back.  I know you are going to love the SI 2

    Do yourself a favor and get the cart......the cover.....and the cord hanger.  You will be set for good!!!

    Scott
     
  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    TMI!
     
  10. My full packer fit in straight front to back.  I know you are going to love the SI 2

    Do yourself a favor a
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