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What size Masterbuilt Smoker?

jeremyd

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There is a "30 I can get off of Facebook for $125. If doing each individual batches, any idea how many pounds of Sausage /Jerky/Snack sticks I could smoke at a time in that?
 

Braz

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Have no idea how many pounds you can get in it, but I have a 40" and I can't imagine I'd be happy with anything smaller.
 

PAS

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I have a 30" and wish I bought a 40 instead. Not so much the size but the 40's have a higher wattage element that would recover faster after door is opened, and when first loaded and things like that!
 

cmayna

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Have no idea how many pounds you can get in it, but I have a 40" and I can't imagine I'd be happy with anything smaller.
Me too.
 

oberst

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I have a 30 and can do a batch of 6.5 pound snack sticks with some room left. There are 4 racks, and I can get 3 mallards on a rack. I think with bigger chubs, like summer sausage, you could do 10 pounds no problem. I have used mine for several years now and am satisfied with it. Most of my batches are 5 to 6 pounds. I definitely recommend an AMPS smoke generator though to have consistent steady smoke. I’m smoking for myself and a few friends; if you are smoking for a bunch of folks then more room would be convenient.
 

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I had a 40 when I was making sausage, and honestly I wish it was bigger.
So IMHO I would just get the 40 right off the bat.
Al
 

Bearcarver

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I wish I would have asked that question more than 10 years ago when I bought my MES 30!!!
I didn't like cutting my Rib Racks down, or my Briskets, but most of all I hated it when I mixed a 10 pound batch of Unstuffed Beef Sticks, and I couldn't get them all in on my top 3 racks.
So less than a Year later I got my first MES 40!!

Bear
 

Winterrider

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I had a 40 when I was making sausage, and honestly I wish it was bigger.
So IMHO I would just get the 40 right off the bat.
Al
100% agree. Have a 40 and have had it filled many times.
 

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