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LuvMyQ

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How much meat can it hold?
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:21:04 PM »
I am trying to decide between a #2 or #3. I see the 2 has 4 racks.  But at only 2.5 inches apart, I don't see much utilization for all 4 unless you are doing all meats that are not very tall.  My most common smoke I do on my Weber Bullet is briskets and butts.   (However, with the ease and convenience of the Smokin-It, I suspect I will use it more frequently, do some wings, more ribs, etc.  So how much will it hold?

Can I do 2 butts and a packer brisket?
I assume I can do 3 racks of ribs.  What about 4?
Terry, from Westfield, IN (Indianapolis area)
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Re: How much meat can it hold?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 04:13:35 PM »
Can I do 2 butts and a packer brisket?
If you are looking to do that much at the same time, you'll want the 3 or 3.5.  These smokers like airflow.  What the smoker can hold doesn't really relate to what will turnout well in it. 
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Re: How much meat can it hold?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 04:16:31 PM »
And FYI, a full rack of Costco ribs won't fit in a #2 without being cut. 
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Re: How much meat can it hold?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 10:08:20 AM »
 Thanks SuperDave.

"These smokers like airflow.  What the smoker can hold doesn't really relate to what will turnout well in it."

That is some good to know info.  Looks like the 3D, specifically 3DWIFI is where I am going.
Terry, from Westfield, IN (Indianapolis area)
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Re: How much meat can it hold?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 11:02:55 AM »
Good choice!
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Re: How much meat can it hold?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 08:00:37 AM »
Perfect choice, Terry!  Steve should have them on the website next Wednesday.  They've been out of town this week.
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