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    I am new. I have only been smoking for the past year. Recently I smoked a 12.25 pound Pork shoulder at 225 in my Meadowcreek BX 50. It was done 18 hours and I enjoyed it as did everyone else. Tonight, a more accomplished cook claimed that they cooked an 18 pound pork shoulder at 225 in an electric smoker and it was finished in 8 hours. Is this possible? I thought the rule of thumb was 1.5 pounds per hour.

    Electric smokers will cook a lot quicker since they have no combustion they do not need air flow, and therefore they can seal them up pretty well and maintain a very high humidity level.
    Last edited by Jerod Broussard; June 21, 2015, 07:04 PM.


      Jerod, thanks for the quick reply...so it is possible to cook 18 pounds in 8 hours using an electric smoker?


      • Jerod Broussard
        Jerod Broussard commented
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        I guess anything is possible.

      Mike, did that 18 hours include warm up time for your BX 50? I have found it can take up to 2 hours for mine to come up to a temp of 225. It's a big chunk of steel and the five gallons of water that have to get warmed up. The last couple of butts I did were around eight pounds and took about 12 hours in my BX 50. I cooked two butts at a time. That was after the pit was up to temp and controlled by a Stoker II to keep it at 225 for the duration of the cook.



      • Mike1
        Mike1 commented
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        Alden, yes, it did. I have had excellent success with a BBQ Guru. I found that my warm up time decreased dramatically and the unit holds 225 evenly. I was more surpised that my friend claimed 8 hours for 18 pound pork shoulder in his electric smoker. I just found it hard to believe


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