Been lurking for a few weeks. First post. New SM050 owner as of Tuesday. Smoked a 7# butt and results were pretty good. Very moist and tender but the bark was a bit on the bitter side. Used 4.5 oz. apple wood and probably over did it (despite reading all the warnings on this forum about doing exactly that).
I've been trying to answer my own questions by searching the forum (great forum by the way), but I'm having problem finding the answer to this one.
According to the 050/055 owners manual, the maximum capacity is 35 lbs. of heavy cut meat or 15 lbs of ribs. How important is it to adhere to this maximum capacity? In particular, I had expected the model 050 to be able to handle more ribs than that at one time.
Thanks in advance.