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I am wondering if I can smoke 25 pounds a day of meats on a SM008 or SM009. I am thinking of opening an extremely small B-B-Q / Dehli and want to serve around 75 portions a day. According to the way I read the info on the SM009 it says the full capacity is 25lbs to 30lbs which would give me at 1/4 a lb to 1/3 a lb portions the 75 portions I need. Ok guys start laughing I am the REAL NEW kid on the block.... thanks for the support
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Sam -- If you are wanting to serve 75 per day at 1/4 lb (4 oz) I would suggest moving up to at least a CS model 50/55.

Do the math: 75 servings at 4 oz each = 300 oz (raw, uncooked)

Figure conservatively loosing 50% weight in the cooking process, bone & fat. This means you need 600 oz (or roughly 38 lbs) raw meat.

Hopefully some of the pros will chime in here, but if you are serious about this venture I would consider something bigger

Just my $0.02 worth...

Good luck!
Thanks Mark, Wheelz & BigDMK! So,, not only may I need a larger smoker,,,,,what ever amount of meat I am looking to smoke should be adjusted by approximately 50% due to the loss to the total volume during the smoking process. This will definetely also dictate a difference in overall product pricing. Great help Guys!!! Thanks,,, well I do have time to make adjustments as it is all in the idea concept but I think this could still be a good fun project.
You Bet GLH,,, It is home now,,, right in the middle of down town Shanghai China... Generally go in and out on contract work but Shanghai is home. There is about 7 of us from the USA who worked all over and have just kind of adopted it as home... easy to live and cheap. We all generally go out for 3 months to 1 year on contract work and then return back. Been here since 2000.
Shanghai Sam

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