Smoking More Than One Meat at the Same Time

Question Submitted by Terry:

Does the cooking time change when smoking more than one meat?

I have been BBQing for years, at least grilling. I just purchased a Char-Griller Pro; 1st smoker I have owned.

1. When cooking Beef, Pork or Chicken, when the cooking time says 1.5 hours per pound and I have a 4lb roast, would I cook it for 6 hours?

2 Does it make a difference if I have 2 4lb roasts 8lbs total?

3. Will I still cook 6 hours?

4. Same with chicken; by adding 2-3 birds how do I determine the correct cook time?

5. When using a water drip pan how full should the pan be filled with liquid? Thanks!!!


I would fill the water drip pan about 1/2 to 3/4 full. I also like to add other liquids like a good amber bock beer, and a few chopped onions, garlic, or just about any thing else that would give off a nice flavor when it is steamed. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any more questions.

The Smoker King