The internal light and meat probe thermometer make cooking easier.
There is a digital control panel for convenience.
The smoker has 730 sq. in. of cooking area on four smoking racks.
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The water helps regulate temp by adding humidity to the smoke and keeps meat moist. It does not have to be water, you can add any combination of apple juice, beer, vinegar and fruit to achieve desired taste.
This unit can handle two average sized turkeys at the same time. It is difficult to give you a definitive weight to go by because a turkey may weigh 18 pounds but depending on the "size" of it, you may or may not have to remove the rack above the turkey. It just depends on the area the bird takes up. Our best answer is to know your smoker's interior available area and then purchase your turkey(s) based upon the area they'll take up inside the unit. We hope this helps you! Thank you for choosing Masterbuilt!
No, it's being used on a patio
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This product does not have an optional protective cover.
It took us about 6 hours but it also depends on the temp you are using.
It does not automatically shut off. When the (set) meat temperature is reached the heating element goes off and it comes on again when the meat temperature goes down below set temperature. What shut the smoker off automatically depends on how long you set the timer. The instruction manual explains so in details.