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Old 12-31-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Cambro MPC 300 question

I know I have asked this before - or I think I did - but I can't find the thread (even after searching through all my past threads), so here goes again. Will a Cambro Camcarrier 300MPC hold all my competition briskets and butts? We usually cook 2 briskets and 2-4 butts. Is the 300 enough or do I need to get the UPC 400?

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Old 12-31-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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I beleive I have the 300 series and it will hold 4-2" hotel pans or 2-4" So I dont think it will hold all of what you are wanting to hold.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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I have the MPC 300 and it will hold 3, 4 inch aluminum pans. Don't know how I competed without it for 3 years.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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I have 6" full sized pans that I load up with block ice and usually can fit a couple 3" pans filled with meats in the MPC-400's. After the meats are on the cookers we fill the 6" pan with hot water and use it as the hot box. Ice on top/hot on the bottom.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:01 AM   #5
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We use a single 300. One of the teams we look up to uses a pair because they believe that the brisket cooks the pork when they are in the same Cambro.

In time we will add a second as well.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:41 AM   #6
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It depends on what you do with the pork butts as to whether all that will fit in the 300. Two briskets in their own trays and the butts, already pulled, should fit.

If you do not pull the butts, two (maybe three) could fit in a deep pan on the bottom with two shallow pans for the briskets on the top.

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Old 01-01-2010, 12:17 PM   #7
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I put 2 butts and 2 briskets in mine at competitions with no problems.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #8
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I would stick with the 400... In fact, I don't think I could pull it off with just 1-400... We also use them as cold boxes and then when one is empty we start heating it up... the second box comes in handy after turn-ins for storing the extra food for a while...
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