Gas Box Smoker ??

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by bluegillman, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Has anyone tried to insulate their gas box smoker. It gets awful cold in my area and it would be nice to find a way to hold the heat in for better control. Any ideas? I have pastrrami to go in soon. Processed 25 lb. of venison burger tonight to freeze and get out later to smoke in sticks and balogna. I have been using sasafras to smoke with and really enjoy the flavor. Some reports say it can cause cancer, but I guess anything we eat can have negative feedback. Has anyone else used it? Thanks for any help.

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wrap that puppy. I have a 8" length of sisal fiber carpet I use. Worth 50° of temp. Sassafras? OK...seems a little aromatic for me, but if ya like be it. No one here gets out alive.
  3. homebrewru

    homebrewru Fire Starter

    Rich is right. Wrap that thing with some sort of insulator. You might try modifying a water heater blanket.
  4. mobcounty

    mobcounty Smoke Blower

    In the 40's I have used a quick fix by wrapping the smoker in tinfoil.
  5. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Blocking the wind alone will help big time at the 40* range!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    someone in a post here somewhere built a plywood doghouse w/ hinges for it. great pics of smoking in the snow.. anyone know where that thread is ?

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