It's Raining

Discussion in 'SMF News' started by adawg54b, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. adawg54b

    adawg54b Newbie

    I have ribs on the smoker and it started raining and I'm dropping temp real fast! Any suggestions?
  2. max-paul

    max-paul Fire Starter

    Got an old moving blanket? Or small old cloth tarp? Put it over the smoking chamber but not the fire box section. Keep an eye on the blanket to make sure it does not start to smother (aka catch on fire). Add more fuel and open the damper so it builds up more heat.

    Seen on pit masters.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I always end up standing next to the smoker with an umbrella.
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Make sure it isn't a blanket made with polyester - polyester melts and smells nasty! But anything made with wool or 100% cotton should do well, also canvas tarps work good to.
  5. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would do what Al does, just add a beer in the other hand.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It really depends on what kind of smoker that you have ? If it's a smaller smoker like most of the foks here have then it's like Al said. Umbrella and a few beers. Ten if you have a bigger smoker maybe a big thick metaled Lang or something like that. I would recommend you to smoke on and it will just take alittle bit longer.
  7. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Your lucky you don't live in the seattle area its always raining here like what Al said Umbrella in ! hand and a beer in the other for me I have a Umbrella hat so I can hold 2
  8. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Make sure the blanket is wool it's naturally fire resistant.Seen it on pitmasters too.
  9. I'm fortunate to have a 12' x 50' covered back patio that my smokers are on.  

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