portable wind break for a GOSM

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kennymn, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. kennymn

    kennymn Meat Mopper

    To eliminate the wind factor with my smoking I built this shelter out of 1 & 1/2 sheets of cheap plywood and 8 - 4 " hinges . For the extension on the exhaust I used a piece of 6 " heater duct pipe . After it was built I tried it out the next day , the wind was blowing alittle with gusts about 8 - 10 mph. The inside temp was a constant 220 -230 degrees and the smoker control valve was on low and the gas valve was opened a crack . ( on one pic you can see the smoke was horizontal ) When your done with it folds up to only 3 " wide for easy storeage .
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  2. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very clever Kennymn, like the idea of the easy fold down and storage. Between the insulation on the smoker and the windbreak, you can probably get close to 40-50 hours on a tank!!![​IMG]
     
  3. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Neat idea. Efficient and portable. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Hey that should work great Kenny! Helps in the winter too!
     
  5. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    That sure does look like a good snow bird mod. If you made the cover durable enough to handle staying outdoors in the weather then you would have a permanent cover for your smoker and supplies.

    Is there a GOSM somewhere under all of that?
     
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool deal!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  7. kueh

    kueh Meat Mopper

    I was planning to make something similar, but with four sides. Using hinges to make it foldable is an excellent consideration. I was going to coat the exterior faces with a water repellant coating to handle this year's predicatably unpredictable weather.
     

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