Smokin In The Rain

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokin sid, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. smokin sid

    smokin sid Smoke Blower

    Greetings Everyone!

       I plan on smoking some chicken halves this weekend and there is rain in the forecast.

    How long and at what temp should I smoke at?

    I also hope smoking in the rain isn't going to invite rust to the exterior , I store my smoker in

    my garage when not in use. I want to get as much smoke time as I can out of this smoker.

    Any input will be greatly appreciated .

                                                                                                     Happy Smokin Everyone!

                                                                                                         Smokin Sid
  2. jwcnj4502

    jwcnj4502 Fire Starter

    Don't know what type of smoker you are using but the last time I used my offsetsmoker in a light rain the water tends to cool off the smoker and made it difficult to maintain temperature. If you can try to keep the rain off the smoker.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just use mine just inside the garage. It also helps protect it from wind issues. Most of the smoke goes out the door and I can't really smell anything in the garage.
  4. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    can't you just rig a tarp over the smoker or one of those 8x8 tents,just a thought
  5. Stands to reason. But my experience is slightly different. Going by the built-in thermometer, which is mounted near the top of the cover, there can be a significant drop in temp---depends a lot on the temperature and severity of the rain. 

    However, when I retrofitted my off-set with thermometers at grate level I discovered there was little significant drop in temps where it mattered.  

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