Smokin in the rain

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tybo6, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. tybo6

    tybo6 Smoke Blower

    Decided to do an all night smoke with a 11lb brisket tonight...that way I could get it off the smoke in the mornin before I go to work.....have it for dinner tommorow...........IT HAS STARTED TO RAIN LIKE IT IS THE APOCOLYPSE..........never knew it would have such an effect ....I mean I knew it would affect it some but not so drastic............what do I do.....temp is fluxin bad and dont know what to do to equalize.........HELP!
    Ty
     
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    TyBo6
    If you have plenty of smoke to it and it is double wrapped in foil, switch it to the oven to finish; it is not cheating, it is accomplishing the task !!!
     
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Depending on the smoke time I agree with Mossymo.
    Good luck, that's not cheating, just being creative.

    Good luck, Ron
     
  4. aaron85

    aaron85 Newbie SMF Premier Member

    PA
    I hope it works for you.
     
  5. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rained here too..
    I am hoping that the last of it has passed or I'm in trouble too!
    I just got her fired up...it's gonna be a long nite[​IMG]
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Rain's tough. All you can do is try to keep water off the smoker body. Just like the waterpan thing... every drop of water that steams off the smoker body pulls a helluva lot of heat out with it.

    I'm sure you made the decision to hit the oven by now, assuming you could not cover the smoker...

    Ahh the trials and tribulations of our passions.. [​IMG]
     
  7. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    If you're still having trouble this morning, I'd toss it in the oven too.

    Try to keep the rain away from the smoker. With my old smoker, I've used patio umbrella & EZ-up with good success. With my BWS, I'm fortunate that wind and rain have very little effect because those things are so well insulated.
     
  8. tarpon65

    tarpon65 Newbie

    Was cooking a 13 lb brisket yesterday and fighting rain all day down here in Sarasota. I ended up turning my Weber charcoal chimney upside down and placing this over my exhaust pipe on my smoker. I put a doubled up piece of tin foil over the top and placed a couple of pieces of thin brick on the top edges to hold the tin foil down. Because of the holes in the bottom of the chimney (now on top since it is upside down) I had plenty of updraft and was able to keep cooking as usual although I had to have a slightly bigger fire. I wish I had thought about this last weekend when doing baby backs and was having a hard time keeping temps above 200 in a torrential downpour.
     

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