Hi all, I am attempting my very first smoking endeavor today. Yesterday in Rhode Island the temp was a big old -2 degrees. Today's prediction of approximately 40 degrees is virtually a heat wave, ha ha. Nevertheless, 40 is still chilly and I am wondering what kind of impact it will have on both getting my smoker up to temp (not hotter than 250) and maintaining a temp for the duration of my smoking (my meat will need to be in there for probably 1.5 - 2 hours). How much more time, charcoal etc. should I plan on (if any at all) to balance out the impact of the cold air temp?
Thanks in advance for your guidance!