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Cold weather smoking

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For those of us in cold weather ares, (And we've had plenty of that this winter) I've found it very difficult to maintain the temp in my smoker.  Since I didn't want to wait until Spring for my next smoked ribs, I simply wrapped my smoker in some spare insulation and found it worked remarkably well when the outside temp was 25 degrees. In retrospect, I could have partially wrapped a portion of the domed lid also.

post #2 of 6
Calgary alberta canada was -15 -23c with wind chill. I wrapped mine in the aluminum foil insulation u use for heating and cooing of heat vent for your house. Comes in a roll of 30 feet and aluminum foil tape. Works grate and in the summer it keeps it cooler cause it reflects the sun. Happy smoking
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That is a good idea. You might want to check the rating on that insulation. It looks like basic insulation which carries no heat rating. Truckguy had a great idea using foil backed insulation since it is usually rated for higher temps.

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Yes, Truckguy had a better plan. I'll definitely be upgrading my insulation to something less flammable.  LOL.  But this is all I had on hand when I wanted to smoke my ribs.  Thanks Truckguy!

post #5 of 6

I would be afraid of getting some of it in the food. That would be worse than getting it under your skin.Try a welders blanket.

Happy smoken.


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Yeah mine was a fool proof idea and like I mentioned. In the summer it reflects the heat. I just did my first brisket this weekend. It wss - 15c and the smoker stayed at 190 for the entire 10 hrs. Works great and looks pretty dam cool and clean. like a brand new shiny f150 Eco boost. They glitter in the sun.
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