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Leave smoker in rain?

post #1 of 13
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I've had some friends tell me I can leave my 30" MES Analog Smoker out in any weather, whether I'm using it to smoke or not. Is that true? Can I smoke in the rain? Can I just leave it out? I have the cover that came with it but I don't know...
post #2 of 13

From what I've read, everyone says rain is a big no no.  But if you have a cover I'm sure it's fine.  Smoking in the rain is also a no no unless you have a canopy to keep the smoker dry. 

post #3 of 13
Play it safe electric and water don't mix! If you need to leave a smoker outside go charcoal or wood.
post #4 of 13
This is just the way I do things, not saying it's the only way or the right way.... Just my way !

I do not leave my smoker outside, cover or not.... I have a place in my garage for my smokers ! I have a place as well in my garage to smoke when it's raining, snowing or really windy !
post #5 of 13

Im sure a cover will be fine when storing outside in the summer.  But in the winter, bring it inside.  When smoking, dont get it wet.   

post #6 of 13

The analog units are probably more rain tolerant than the digital since there are no control panels or complicated electronics but there is still a risk of water getting into the wiring and ruining it.

post #7 of 13

I wonder if you could make a simple holder for a big golf umbrella, or maybe a patio table umbrella.

post #8 of 13
I built a table with a roof, never had a problem using my MES in the rain. Sits outside 24/7
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by inkjunkie View Post

I built a table with a roof, never had a problem using my MES in the rain. Sits outside 24/7

 

PICS!

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PICS!
Damn phone, will try again later
post #11 of 13

If you Have to leave it out I would cover it and raise it off the ground.

 

Gary

post #12 of 13

Will 12X12 tiles be enough to keep it off the ground?

post #13 of 13

I have a MES 30 Gen 1. Even though I have a cover for it I never leave it out in bad weather. It stays in my garage when not in use.

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