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Weber Kettle upgrade?

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   I am using a Weber Kettle with a Smokenator. I cook year around and would like to come up with some type of 'blanket' to help hold the heat in. If there is a downside to the Kettle/Smokenator setup - it is the limited amount of coals it will hold to keep temps up at colder outdoor temps

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You can get that reflective insulated blanket thing that people use to wrap hot water heaters and such. You'd have to leave the top uncovered somehow. I have no idea how you would fabricate it but it's an idea.
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Oh BTW I see this is your first post, go up to roll call so everyone can say hi to you. Welcome to smf!
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Lots of guys use Welding Blankets to keep their babies warm...JJ

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It's essentially more of a fuel mass problem than a heat retention problem. On cold days, get rid of that little smokenator setup and just bank your coals behind a couple firebricks laid slightly overlapped and then wrapped in aluminum foil and used as a barrier. Works great. Here's what I'm talking about:



Bury some wood chunk under the unlit coals and you're smokin'!

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For me here in se pa, smoking year round , a 4'X6' welders blanket and some spring clips is a must in your arsenal. It will conform to multiple applications, cut that wind chill, retain heat and help with temp recovery. Very affordable, +\-$20 amazon/harbour freight. Just remember not to cut it.

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