Bought some reflectix insulation, gave it three wraps and cut a little flap for the chip pan. It's 7*F here today so I decided to just do a dry run to get a handle on what operating temps I can expect. Threw some Western cherry chips in and had a nice aroma within a few minutes. Its been about twenty minutes now though and not much smoke or heat. Just a nice smoky aroma.
I'm thinking of putting a cardboard box over top with vents cut in, maybe keep the heat around longer. May also put a few layers of insulation below. Would've taken more pics but too cold for that today. More to come once it gets above freezing.
Ps the local wally world had some chips on sale made from repurposed Jack Daniels barrels. They smell awesome and I havent even opened the bag yet, think they'll make some fine jerky.
Edited by Ryan Y - 1/19/16 at 9:09am