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Smoking in Cold Weather

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I used the minion method (filled the ring with kingsford, then added 1/2 lit chimney) with my WSM and after about 8 hours, I had to replenish the charcoal. The outside temp was 25f at the start and mid 40s (very light wind) later in the day. Side note: my temp was 225ish so that was good. Is that normal?
post #2 of 6

So what's the problem? That all sounds pretty normal for the free air temps you were cooking in.

post #3 of 6

All normal. If you're looking for some more efficiency, get yourself a welding blanket to wrap your WSM. This will act as a wind-break and insulation and your charcoal will go much further.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses. I'm a noob, so just wanted to be sure I wasn't doing anything wrong.
post #5 of 6
Nah for cold weather as I learned with the same concern you had 225 seems to be normal.
post #6 of 6

Sounds like you have it all figured out. I'm in Florida so it's hard for me to comment on those conditions. My son is in Kansas & he had to build a shed to put his smokers in with a space heater to keep the temps up.

 

Al

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