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post #1 of 14
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New here as well and new to smoking. I'm in the market for medium trailer mounted smoker that I use to enhance my business. My questions to the group is that being in Colorado do I need to be aware of any issues? I have been told that a regular smoker with the fire box built on the bottom will not work as well as one that is built for Colorado's unique climate.

thanks for the help
post #2 of 14
I can only give you a warm welcome to the forum! Hopefully someone here can get you some answers!
post #3 of 14
Welcome to SMF! I can't help you, but wish the you the best in your quest!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #4 of 14
Welcome aboard..another CO guy!

I live in Littleton and smoke with an R2D2 so I can't give much advice on the side box issue. I just deal with the temp issues but it all works.
post #5 of 14
Welcome to the forum. I am sure that someone will be by shortly that will be able to help you with your question.
Sorry I cannot.
post #6 of 14
Welcome to the SMF, you'll have some good feedback before too long.
post #7 of 14
Welcome to SMF.
post #8 of 14
Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info and good people around here. Have Fun and Happy Smoking
post #9 of 14
Welcome to the SMF!! Not sure why the climate is a factor....unless your going to be outside in the dead of winter, then I don't think it matters where your firebox is. Maybe you could clarify a little.
post #10 of 14
Welcome to the forum. You may want to check into a Stumps unit if you haven't already. The insulation will come in handy up there I suspect.

Good luck
post #11 of 14
Welcome to the forum. I live in Littleton too and have had a SFB up here. I didn't notice too much of a difference from smoking in West Texas, except getting decent wood. You do have to keep in mind we have a bit of a shortage on one of the 3 components of fire. Oxygen! The way to counter that is to make sure your smoker flows air. Most sidebox configurations are pretty straight forward. Vent on the firebox, and a vent on the flue. This also controls the temps more or less. This is basic fire tending 101 though. As I said before, I didn't notice a big difference except I had to keep the dampers open a little more to get the airflow higher.

I hope this answers your questions.

post #12 of 14
I've been competiting for the last 3 years with my Treager 75 and Country Smoker with no problems. I also do catering and my health department inspector gave me the thumbs up on the 75 and the whole hog so I'm good. Only time Ihave noticed a big diffrence has been when cooking in the mountains, takes a little more time, but I also use a blanket to help keep the heat in.Hope this helps.
post #13 of 14
Welcome to SMF,
Happy smoking up there!!
post #14 of 14
Welcome to the site....................Glad to have you here.................
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