Frigid Alaska

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by alaskanbear, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well, just so you know, I have not been ignoring this fine forum.  Its just been too dam cold to try and manage any sort of smoking in these temps.  Hope ye all understand!!


  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Geez you guys are having a bit of a cold snap. We have been luck around here as it has been seasonably warm this year. But don't worry I will be getting those same temps here sooner then I care for I'm sure.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rich.... at least it's a DRY COLD... HAHAHAHahaha.......

  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Damn, thats Cold!!  It'd be tough to keep a temp in even an insulated smoker when its that cold.
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was smoking with my smoke shack two winters ago  when it was just a touch colder then that and I was struggling to keep the temps up. It wasn't that my smoker wasn't insulated good enough it was because the propane was freezing in my tank. Well the propane wasn't actually freezing what happens when it gets that cold the tank only puts out a small amount of pressure. I did a bunch of reading on it and it's pretty cool what happens  when propane gets that cold. I had to keep shaking my tank to keep the flaming going good. Stay warm my friend.
  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  7. jsdspif

    jsdspif Meat Mopper

    They mentioned on the Kalamazoo , MI  tv station the other day that somewhere in Alaska (I forgot what city they said ) had broke the record for coldest temperature on that day . It was 41 below , the previous coldest on that day was 40 below .  I don't mind when it gets to 10 or 20 above around here but anything below that and then I feel like it's getting cold . I did do some smoking in my masterbuilt (which is in my garage ) I don't remember if it was last winter or the year before and it was 1 below in my garage .
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    WOW! I guess you'll be roasting hot dogs i the fireplace for a while.
  9. Always wanted to go to Alaska, but after seeing temps like that

    I guess that shoots it in the ass. Ain't no way I could live in cold like that.

    I feel your pain.

    Keep Warm

  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    -35˚ Below Zero !!!!   Yikes !!!!

    That's about 23˚ lower than I have ever seen here!!!

    Went Bear hunting one time, in -12˚. If I would have seen a bear, I would have had to get the bear to take my safety off---My fingers were frozen!!!

    Please Keep it up there Brother Bear !!!

  11. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    Better take that thermometer back to the store...they didn't put enough red stuff in it!!!
  12. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Coldest winter in my memory in NE Oklahoma was last winter when the coldest it got was around 10-12 below zero.  I remember whinin' about how miserably cold it was.  Rich's pic kinda puts things in perspective...and it's only November!!  Gotta get colder in Jan and Feb, right?
  13. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I think if it ever gets to 35 below where I live, the first thing I'm gonna do is put my smokers up til the cold breaks.  The second thing I'm gonna do is move!![​IMG]   Lotsa respect to you guys tough enough to survive in such harsh climates.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  14. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Holy Moly! -35°!  The very sound of that makes my teeth hurt. It can get pretty darned cold around here in January and February, too. But I can't say as I can remember -35°. I've tried to smoke in a gasser when it was well below zero, and had the propane liquify in the tank a time or two, myself. When propane liquifies, it just ain't gonna flow.

    But heck, Rich, bein' one of them hardy Alaskan types, probably does a little sunbathin' when the temps get balmy like that. [​IMG]

  15. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is just to cold!!!!!!
  16. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    The temp drop from 81 to 65 in just over an hour as a COLD front came throw today. After see this I feel like a fool wearing jeans and a sweet shirt.
  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Below zero?  If my memory serves me, the pain starts at -10?  Fireplace sure sounds nice!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  18. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think your Thermometer isnt working LOL.

    Keep that stuff up there.
  19. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was worry about you if you are snow under and gone  to hibernate. i see it is so cold [​IMG]  be safe my friend
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  20. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit


    OK, you win, hands down.  I am here in Texas, with nothing to complain about.  Hang in there!

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