New From London Ontario

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by two much smoke, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. two much smoke

    two much smoke Smoke Blower

    Hi everyone signed up awhile ago but I am just starting to get my feet wet here on the board.

    I have an electric smoker and it is great except that I cannot do any winter smoking.

    Has anyone overcome this problem without buying a new smoker?
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. There will be someone along shortly to help solve your problem with winter smoking.
     
  3. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use a small electric in the winter inside the garage or pole barn. It is a 1 inch thick insulated wall and it does a good job at 15 degrees external. Never tried it any lower yet, but there is always this year.
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  5. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to smf! I dont know how big of a smoker you have, but you could put an electric hot plate inside of it to help with the temps in the winter. I saw a decent single burner one for about $20.00 USD at walmart the other day. i dont know if you have a wally world in London, but that would be a good place to start looking, or a yardsale. London isnt that terribly far north, so, aside from a few really cold snaps, that should be able to contend with the cold if your smoker isnt huge[​IMG]
     
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  7. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Two Much Smoke -- I think I am in a similar climate as you (Dee-troit) and I bought a cheap welding blanket for my ECB electric last winter that helped it run fine. I have a drum now that I will use inside a small shed (like a windbreak) as the temps drop this winter. You can always build a cheap windbreak.

    Winter is too long up here without Que. [​IMG]

    PS - Welcome to the SMF
     
  8. two much smoke

    two much smoke Smoke Blower

    Almost neighbours thanks but what is a welding blanket and where can I get one also do you know the approx. cost of one?
     
  9. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF family. I am in Windsor Ont. You could also try to make a wrap from duct insulation (foiled on both sides with bubble wrap in the middle) I do not know how well this will work but I will be making one for my gosm in the fall. You can buy this stuff at Home Depot or just about any hardware store.
    Just a thought.
     
  10. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welxcome to the SMF. Sounds like you can use some insulation, or a shed of sorts.
     

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