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MES 30, anybody smoke when its REALLY cold out?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by flanntastic, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. MES 30, anybody smoke when its REALLY cold out?

    I am suppose to smoke a pork butt tomorrow night for a Christmas party but its only 15 out at night right now, should it still work?
  2. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    What do you mean by really cold?

    You don't say where you're from.

    I've done a bunch of smokes in the Winter, but I'm only from Pa. Those smokes were at temps of below 10˚.

    But then there are guys who use their MES in MN, where the temp is well below "0".

    They could tell you more, but I would think if you don't open the door, and keep it out of the wind, you'll be fine. You can also cover it pretty good with a welding blanket, or an old blanket (if you keep an eye on it). The MES are insulated very good, but like I said, I don't know where you are and what you mean by "really cold".

  3. Ohio, should be 15 degrees at night
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Sure ya can . folks here are hard core and smoke at below 0°.

    Like Bear said, Make sure you have a good wind break (if needed).

    you can wrap the mes w/ a sleeping bag or blanket(s).

     just make sure that you don't cover the exhaust vent.

    And keep the door closed.

    (said the smoker from south Louisiana) LOL