When it gets that cold, I find that I need to add a little more insulation to my MES 40. I went out and bought some insulation board, cut it to fit and simply taped it together to form a box around my smoker. I used a scrap piece of plywood to cover the top and keep it from blowing around.
Great idea sgmontet. Hello ajcanoe. Started at 08:30 and ready for half-time? Hope that 1/2 lb brisket turns out really well.
Sorry. Serious now. That may be a little ambitious for an electric smoker. I wish you all the luck in the world. Of course we don't know the size of brisket, might be doable. Head up, never admit defeat! Keep Smokin!
I just bring the sucker in the pool room and use a piece of 3 inch flex vent thru a piece of styrofoam taped in the door opening. And I do it a lot earlier than 14 below.
Now how about the weight on that brisket, aj?