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Safe to use electric smoker on porch?

bsb1113

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I just purchase a 30" masterbuilt electric smoker with plans to keep it on a stand on our back porch (our house is brick). Is it safe to use on the back porch? Or do I have to lug it out every time I want to use it? I bought the master built stand to keep it on, and there aren't any wheels on it.
 

smokesontuesday

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I just purchase a 30" masterbuilt electric smoker with plans to keep it on a stand on our back porch (our house is brick). Is it safe to use on the back porch? Or do I have to lug it out every time I want to use it? I bought the master built stand to keep it on, and there aren't any wheels on it.
I use mine all the time within 5 feet of my house. It never gets hot.
 

nate4g63

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The hottest part I've found on my 30" Masterbuilt has been the glass up front. I have aluminum siding and it sits maybe 8" from it, I couldn't feel a temp change.
 

little mike

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If under an overhang you might want to use a fan to deflect the smoke from going into your house.  Aim high so as not to affect your smoker.  What I have done anyway.
 

cmayna

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If you needed to move the smoker around, you can always mount the smoker's stand to a furniture dolly.  That's what I did with my MES.
 

chef jimmyj

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Mine is on a plastic utility cart up against the wood siding. The unit has a plastic storage container over the electronics and sits out year round...JJ
 

bsb1113

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Thanks so much everyone! Just wanted to see what others did before I assumed it was okay. I used it for the first time yesterday!
 

Bearcarver

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Thanks so much everyone! Just wanted to see what others did before I assumed it was okay. I used it for the first time yesterday!
Mine's been on my front porch for 7 years, and my house is 100% Wood (Log House).

However I would never go away with it smoking.

Never know when something Weird could happen. My house is worth more than any meat I ever smoke.---Even my Prime Ribs!! 


BTW: Here's a bunch of things you can do with that MES (in Step by Step form)----Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

Bear
 
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