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Smoking in the Rain


Fire Starter
Joined Mar 4, 2012
Just have 20 lbs of steelhead candy in the smoker.

what does everyone do to keep the rain off their electric smokers when it's miserable outside.

Here is what I came up with


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Looks like that does the trick!  I'm fortunate to have a nice big covered porch, so weather is rarely a factor during smokes.



Fire Starter
Thread starter
Joined Mar 4, 2012
Days like today make me want to put a roof on the pergola


Smoking Fanatic
Joined May 23, 2013
I keep my MES in my shed, which is big enough for me do some smoking in and I have ran electricity from the house to the shed. 

I run the smoker off the shed hydro when it is nicer weather.  Some day I will totally rewire the inside of the shed, simply mind you to give me light on switch and 2 plugs on the walls and maybe a covered on the side where the BBQ and Smoker sit in better weather.  The BBQ itself, sits under a lean too, which is nothing but 2 4x4s stuck in holder that were designed for a 4 post pergola, I use the two closest to the shed.  Across those I put a 2x6, nailed and bolted to the side of the uprights.  This cross member is 4 foot 5 inches from the shed roof overhang.  So across that span, under which the BBQ sits, I put up about 15 to 18 6 foot fence boards, pushed them tight together and screwed them to overhang top and the board I have hanging across the uprights.  This can be seen in the video below-.


Now the only thing I have changed back there since this video was shot earlier this summer, that Star on shed doors, When it opened, used to get me all the time.  I have no moved it, it is on the right hand door, never to injure anybody again
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Meat Mopper
Joined Feb 14, 2011
Can't view your video, I get a message that says "This video is private"


leah elisheva

Master of the Pit
Joined Sep 19, 2013
That umbrella trick looks fantastic and the end result does too! Fabulous! Cheers! (From someone who grills & smokes in the snow)!!! - Leah

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