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Windy days smoking

whistlepig

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It's rural here and we are surrounded by flat crop fields. I can see the state border (Ohio/Indiana) from my front porch and it is one mile + away.

Anyway it's pretty windy here when the wind is blowing. Tomorrow 45 mile wind gusts and rain and I have a turkey breast to smoke. Maybe I'll do it inside the garage with the doors open. Maybe push the smoker outside and use the pick up truck for a wind block. Any windy day suggestions?
 

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Guys have had success with Piano Hinges and sheets of Plywood, cut as needed, on three sides. You didn't say what smoker you have. If it has a stack, bring it in the garage and Pipe the smoke out. Leave a 12" gap in the door for fresh air...JJ
 

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Chef jj has good ideas. Sounds like you're gonna have the same weather as us (nw Iowa) . We have used our mes 30 with mailbox mod in garage with some venting...doors, windows partially open. If nothing else it's an awesome air freshner... garage smells great for a couple days.

Ryan
 

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Guys have had success with Piano Hinges and sheets of Plywood, cut as needed, on three sides. You didn't say what smoker you have. If it has a stack, bring it in the garage and Pipe the smoke out. Leave a 12" gap in the door for fresh air...JJ
I have a Masterbuilt 560. I recently did an overnight pulled pork smoke with it in prolonged 40 MPH winds. The smoker held it's temp and the pork turned out fantastic but my goodness did it burn some charcoal!
 

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I just watched this 560 Mod for Wind last week. It may help you as well...JJ

 

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This wind is coming pretty much out of the due west. Can you find a spot on the east side of a house/garage/barn?
 

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This wind is coming pretty much out of the due west. Can you find a spot on the east side of a house/garage/barn?
Ding, ding, ding we have a winner....the wind isn't gonna blow through the house, barn, shed or fence. Use what wind breaks you have and if that isn't enough have a sheet of two of plywood around to add to your natural wind breaks.
 

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