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Winter smoking blues

Discussion in 'Wisconsin Members' started by JC in GB, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. JC in GB

    JC in GB Smoke Blower

    Love Wisconsin but hate that I can't do much smoking at 20 degrees. What else to do but study and plan for the next warm day?
     
  2. fivetricks

    fivetricks Smoking Fanatic

    Sure you can. Just takes more wood :-) how bad do you want it?
     
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  3. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    I live in PA, it’s currently 19F. I do a lot of cold smoking this time of the year.

    I’ll smoke a lot of cheese, snack sticks and jerky in the colder weather and then store them so they can be enjoyed year round.

    As for smoking stuff for a meal. I will usually do pork tenderloin, meatloaf and the occasional reverse-seared steak....all things that don’t require me to open my propane smoker door too much. I also hate the cold, so these smokes are fairly quick and don’t require much babysitting on my part.
     
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  4. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I to smoke year round cold or not. With my propane smoker.

    Warren
     
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  5. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Lol JC..I still smoke in Winter.

    It just takes longer to do, but no reason not to do it. Or like they said, good time to do some cold smoking :)
     
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  6. zwiller

    zwiller Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MES works surprisingly well in winter with no mods right out in the wide open. Chuckie on deck tomorrow and temps in 20s with snow coming. Gonna do my first brisket next weekend.
     
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  7. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Now I look forward to seeing your first brisket ;)
     
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  8. JC in GB

    JC in GB Smoke Blower

    Looks like I stand corrected. I will have to give freezing temp smoking a try. I got a real hankering for some St. Louis ribs and I am itching to make my own bacon...
     
  9. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    JC in GB Thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

    Warren
     
  10. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I use a hair dryer to warm the inside of my MES to about 45-50f and then switch it on when it's this cold.

    Or cold smoke all the cheese you want ;)