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Old 08-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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Join Date: 05-22-11
Location: Phoenix,AZ Always Sunny !
Default Smoked Spam and Altitude question

Hey Hey ,
Life in Phoenix is normally all good at about 1250' above sea level . within hour and half I can be in 7200' Pine trees etc. So Life at 1250' with my Mini WSM has always been good...First time taking to Mtns this past weekend ...Couldnt keep it above 200 at best every thing wide open .. used shovel full of mesquite coals from our camp fire and that was it ... I kept quiet about the temp while trying everything i could to get a fire ...
I noticed my friend had a collapable portable grill called a " Volcano " which was a three ring deal full of vent holes and it was about 14" diameter so I toss a shovel full of coal into that and put the tamale pot portion of the mini on it and walla ! Just a bad air flow on the Smokey Joe So I will post a pic of the Volcano So it could be an optional base for high altitude applications.
What Do you folks that live above say 5500 feet do or do you need to be at 7000 b4 things get wierd ?
By the way We made 5 small sammies out of the spam and it was good If you like Spam !!
There was no beer involved either .

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