ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 08-25-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
ChetPunisher
On the road to being a farker
 
ChetPunisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-13
Location: Holland, Michigan
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default OK, northern folks...

What do you guys do for smoking in the winter months? My CharGriller will not cut it. Do you smoke more in the fall months and freeze it or do you actually get out and smoke? Just thinking ahead...
__________________
Char Griller Red Akorn, Char Griller with Side Fire Box. Psalm 77
ChetPunisher is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
ButtBurner
Babbling Farker

 
ButtBurner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-18-12
Location: Dearborn Mi, Manton Mi
Downloads: 2
Uploads: 0
Default

I bought my OK Joe on Superbowl Sunday and used it then and just about every weekend since.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_2419.jpg (88.4 KB, 436 views)
__________________
Michigan Custom 'Que
"Serving Those Who Have Served US"
Member Great Lakes BBQ Assn
ButtBurner is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
JONESY
is one Smokin' Farker

 
JONESY's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-20-09
Location: Oakland twp / Houghton Lake, MI
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I smoke all year long. For your chargriller try a welding blanket to keep the heat in.
__________________
Life is to short for green tea and tofu; pass me another half rack and a beer…
JONESY is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
aawa
Babbling Farker

 
aawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-03-12
Location: Virginia Beach
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

PWA lives in North Pole, Alaska. he has posted a couple threads where he was cooking in -40 and -50 degrees in uninsulated ugly drum smokers.

Time to build yourself a UDS before it becomes too cold for you to build it!
__________________
*Weber Mini WSM* *Weber Touch and Go Performer X3* *Sublime Smoke UDS* *Maverick ET-732 * World's Fastest Blue Thermapen **Pitmaster IQ110*
aawa is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
Garyclaw
Babbling Farker

 
Garyclaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-05-09
Location: NE OH-IO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I use my UDS all year long. Sometimes I need a wind block to even out temps., but that's not just a winter time thing either.
__________________
Gary
____________________________________

Big BarBChef built in to the Outdoor Kitchen, Weber kettle, 1 UDS, Little Chief Electric, 2 Propane Fish Cookers/Turkey Fryers,
a swinging grate over my Fire pit, Big Pig Cooker, SJS.

"Nice talkin' to ya"
Garyclaw is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:06 AM   #6
gmag
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-12-13
Location: Minnesota
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Our Minnesota winters are what determined my ceramic cooker purchase. I grill and smoke as much in the middle of the winter as I do in the middle of the summer!
__________________
KCBS CBJ : @BodySlamBBQ
gmag is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Before I moved to New Jersey and bought an insulated smoker, I used to use a welding blanket which I then covered with two moving blankets over the top of my horizontal. These would protect the cooking chamber from the cold temperatures, lake effects snow, and high winds.

You can't let a little change in weather stop you from cooking outside. I can recall grilling burgers, sausage, and steaks during snowstorms as well as many overnight smokes.

Weather is only an adversity, how you overcome it is what defines your love of the craft..

.
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:13 AM   #8
PigTamer
Full Fledged Farker

 
PigTamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-03-10
Location: Moorhead,MN
Downloads: 2
Uploads: 0
Default

Smoke all year long......UDS and vertical. -20 below and eating ribs kind of cheers a guy up.
PigTamer is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #9
stephan
is one Smokin' Farker

 
stephan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-02-10
Location: lake grove, new york
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Life is easy in the winter with an insulated smoker.
__________________
PITMAKER SAFE
WSM
KLOSE BAKYARD SMOKER [GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN]
WEBER KETTLE
JENAIR GASSER
stephan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #10
ChetPunisher
On the road to being a farker
 
ChetPunisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-13
Location: Holland, Michigan
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

How are you guys insulating your UDS?
__________________
Char Griller Red Akorn, Char Griller with Side Fire Box. Psalm 77
ChetPunisher is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #11
aawa
Babbling Farker

 
aawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-03-12
Location: Virginia Beach
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Here is a thread I think you might find interesting.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=149883

He runs uninsulated UDS's and cooks hot and fast. His biggest thing is that he uses more fuel at those low temperatures.
__________________
*Weber Mini WSM* *Weber Touch and Go Performer X3* *Sublime Smoke UDS* *Maverick ET-732 * World's Fastest Blue Thermapen **Pitmaster IQ110*
aawa is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #12
ICDEDTURKES
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 06-12-13
Location: Northern Michigan
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Much like you I have a Chargriller smokin pro, and in the cold winter months in Northern Michigan, it ate logs like crazy and the constant vent tending in the winter stunk...

I bought a Chargriller Akorn specifically for that reason.. I smoked on it all winter last year and on Christmas did a turkey and it was 8 degrees when I started. It used no noticeable difference in fuel from summer and chugged a steady temp all day..

The Akorn paired with the Maverick ET 732 allows me to BBQ all winter while sitting on my couch and only once in a blue moon having to go out and make a vent adjustment..
ICDEDTURKES is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 08-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #13
Big Mike
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-12-07
Location: Dayton Ohio
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have a Stumps insulated cooker so it works just fine all year long. That is one of the reasons I got the Stumps.
__________________
ROLL TIDE!!!!

Big Mike
Eagle River Barbecue
Yoder YS640
Stumps Platinum 5 Trailer
Members Mark 8 Burner Gasser
Big Mike is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #14
Grabnabber
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Join Date: 02-25-10
Location: Chicago IL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Winter was the main reason I got a BGE. Works great!
__________________
Tom

Weber OTG
Cast Iron Hibachi
Large BGE
Grabnabber is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-25-2013, 10:47 AM   #15
Untraceable
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

My wsm was pretty good as long as it wasn't windy. My backwoods actually ran better in subzero temps I think.
Untraceable is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts