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Old 01-03-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Coldest you've ran your mini in?

Monday we're a high of -9 and low of -18 with 40-50 below windchill. The hottest cook i have is poultry which i go 350* on.... Any guesses if she'll make it?

I'm thinkin she will... I might use lump though.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #2
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On new years eve, I was trying to get a Big ole Viking Gas grill up to 250ish indirect to cook a prime rib. It was about -10 to -20F out without much wind. I was having trouble getting over 150, then my Maverick straight up quit on me. First it lost the LCD readout, then stopped sending the signal to the remote unit all together. After about 30 minutes inside it started working again.

I went with plan B and cooked in the oven until I was ready to reverse sear which I did out on the grill. I imagine with wind in those temps it will be tough to get too hot. But make sure you have a plan for temp monitoriing too!
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Shouldnt be a problem.. Just load her up with fuel and have more on standby.. she will burn through it faster.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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Shouldnt be a problem.. Just load her up with fuel and have more on standby.. she will burn through it faster.
agreed

I have found with my small uninsulated verticals they will get to temp, just use more fuel
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:09 PM   #5
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I have found with my small uninsulated verticals they will get to temp, just use more fuel
She'll have her winter coat on.


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Then what are you worried about






You know with her coat on she'll treat ya right
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Dude, it ain't going to make it.
... best thing to do on Monday is to explore Irish coffee recipes.


BTW Our forecast is just a few degrees colder than that.
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You guys are nuts, I was in 15 degree weather one time. Not a happy camper.
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You guys are nuts, I was in 15 degree weather one time. Not a happy camper.

you live in LA LA land and you call us nuts?

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Then what are you worried about






You know with her coat on she'll treat ya right
I just don't know...that's dang cold to crank up and keep 350 with a cold chicken on there. All i know is that it's gonna pretty much be the ultimate test for the little girl. I'm gonna wait until the wind chill is at least 30 below before it goes on.
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But she has a coat which should help tremendusly I'd think.

















well that's scary.......I'm thinkin
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I bet it works fine as long as you keep wind off of it.
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LOL

If you visit in the winter, make sure you pack a light sweater lol!
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Coldest for my mini? I'd say about 50F
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I can vouch for the big brother for -50 ambient and colder no issues would think the mini would be fine as well. I may build one just to see :)
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