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Old 01-06-2011, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Any tips for using an UDS in the snow?

I always wanted to get a smoker and try it out. I just built an UDS and was planning firing it up this weekend for it's initial run. I am planning on pork butt and chicken halves. Now the weather looks like snow. Snow isn't going to slow down my plans but, are there any tips for cooking in it? I'm planning on needing more charcoal than I would if it was 80 to keep the temperature up but, are there any tricks/tips I should be aware of? Thanks
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:19 AM   #2
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I assure you that the snow will not affect your cook in any way. The UDS is magical.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:24 AM   #3
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I figured the only difference would be the cold not the snow. The cold will use more coals but, the snow will make the UDS look better...
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:28 AM   #4
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Wear gloves when you are drinking the beer
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:37 AM   #5
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I was thinking of giving up the beer for this one and moving over to some Makers Mark. It may keep me warmer.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:39 AM   #6
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I was thinking of giving up the beer for this one and moving over to some Makers Mark. It may keep me warmer.

I like where your heads at! I always have a bottle of Makers on the shelf. In fact I have 2 right now.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #7
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I like the way you think!
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:02 AM   #8
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I was thinking of giving up the beer for this one and moving over to some Makers Mark. It may keep me warmer.
Still need the gloves though. MM on Da Rocks Mmmmmmmmmm
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:14 AM   #9
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I was thinking of giving up the beer for this one and moving over to some Makers Mark. It may keep me warmer.
I like how you think too... if you weren't from Pittsburgh, that is.

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Old 01-06-2011, 08:30 AM   #10
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The UDS is great and handles snow better than me. The UdS fuel consumption almost doubles when the outside temps fall below zero- actually, so does mine!!. A UDS does lose a lot of heat thru the lid and If you can find a way to insulate at least the lid you will see benefits. I have brought my UDS up to a steady temp and then I watched the temp climb when I covered the lid. I have a Home Depot silver insulatation wrap that I put around and on my UDS and it really helps.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #11
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Move to Louisiana and ya don't have that problem
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:23 AM   #12
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I live in -30 temps all winter, I don't even attempt it. Get a water heater insulation kit, it should be fine.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:29 AM   #13
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We smoke all winter. Cold and snow is not to bad but wind will be your enemy.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #14
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #15
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snow ok, cold ok , but wind very very bad
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