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JEStucker
12-24-2017, 02:43 PM
Below Freezing Temperatures (25 degrees) - Check
Snow on the Ground (1.5") - Check
UDS Fired up and maintaining 250 degrees - Check
Brisket rubbed down and smoking - Check

It's a good day!

(now I just need a new picture hosting site so I can start sharing photos)

ShadowDriver
12-24-2017, 03:37 PM
I'd suggest imgur... worked well for me since I departed Photo Bucket.

Hope you're staying warm up there!

JEStucker
12-24-2017, 04:07 PM
http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s545/Jeff_Stucker/IMG_00311_zpstcfssunm.jpg

thirdeye
12-24-2017, 05:32 PM
Below Freezing Temperatures (25 degrees) - Check
Snow on the Ground (1.5") - Check
UDS Fired up and maintaining 250 degrees - Check
Brisket rubbed down and smoking - Check

It's a good day!

(now I just need a new picture hosting site so I can start sharing photos)


Sounds familiar...

*4" snow on the ground, blowing and drifting, gusts to 30 mph.

* Morning temp of 5F, now a balmy 18F.

*BDS had 4" of snow on lid, had to use weed burner to thaw vent plugs out to remove them.

* Had to shovel snow from around cooker and a path to the garage.

* Wrapped a three-layer wool blanket around the windward side of the drum.

* Built my fire as usual, allowed an hour to settle in. This gave me time to shovel the driveway, porch, deck and walks.

* Pit temp was approaching 275, so I started venting down the plug sizes.

* BDS is now holding 250 with one vent hole open. The blanket is working wonders.

* Hung my prime rib roast about 30 minutes ago.

Stingerhook
12-24-2017, 05:49 PM
Looks like you have everything under control Jeff.

dadsr4
12-24-2017, 06:01 PM
After decades of experience, I've learned to provide cinnamon rolls when they wake up. It's much easier if they are happy when the coffee hits.

JEStucker
12-24-2017, 06:14 PM
This rig belonged to my best friend of the last 20 years, Greg. Sadly he passed away in July of this year. If I had a place to park it, I would have bought it in a heartbeat. My dad was a good cook, but he wasn't the most patient with Low and Slow, Greg on the other hand made BBQ that made American Royal winners take notice.
http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s545/Jeff_Stucker/Greg%20Smoker_zpsie7zyeim.jpg

thirdeye
12-24-2017, 06:43 PM
http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s545/Jeff_Stucker/IMG_00311_zpstcfssunm.jpg

And here is a view of my set-up. The top of my drum has the same amount of snow as the trash can.

https://i.imgur.com/SDdCnfC.jpg

JEStucker
12-24-2017, 06:58 PM
well, I made a whoops with my first run, I wasn't thinking and had bought a trimmed brisket. Glad I checked it when I did, it was bordering on over-cooked. Still have some dialing to do with the UDS, but I see a lot of potential here. Probably should have started with a pork-butt, since they are a little more forgiving, but hey, experimenting is half the fun.

SmittyJonz
12-24-2017, 07:41 PM
:thumb:

kingjman
12-25-2017, 08:26 AM
I'm also gearing up to head out to my sanctuary(AKA garage)
Cotton T, sweatshirt, sweater, n a hoodie....insulated winter hat.
Just some small stuff...couple breasts, n a small pork loin.
The key is to keep moving...I purposely work inefficiently in these temps.

Edit...
belated eve?
Post Xmas eve?
Haha
It was the most recent post about cold temp cooks.