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Roaster
12-27-2008, 09:10 AM
What do you use or have for a shelter for your cooker. I used to have a area in a carport for my cooker, But that has been taken for other things. I had a six leg canopy. But the wind liked to move it around. So what do you have ? I would really like to have a concrete base with a roof overhead to keep the rain and snow off of my cooker.
Thanks Scott

Roaster
good food,good friends = good time

Captain Caveman
12-27-2008, 10:12 AM
It takes a lot of wind to move ours. It also takes a lot of gasoline to move it. probably not what you are looking for though.:icon_blush:

Roaster
12-27-2008, 10:14 AM
looks nice but your are right not what i am looking for

swamprb
12-27-2008, 10:55 AM
I've gone through a few elcheapo canopies, then a couple of these metal frame Gazebos over the last few years.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_1731.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_1902.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_2077.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_2495.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_3267.jpg

The wind and snow are no match for them. This last snowfall did it for me, and I'm getting serious about building a storage shed with a covered roof on each side and possibly an awning in front. It even has my wifes nod of approval (and she gets the deck back). Vermont or Washington, the weather sometimes doesn't cooperate.

Zilla has one nice shelter for his pit that I'm fond of, and he has pics of the build in his tagline.

Roaster
12-27-2008, 11:00 AM
Thanks the l;ast picture lookes like mine. I had six poles to hold it up. Three stayed and three went with it. 22 mph wind was not match for my canopy. all bent up now. I saw zillas. would like to know what size it is

JD McGee
12-27-2008, 11:07 AM
I keep my WSM's and kettles in the dog kennel...:-P

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x206/johnrhana/BBQ%20Toys/IMG_5958.jpg

My BGE, UDS, and Gasser on on the uncovered deck and patio which looks kinda like this right now...:eek:

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x206/johnrhana/Snow%20Day/IMG_6333.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x206/johnrhana/Snow%20Day/IMG_6334.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x206/johnrhana/Snow%20Day/IMG_6332.jpg

I'm planning to build a 12 x 12 shed this summer for storage...hopefully! :-P

Roaster
12-27-2008, 11:14 AM
Do the wsm like to get out and play? I have been thinking on purchasing one

JD McGee
12-27-2008, 11:18 AM
Do the wsm like to get out and play? I have been thinking on purchasing one

:lol::lol::lol:...They come out to play during competition season and occasionally when I do a BBQ for the folks where I work. During the off season I use my BGE and Gasser for the most part. :-P

I highly recommend them for doing great BBQ! :biggrin:

Res6cue
12-27-2008, 01:58 PM
I have been thinking about moving my GOSM into my shed for the winter and windy days. Anyone have thoughts about how it would work if I built and mounted a kitchen exhaust hood over top of of the GOSM and duct it out of the shed for smoke removal?

Barbarian
12-27-2008, 02:22 PM
Well I use part of my deck for my Q shack. Started with 8X8 then added another sheet of plywood and two more posts so now I have an 8X12 shack. I also use two tarps just to make sure there is less chance of getting a leak since I cook alot in the rain and don't want the stuff under it rained on. It has a nice bench to sit on and store stuff in the back and the added lights make it easier to grill in the dark rainy winter evenings. We get pretty windy up here in the mountains but (knock on wood) no problems with weather so far, it has come through like a trooper in the wind, rain and snow.

hav
12-27-2008, 03:22 PM
I like Barbarian's shelter, if only I had the room in my little City Yard...

I have had one of those Pop-up tents used in the yard for about 3 summers, this fall though it finally gave out due to rain and wind.

Now I use a Beach umbrella mod...

Lets see what next summer brings.

jestridge
12-27-2008, 03:33 PM
I never use a shelter. I do it in the cold

Barbarian
12-27-2008, 03:43 PM
So Jestridge are you just blowin smoke?????

Hav, I wish I had a big flat back patio, but I have to do with what I got for now. Norco has a great patio but it never rains or snows down his direction.

hav
12-27-2008, 03:58 PM
That might be the ticket Barbarian!

I'll move back to Maui on the Sunny South Shore in Kihei, no rain, no snow, no worries.

Dr_KY
12-27-2008, 04:19 PM
I smoke in the raw too!

swamprb
12-27-2008, 04:37 PM
I have been thinking about moving my GOSM into my shed for the winter and windy days. Anyone have thoughts about how it would work if I built and mounted a kitchen exhaust hood over top of of the GOSM and duct it out of the shed for smoke removal?

I see a few kitchen fan setups with Electric Cookshacks in sheds and even considered something like that myself, but I'd be leery of not enough ventilation for the propane smoker if the flame went out with the gas on.

Mad Max
12-27-2008, 05:01 PM
[quote=JD McGee;810840]I keep my WSM's and kettles in the dog kennel...:-P

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x206/johnrhana/BBQ%20Toys/IMG_5958.jpg

Who Let the Dogs Out????:eek::eek:

DaveT
12-27-2008, 05:09 PM
I use the carport, but I have to make room for the wife's car when where not grillen!

Roaster
12-28-2008, 08:05 AM
i would like to thank all that posted pictures of shelters

smokindorf
12-28-2008, 08:19 AM
Nice work, I'm inspired...

Well I use part of my deck for my Q shack. Started with 8X8 then added another sheet of plywood and two more posts so now I have an 8X12 shack. I also use two tarps just to make sure there is less chance of getting a leak since I cook alot in the rain and don't want the stuff under it rained on. It has a nice bench to sit on and store stuff in the back and the added lights make it easier to grill in the dark rainy winter evenings. We get pretty windy up here in the mountains but (knock on wood) no problems with weather so far, it has come through like a trooper in the wind, rain and snow.

Kevin
12-28-2008, 08:26 AM
This worked well for me in the past but we don't live there anymore.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8258&d=1182299955

But it was a little hard to get to during the "off" season.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12105&d=1198975860

Add a place for enjoying refreshements.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8259&d=1182300037

You can have a lot of fun with some treated lumber and your imagination. Didn't have time last year, but I get to start all over again next spring at our new home.

Neil
12-28-2008, 08:47 AM
I need to build a shelter like Kevin's over my "kitchen" area.

jestridge
12-28-2008, 09:24 AM
that what make it fun fighting the elements trying to keep your heat up.

MattCom
12-28-2008, 01:35 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb301/Matto22/rainyribs.jpg

I had to rig this up for a rib cook last weekend. It had snowed then turned to heavy rain. I knew there was a reason I kept the broken umbrella. Ribs were good too.:-D

Mark
12-29-2008, 01:45 PM
I use the carport, but I have to make room for the wife's car when where not grillen!

Looks like you got one of the siblings to my stainless steel drum

DaveT
12-30-2008, 11:52 PM
Looks like you got one of the siblings to my stainless steel drum

Mark, Looks very similar. I have not started on the build yet. Looking forward to sharing when I can find time to get this started. Do you know what was in your drum?

leanza
12-31-2008, 12:03 AM
No worries about wind here in So. Cali. We just setter on the pool deck:twisted:

Fastball
12-31-2008, 12:32 AM
Well....I've been an idiot all my life, and fight the weather. I never let weather stop me if I needed to cook something in the smoker. Having said all of that....maybe I'm getting smarter, or just not as much energy, but since I have to build something for the combo broiler, I've decided to extend that to the rest of my cooking devices. The kicker is...I have to wait until the weather cooperates to start construction:biggrin::biggrin:.

Puppyboy
12-31-2008, 05:53 AM
Barbarian-

Love the smoke stack extensions. Do they effect your temps or just wisk away the smoke?

swamprb
12-31-2008, 06:29 AM
For more some more interesting pics, check out the Naked Whiz Table Gallery, lots of ideas.

Mark
01-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Mark, Looks very similar. I have not started on the build yet. Looking forward to sharing when I can find time to get this started. Do you know what was in your drum?


Yeah; vanilla extract. If you PM me your email address I'll send you the PowerPoint presentation for my buildout.

bigabyte
01-02-2009, 03:11 PM
Mine are on the patio, enclosed on one side by the deck, another by the house, and two other sides by very large trees. The tree canopies overhang my smoking area so they are always in the shade (especially in summer) and provide rather good wind protection. As for rain, a good rain will come dripping down, but when it starts I have a bit of time for the trees to get good and wet before they start dripping down.

Not sure if you can build something like this setup real quick though. Those trees kinda run on their own time.

Mark
01-02-2009, 03:24 PM
I do my Q'ing under the "sunroom" extension; so I got a roof, a concrete slab and partially enclosed on 3 sides (fully enclosed on 1 side by the concrete wall of my walk-out basement).

swamprb
01-02-2009, 06:54 PM
I had some 1/2" steel conduit and was able to salvage my storm damaged Gazebo frame so I'm breathing a bit easier now.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_3284.jpg

Had an extra canopy top I picked up off CL last Summer for $20, some nuts and bolts and I'm ready to do some cooking!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_3282.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/100_3283.jpg

I'm thinking I may add a center support for stability during any wild weather from now on.

So if anyone else is planning a permanent shelter post some links or pics.

C Rocke
01-02-2009, 08:18 PM
What's all that white stuff on the lawn?

BigAl
01-02-2009, 08:26 PM
What's all that white stuff on the lawn?

Snot!:-P

swamprb
01-02-2009, 09:42 PM
What's all that white stuff on the lawn?

I'd rather not discuss it anymore, and wish it would just go away-but they are calling for 4" more of it.

The Pickled Pig
01-02-2009, 09:58 PM
I met a team at Sugar Creek last year that braced their EZ Up type canopies with 1/2" conduit. If you were in the center of his canopies and looked up it looked like a +. He mounted the ends over joints on the sides tied them in the center, using the tension of the canopy to keep them in place. He also had sandbags hanging from each corner.

I mention it because he did just fine in the 40MPH winds while my sturdy 20x20 carport had to be tied down to Plowboy's trailer (thanks Todd) and every other immovable object I could find. He also said he had been using those canopies for 7 years without a problem. I've gone through a dozen+ canopies like that over the last 7 years so I was impressed. Further, it didn't take him any longer to set or tear down and the 2 10' lengths of conduit for each canopy didn't take up much storage space when disassembled.