cold weather smoking

Discussion in 'Pork' started by shane58722, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. shane58722

    shane58722 Fire Starter

    I want I want to try smoking a butt on Sunday they're calling for high temperatures of 5 has anyone done this is it possible???
  2. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No problem on my GOSM or stickburner, the wind is the killer not the cold.
  3. jcurrier

    jcurrier Smoke Blower

    Those types of temps are where I begin when smoking cheese
  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i've never experienced 5 degrees...sheesh i'd probably just stay inside! But fire is fire...just get that baby burning!
  5. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have smoked as cold as 10 above so far with my Masterbuilt electric 30.  It is insulated some, and it maintained it's temp that i set. Supposed to get beyond 20 below tonight so this weekend is a no smoke weekend. Reinhard
  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    This was the ambient air temp on Super Bowl Sunday last year in Old Town, Maine, prior to my pork butt cook-

    Yes, it is possible.

    BTW I know a guy that lives in Alaska, he cooks year 'round.
  7. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    i run my smoker in my shop, vented out thru a hole in the shop door with 3" heat duct. put the woodstove on in there, have a few beers and relax.....  :0)
    i was going to build a hood to go over my masterbuilt and do the same using a bathroom fan. long cold winters up here in norther canada !!!!!
     and this site has me hooked on good food and making all these goodies

  8. shane58722

    shane58722 Fire Starter

    Thanks all for the input gonna give I a shot what do I have to loose will monitor temp remotely lol
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Just keep the wind off and something like this will keep it warm on the sides of your smokers. 
  10. I agree. If it's not windy you should be able to do it. If you do have wind, you can move it behind a wind break. Like you said, there isn't much to loose if it doesn't work. You can always finish it in the kitchen once you get some smoke on it as a last resort.
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You don't mention what type of smoker you have. That can make a difference in the answer to your question. I smoke year round, today it is currently -16 with wind. I plan on smoking later today. I'll be using mini-WSM and don't plan on doing anything different than when it's 80 out. Well except I plan on not being outside much!
  12. shane58722

    shane58722 Fire Starter

    I'm using an offset side boxe smoker
  13. shane58722

    shane58722 Fire Starter

    Well fired up my smoker at 5am it was 18 below 0 smoked a pork butt worked fine roast was awesome

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