Excited new smoker from New York

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ross esslinger, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. I have been checking out this site and became very excited about all the experience I can access. Everyone seems great about sharing and hopefully soon I can add some as well. I have cold temps now and use a charcoal vertical smoker with firebox attached on the side. Any suggestions to being able to use in thirty degree temps? Is a mixture of charcoal briquetts and lump charcoal a good idea?
  2. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, from Texas. I do not know anything about verticals, but I am sure someone will be along soon that can help you.
  3. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. I have a gas vertical smoker but I would suggest the best thing you can do is build a wind break. Wind seems to make it more difficult to maintain temps then cold.

    I built mine out of some plywood and hinges and I can fold it up when not in use. I am sure others will be along shortly to give you more helpful info.
  4. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! One other thing you could try is finding a welders blanket and covering the smoker with that.
  5. badss

    badss Meat Mopper

    Howdy Ross,
    Welcome to the forum....its a great place dude!
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Check out the 5 day ecourse... lots of tips in there. As far a s charcoal, I am now recommending all lump, especially since briquettes have seemingly become absolute crap.

    And the wind break is a huge help... I'd make that a priority for your smoking adventures to come in cold weather.

  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Feel free to ask lots of questions, the friendly folk here will make answer.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the site.

  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, always good to see a new member ready to smoke it up. Stick around, plenty of charcoal burners here who can give you some help/advise.

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