External firebox insulation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nmaust, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    I am smoking a brisket and some ribs for the Super Bowl, but it is supposed to be in the 20's with possible rain tomorrow. I have an offset smoker and was wondering if there is something I could wrap around the outside of the firebox to minimize heat loss during this 15 hour smoke. Any advice would be great.
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A lot of people will use something like a welder's blanket.  Not sure how that will work out for you.   If your firebox has a flat top you can place firebrick on top.  Biggest thing is the wind,  keep the wind off of it and your temps are a lot easier to regulate.
     
  3. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    Unfortunately, it's a round firebox. Love my pit but really wishing I had spent the extra money to get it with a square insulated firebox. Can welders blankets be found at Lowe's or Home Depot?
     
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It's worth a search of their web sites.   I'll bet they have them because they carry arc welders etc.
     

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