Got a question for yall that keep you smoker outside?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by chris88, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Hi everyone, I have a Lang 48 and I keep it in the garage. But I really would like to get some more room in the garage. So what do yall do to your smokers to keep them from rusting. I was thinking about putting down some bricks and putting the smoker on them. And covering it. Is there anything yall do to keep the rust at bay. Are should I just keep her in the garage.

              Thanks Chris
  2. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I laid down a nice pad with pavers and flagstone and keep it covered. My MES, on the other hand, stays in the garage.
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One thing to remember on covering it, is to have some ventilation other wise moisture sits under there and can cause more rust then just rain
  4. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's one good thing about the new Brinkman covers. They have vents built in.
  5. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    You could put it under one of the tent like covers.[​IMG]
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could take it to a guy that makes boat covers and have a custom cover made. We did that for our motorhome
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If it is in the budget and you have the room I would build an oversized dog house to roll it in and out of and ventilate the eaves.
  8. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Maybe try to make a lean-to off the side of your garage.
  9. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Harbor freight tarps and bungee's or drag it in the basement it's still mine  .Hot tub check, full size fridge check,  fire place check , cooling from duct she don't no i ran check, smoker 3 ft out the door, check [​IMG]
  10. With mine I just keep up on the paint maintenance and make sure that water stays out of the stack or inside it, but other than that I leave it uncovered. That way no moisture gets trapped under a tarp or something.
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    If it were me & I had a Lang. I think I would just keep it in the garage & put something else outside.
  12. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't know what everyone else does,but when I get my smoker going,I take (the rag or a rag) with oil on it and wipe mind down TOTALLY [​IMG]

    I keep mine in the garage too and the changes in temp. and humidity still gets to it;however the oil thingy works well and even if there is already some rust there,after about three times it looks like a dark gun metal. This is a good idea for New Pits as it helps cure the paint, preventing pealing in the first place.

    Just lightly sand the "rusty: areas and oil it up. The heat from the pit dries it and seems to pull the oil into the metal.

    My firebox got flaky from me not oiling the outside of it when I cured the inside.But now after doing the oil thingy ,mine is looking good.

    Hope this helps and,
  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree with Al.  If I had a Lang, I would probably keep it in my bedroom.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  14. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the replies. It looks like the smoker will stay in the garage. Now I really need to clean it out. [​IMG]
  15. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ma Dutch works part-time at Kmart and brought me home one of these to setup for my smoker.


    It's a 10X20 Car shelter, there is an accessory kit availabe that contains gable ends for the roof, sides and end panels for the bottom to make an enclosed shelter.

    The weather here has been crappy and I've yet to set it up. For now the Lang is setting dry under the patio cover.

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