lets see your cooking area... looking for ideas for a canopy setup for my cooking area.

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  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Smoking Fanatic

    don't know where else to put this on the site. but i want to setup a cooking area for my grill and smoker so that it is covered and protected some from wind. i'd love to see pics...
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Sorry can't help...when it's rainy  my smoker goes in the middle of the garage with the doors open and an exhaust fan going.    I am going to put up one of those triangle sun shades for those hot sunny days though. 
  3. I cook on the deck and use an EZ-Up when it rains.
  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Drew,

    I mainly use the back porch these days...when it's nice outside we sit by the smoker, when it's hot or cold I take the ET-732 remote into the house.

    ...but sometimes we set up the circus tent and have a ball!!!!

    Good luck!

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Currently our back porch has these set up. Mainly for shade, not rain. Next year the back porch is getting a trellis over this area with retractable sunshades between the purlins. Front yard is getting all the attention this summer.

    Then there's the boat shed. 20 x 20 two sides are enclosed two sides are open, full of boats and smoking apparatus!
  6. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is under my deck but the deck above has a roof over the bar that sits directly above this.

    that's not smoke its steam lol (fast and hot ribs)

    The pit is underneath this, and there's a roof above the bar.

    This is my GOSM that sits somewhat under the roof that is above the bar.

    If it's raining heavy, I will roll the grill under the bar roof.

  7. Hello jerseydrew.  Those accordian type like dirtsailor is showing are great.  I have one (10'x10' ).  Most come with at least 3 sides.  I modified my sides with more 2 more ties to the legs and put 3 eyelets across the bottom of each side to stake them down.  I also added a 2nd guy line to each leg and got 12" pencil size tent stakes for each tie down spot.  These are REALLY easy and quick to up up.  I take mine along in the travel trailer when camping.  One nite while camping had winds of 40mph gusting to 50 mph and she held fine.  Good useful piece of kit.  Hope this helps.  Keeps Smokin!

  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My MES 40 and my Weber "Q" are lucky little guys, and get to stay under roof on the front porch.

  9. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Here's where my grill and smoker is.

    Happy smoking!

  10. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Wow! That's a real nice set up! Did you do all that your self? That metal roof is great.
  11. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I had two friends help me build it. It only took about 4 days. (Not including pouring the 10x10 pad). It was a great project and works fantastic. I can go out in any weather and stay dry and keep smoking. I have a gas grill with rotisserie, weber charcoal grill with rotisserie, two turkey fryers, a MES 40 and Lang 36 patio hybrid. I'm still trying to design a large gas griddle for doing breakfast out on the deck. The canopy is starting to get a nice smokey color to it.

    Thanks for the comment.


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