Safe to use electric smoker on porch?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bsb1113, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. bsb1113

    bsb1113 Newbie

    I just purchase a 30" masterbuilt electric smoker with plans to keep it on a stand on our back porch (our house is brick). Is it safe to use on the back porch? Or do I have to lug it out every time I want to use it? I bought the master built stand to keep it on, and there aren't any wheels on it.
     
  2. smokesontuesday

    smokesontuesday Smoking Fanatic

    I use mine all the time within 5 feet of my house. It never gets hot.
     
  3. The hottest part I've found on my 30" Masterbuilt has been the glass up front. I have aluminum siding and it sits maybe 8" from it, I couldn't feel a temp change.
     
  4. If under an overhang you might want to use a fan to deflect the smoke from going into your house.  Aim high so as not to affect your smoker.  What I have done anyway.
     
  5. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you needed to move the smoker around, you can always mount the smoker's stand to a furniture dolly.  That's what I did with my MES.
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Mine is on a plastic utility cart up against the wood siding. The unit has a plastic storage container over the electronics and sits out year round...JJ
     
  7. bsb1113

    bsb1113 Newbie

    Thanks so much everyone! Just wanted to see what others did before I assumed it was okay. I used it for the first time yesterday!
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mine's been on my front porch for 7 years, and my house is 100% Wood (Log House).

    However I would never go away with it smoking.

    Never know when something Weird could happen. My house is worth more than any meat I ever smoke.---Even my Prime Ribs!! [​IMG]

    BTW: Here's a bunch of things you can do with that MES (in Step by Step form)----Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016

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