Smoking in a Blizzard

Discussion in 'Pork' started by policecom, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Well, darn near a blizzard. Temp is -1 with a windchill of -26 degrees and what am I doing? I have my Smoke Vault fired up and I am smoking a load of meat. A brisket, some spare ribs and I threw in some brauts on the top rack just because I had the room to do it. They make a good snack while the rest of the stuff is going. My wife is looking at me like I am crazy. Oh, yeah...the wind is gusting to 50mph too. It is whipping that smoke all over the neighborhood!
  2. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You are!

    I cancelled my smoke for today![​IMG]
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We got no snow over here, but it's gale winds at 2°. Sheesh.

    Good man, PC!
  4. Policecom, we are at -4 and -40 windchills here. I smoked in simial weather as you the other week, HAVE FUN hope you have a good wind block and ps don't freeze lol
  5. I promised my wife I would come inside when I can't feel my fingers and toes [​IMG]
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Richtee, we got about 4 inches last night, and we have 1-2 ft drifts in my yard. Usually I can just walk out to the shack in my house clothes, but with the temps and wind today, its deffinately a coat and shoes day.[​IMG]
  7. Oh this is really good! The meats been on about an hour so I figured I would go out and take a look at how things are going...My meat thermometer is so cold the display doesn't work
  8. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hell is froze over folks but got my summer sausage on the GOSM at 9:30am. Holding a steady 180o in 3o windy weather. Just went out and rotated the sausages. Geeze, that was unpleasant!
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL...I have had that happen. Just leave the probe in and bring the unit inside with ya. Let it sit awhile by a heat's gonna have a little condensation in it you gotta let escape.
  10. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's 9 below right now, we live in a low spot and the wind is blowing 25 MPH! Not fit for man nor beast! Glad I did my cooking yesterday!
  11. oldgrandman

    oldgrandman Fire Starter

    What quarter of GR you in? I am in NW by the cemetary's on Walker. Just curious if thats you I smell on occasion, LOL!
    You gotta be a die hard though, I am dreading a ride to the store let alone tending a smoker. Hope it turns out for ya!
  12. I'm on the NE side of GR. Wind is picking up but my temp is holding steady at 225! [​IMG]
  13. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    ya gotta love them smoke vaults![​IMG]
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Impressive. I just went to the store for anti-freeze and darn near froze before I could drink some LOL Wings at 3:30, boiled dinner cooking and my Bud James B. Beam, Brrr... just heard a wind chill of -30°. About 10 min. to frostbite. Careful!
  15. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Go WINGS!!![​IMG]
  16. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We're at 45 degrees and sunny today! Sorry, I couldn't resist. I used to live in Remus just NE of you guys. Don't miss it a bit [​IMG] Keith
  17. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's -5 here, not sure about the windchill.... But the wind has been blowing good the last few days......... Not alot of snow yet. but they keep calling for it....... I am keeping my *** in today.........
  18. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    14 degress today but about -10 with windchill..gonna grill some ribs in heated garage for cookin--damn cold to cook out.......[​IMG]
  19. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Went to Ferris. Spent a week in Remus one night...
  20. dono

    dono Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    you're a bigger man then me , my friend, and if you ever saw me you'd know that's a trick [​IMG]

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