Smoking in the Cold

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by endo129, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. endo129

    endo129 Fire Starter

    I wanted to smoke up a bunch of different appetizers for the playoffs this Sunday, but the temperature is supposed to be around 22 in Northeast Ohio. Add to that a little bit of snow. Can I pull this off? Am I going to just have a disastrous time trying to smoke in that cold weather? Or should I plan on ordering some wings in?
  2. endo129

    endo129 Fire Starter

    Mind you this would only be my third smoke on my new smoker.
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sorry we are not mind readers more info would help us help you

    Smoker Type 

    What you plan on smoking
  4. endo129

    endo129 Fire Starter

    Sorry. Siri didn't correctly tell you that i have a smoke vault 24.

    I'm just going to do some apps.
    Maybe meatballs, Mac and cheese, ABTs, wings, poor mans burnt ends. Random small things I've found on here.

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I am not familiar with your smoker try holding it at 250* to 300* you should be able to blow the items right out good luck

    May the smoking weather gods bless ya

  6. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I cook in the winter a lot, you should have no problems except for increased fuel use to maintain cooking temps. If it is windy just put up to block it.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You will have no problem with your propane smoker. I have run mine in single digit temps many times. It will take more fuel so be sure and have a full tank.

    Wind is a bigger issue than temps. If needed fashion a screen out of plywood to help with that. It only needs to be high enough to protect the lower intake vents. If you do use a wind screen be sure and leave 2"-3" between it and your smoker.

    Good luck and show us your smoke.
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Smoke Vault has a big enough burner to run in any temp. Good luck, sounds like a great bunch of appetizers.

  9. ddbck

    ddbck Fire Starter

    I smoke in the Wyoming cold all the time with no problem.  It's 7° out today & I just threw some wings on. By-the-way, great smoker!


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