Starter from Idaho

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kimo, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. I'm brand new at smoking. Always wanted to learn and now I can . I have a Char-Broil American Gourment Smoker,Bbq, grill setup. I've grilled for ever but never knew what smoking was until I moved to Texas. Now I live in beautiful Idaho (and man is it cold) . Does it take longer to smoke in 30 degree or should I wait for warmer temps before attemping my first smoke.
     
  2. mobcounty

    mobcounty Smoke Blower

    Welcome aboard!

    I smoked today at 50-45 with no additional help. In colder climates, some folks use smoker insulation. A quick search will help a lot. I personally have wrapped an entire smoker in extra layers of heavy tinfoil in order to raise the heat.
     
  3. mobcounty

    mobcounty Smoke Blower

    Also, wind is your enemy.. Make sure you have a wind block.
     
  4. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome. Nice to have you on board.

    There is a Forum for just about every subject. So pick the one that fits your situation and ask away. Someone will be able to help you in no time.

    Stay Warm,

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  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Sign up for the 5 day ecourse, it's full of tips! And wind breaks work wonders for temp maintainance. When it gets REAL cold, I have a heavy chunk of sisal carper <natural fiber> I wrap the ECB in...might be tough with your rig, but the windbreak should really help.
     
  6. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place. Build a 3 piece plywood windbreak using piano style hinges. When you do not need it it will fold up flat for storage.
     
  7. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Welcome to the SMF [​IMG] The "wind break" is a "must". I see your from the Boise area. I'm near Twin.
     
  8. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF! This is a great place to learn about smoking. The folks around here are always ready and willing to share their experience. Just make yourself at home and look around.
     
  9. idahobeekeeper

    idahobeekeeper Fire Starter

    Kimo,

    Welcome to SMF. I'm here in the Boise area, and I can assure you that you can continue to smoke all year around. Yesterday I brought 2 salmon fillets to completion, had no trouble maintaining temps.

    Tell us a little about your equipment, that'll help us answer your questions more definatively.

    It's 0630 and I just put a turkey breast in the smoker. If I can ever be of assistance, please let me know - here, pm, or email.

    Let's see, think that makes a total of 4 Idahoans on the membership roles now! Hoohaaaaa, we'll have to start a state chapter soon!!!!

    Ken
     
  10. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As you can see, there are many friendly folks here always willing to help. Welcome to the forum.
     
  11. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Kimo! Don't let the cold weather stop you, just do what's being posted and you'll be smokin' year round!
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Kimo![​IMG]
     
  13. chadpole

    chadpole Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF,Kimo! We'll help you any way we can. I think wee're supposed to get some of that cold weather next week. They say it's going to be 35 degrees at night here.
     
  14. golfnut

    golfnut Fire Starter

    Welcome from yet Another Idahoan! I joined recently, and this place is great. Tons of good info and friendly folks here. Have some fun and start digging through all the threads. I'm in Lewiston, so too far north of all the other Idaho folks for any smoke get togethers, but if you ever find yourself lost near the panhandle, give a shout!
     
  15. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcom and ditto Rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welocme to the SMF. Glad to know you're interested in smokin', regardless of the outside temp. You might want to consider some type of shelter/insulation. Good luck my friend, by next summer they'll be smelling your Q all the way to Idaho Falls.
     

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