What do you do during an "all night-er"?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by carson627, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. carson627

    carson627 Smoke Blower

    Just wondering what folks do when they've got to babysit the smoker overnight, especially if you're by yourself?  I'd like to sleep, but I've got a gas burner and don't like the idea of leaving it alone yet.

  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well since i have the wsm now, I sleep [​IMG]
  3. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Hang out here on SMF of course! haha  Now that I got my Maverick ET-73 yesterday, just in time for last nights butt, I was able to get a little more sleep.  Tested it out in boiling water, was not as difficult to figure out the setup as I was expecting and the temp alarms worked like a champ!  So anyhow, that allowed for more sleep because I wasn't overly concerned about temp changes and I stretched my spritzing out to every 2 hours after the first two.  Before I would work on getting other fixings together such as slaw, sauces etc, grab an hour power nap here and there. 
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL! Good one Gatorz

    +1 same here.... once I get the WSM settled in I know I can get a good 5 or 6 hrs. of ZZZZZZZZ in. I usually am killing time while waiting to light my WSM though - usually between midnight and 3 AM. For that time I surf the forum and play World of Warcraft.
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a gas setup. Worst that has happened is I run out of gas, so I got a second tank. I prepare everything, get it rolling and hit the hay. Around 4 hours later I get up, add some more wood, back to sleep. Have not had any issues yet to speak of.
  6. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    BEER! You need BEER!!!
  7. harryho

    harryho Smoke Blower

    I have a gas smoker and if you have a remote thermometer that you can set temperature alarms (meat internal temp and cooking chamber temp), you can sleep tight.
  8. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    I sleep 4 hours at a time with the UDS. With the SNP I get about an hours worth of sleep between checks. For the plywood smoker I go about 4 hours as well.
  9. helljack6

    helljack6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Sleep, my UDS fleet avg about 6-8 hours without any adjustments, barrel kicks or anything. Depending how the first hour goes and how much the temps bounce around generally tells me about how many hours of sleep unattended i'm going to get.

    Bear in mind I run my UDS in my garage out of the elements with the exhaust pipped out a window, so once my temps lock in, rain or shine, i'm good to go.
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I make up a nice snack tray get the beer real cold and turn on the Satilite and watch Hunting shows and the Western channel.
  11. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    i surf the site and usualy theirs someone in smf chat that is doing an all nighter too.

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