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Smokin in the snow

DrivrDrivr Posts: 163
edited 6:10PM in EggHead Forum
<p />It is freezing outside and snowing with heavy winds and I just put 2 7.5 pound butts on the egg. Could never do that with my old WSM.


  • Toe 49Toe 49 Posts: 193
    Looks very similar to what the weather looks like here today in Vermont. I actually look forward to my first "snow cook" each year. The looks I get from people walking by as the smake is rising as fast as the snow is coming down is worth it!

  • StogieStogie Posts: 279
    Drivr,[p]With all due respect, you are simply.......WRONG!!![p]I have been cooking in snow(actually blizzards with driving winds) for the last 6 years with the WSM. This includes many tailgaters at Lambeau Field in Dec. and Jan. Also have used it several times at deer camp in the UP....doesn't get much farther north than that.[p]This coming week I am cooking 2, 50-person rib parties...I will be outdoors...temps expected in the 20's.[p]So, you can indeed cook year-round with the many, many others will also attest.[p]Stogie[p]

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,406
    Curious, do you have a little blanky for it?? I have seen pictures of WSMs with insulation blankets. I would think you would go through plenty of fuel without some insulation. Is that the case??[p]Happy fooball day to ya.
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  • StogieStogie Posts: 279
    Nature Boy,[p]I never use a blanket, but a wind shield can be handy if it is windy. I often just use my large gas grill for this wind shield or when cooking parties, my EZ-UP serves as a shield.[p]I have not noticed too much of a difference in charcoal consumption, though I imagine you are correct in that you are bound to use more.[p]I used to use water heater insulation on my old electric worked very good and did not burn or melt.[p]Stogie
  • DrivrDrivr Posts: 163
    My problem was I was always running out of fuel when it was real windy and snow/raining like last night and this morning on just a cold night I could do these kind of cooks on my WSM but I gave it away after getting the egg.

  • RaySRayS Posts: 114
    Drivr,[p]I'am cooking myself in the smow today here in Southern Ontario Canada. I'am cooking 6 goose breast right now and a small roast of beef for dinner later. It has been snowing here since last night, but the temp. is a little high so most of the snow is melting with only a little on the ground.[p]Happy Cooking

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