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Can it be too cold to smoke?

I'm hoping the answer will be, "no problem," but I just want to make sure. I'm dying to try out my new DO in my BGE, but Chicago is due to have some more sub-zero weather soon. Should I worry about heating up the BGE when it's that cold out? Granted, the experience will be lacking since I can't be out there with it, but I'm still looking forward to it. Any words of wisdom or encouragement will be welcomed.
Large BGE 2013; Mini Max 2015
Naperville, IL

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  • no problem. I did some chicken in -10 degree weather last week.
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  • Great, that's what I was hoping to hear...thanks!
    Large BGE 2013; Mini Max 2015
    Naperville, IL
  • Same here, did two turkeys two weeks ago when it was below zero...enjoy
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 8,217
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey-here's something that works for me when shutting down after a cold weather cook-I place aluminum foil on the lower gasket surface for most of the circumference-(just slightly wider than the gasket width) then shut the dome.  Eliminates the "BGE frozen shut drill" next time I use it.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,170
    Cook on! I did prime rib last night and cedar planked salmon the night before, I'm in GWN.
    canuckland
  • I live in Lincoln Park here in Chicago and let the Egg rip all year long! Welcome!
    Chicago, Illinois
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,104
    That's like asking.. "is it too early to drink? "

    :)

    Have fun! Happy holidays..
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,190
    Welcome
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • avibugavibug Posts: 134
    I'm in Chicago as well (Lakeview) and have been on the egg over the last two weeks when the temps dropped.  Supposed to warm up this weekend. 
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  • avibug said:
    I'm in Chicago as well (Lakeview) and have been on the egg over the last two weeks when the temps dropped.  Supposed to warm up this weekend. 
    And then the bottom falls out of the thermometer next week.  We should try to do a small informal Chicago Eggfest this spring.  Maybe talk to the folks at the Chopping Block about it.
    Chicago, Illinois
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    it's never too cold!



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  • avibug said:
    I'm in Chicago as well (Lakeview) and have been on the egg over the last two weeks when the temps dropped.  Supposed to warm up this weekend. 
    And then the bottom falls out of the thermometer next week.  We should try to do a small informal Chicago Eggfest this spring.  Maybe talk to the folks at the Chopping Block about it.
    I am not too far from you guys and would love to hit up an Eggfest!!!
    Large BGE from Normal, IL 
  • I live on the south shore of Long Island about 2 miles from the water and trust me it gets cold  and my Eggs are almost always going ,to cold to smoke I don't think so as long as you can handle it the Egg can handle it !!
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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