Author Topic: Smoking in the rain?  (Read 558 times)

BillB

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Smoking in the rain?
« on: February 24, 2023, 10:21:33 AM »
The last several weekends the weather forecast showed a chance of rain. I decided to shut down my brisket prep. since I was unsure if I should leave my #2 analog smoker out if there may be some rain. I do not have any covered area, so I do all my smoking in the open air. I thought about building some sort of hood I could place on top of the smoker to cover the electronics if there was a chance of rain, or even just a small glass jar covering the knob. I do have the smoke hole cover so Iím not concerned about that. Should I be concerned about rain showers and the electronics?
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Lonzinomaker

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Re: Smoking in the rain?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2023, 11:18:24 AM »
I have used a golf umbrella over mine in a pinch.  And a blue tarp held off with milk crates or a cardboard box large enough to allow air flow for exhausting the smoke will work too.
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Re: Smoking in the rain?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2023, 11:38:12 AM »
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Re: Smoking in the rain?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2023, 12:41:39 PM »
I use a pop up 10'x10' tent.  You can find them on sale for around $70.

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Re: Smoking in the rain?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2023, 02:48:29 PM »
That works also!
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Re: Smoking in the rain?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2023, 03:34:55 PM »
I have been known to fumble around the golf umbrella when an unexpected shower pops up!  I also cut a hole in a small tin water pan and use that to cover the exhaust hole so rain doesn't enter the smoker.  But generally, when rain is forecasted, I avoid smoking.   

The pop tent, though, sounds like a perfect solution for smoking even if rain is in the forecast.   I would just have to batten down the tent when the wind kicks up!
« Last Edit: February 26, 2023, 03:37:21 PM by swthorpe »
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