justplainbill, I did think of that. I turned my grill around so the intake was pointing north (where the wind was coming from), and had the intake wide open. It was like that for an hour, and never came up above 175 degrees F. The exhaust was wide open as well. Ambient air temp hit the upper 60's by the time I fired up my rig, but slowly dropped all day as that wind blew in cooler, drier air.
beerco, I hear you on the "shed" idea. When I first started smoking/grilling with this rig, up in Michigan, I kept it on the south side of the house, out of the prevailing north winds. At the rent house in Tulsa, earlier this year, I kept it close to the house, but the privacy fencing, and the small size of the yard, kept the stronger winds away from it. As I was firing my rig up yesterday, I even thought about wheeling it around to the south side of the house, as I have a very sheltered area there. However, I don't have a quick way in or out of the house there, as my wife has the only key to the back door, and she was out-and-about yesterday. So, it seems like close to the front door, sort-of sheltered, is the way to go, as it's close to a door, and the kitchen, and I can see the grill from where I normally sit while I'm using my laptop.
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