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Old 08-04-2006, 07:05 PM   #61
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mugsy... can you smoke in the winter??? YES! I do... we lve at 6000 feet elevation in the rocky mountains, and smoke/grill all year long. In the winter I sometimes have to scrape off the snow/ice, then crank that sucker up.

No problem. Now, I use gas, and a lot of people will say it's not "real" unless its charcoal... I say sure- whatever you say... I grew up in Memphis with the best BBQ in the world... IMNSHO... and I use gas- so there you go. Everyone loves my grilling and smoking.
Is it hard to grill/cook in the winter- no not really. I have the clothes. The grill has the heat- just turn it on and there you go.
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:02 PM   #62
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mugsy... can you smoke in the winter??? YES! I do... we lve at 6000 feet elevation in the rocky mountains, and smoke/grill all year long. In the winter I sometimes have to scrape off the snow/ice, then crank that sucker up.

No problem. Now, I use gas, and a lot of people will say it's not "real" unless its charcoal... I say sure- whatever you say... I grew up in Memphis with the best BBQ in the world... IMNSHO... and I use gas- so there you go. Everyone loves my grilling and smoking.
Is it hard to grill/cook in the winter- no not really. I have the clothes. The grill has the heat- just turn it on and there you go.
How would a charcoal smoker fare in the cold? Not that my cold here compares to your cold there. I just wonder how a charcoal smoker would do in 30-40 degree temps.
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:17 PM   #63
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How would a charcoal smoker fare in the cold? Not that my cold here compares to your cold there. I just wonder how a charcoal smoker would do in 30-40 degree temps.
It works. Might take a little longer. I do it year round.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:58 AM   #64
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It will work, you just need to keep a close eye on your heat management.
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I don't think the Bullet would work in low temps unless you keep it away from the wind.
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I don't think the Bullet would work in low temps unless you keep it away from the wind.
I have a good grilling patio that is sheltered from the elements. I should be ok.
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I don't think the Bullet would work in low temps unless you keep it away from the wind.
That's probably correct about the wind. But you can smoke the meat and then finish in the oven as I described in a previous post.
We live in the Carolinas and when I have done smoking in the bullet style it was somewhat sheltered by the house.
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