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Old 10-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Winter Smoking with an Electric Smoker

Does anyone with an Electric Smoker (mines a Brickmann) have problems when outside temps are 40 or below?

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Old 10-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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When the temperatures drop below 40F all outdoor cooking devices run cooler. I've seen it with my gas a charcoal grills and have to assume the same would occur with an electric smoker. The appliances aren't insulated and cool off quickly. I'd bet an electric smoker has limited ability to maintain heat. Does the instruction manual address this?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Nothing in the manual addresses it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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Is the smoker too cool to work effectively below 40F?
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #5
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Does anyone with an Electric Smoker (mines a Brickmann) have problems when outside temps are 40 or below?
Yes, once the temps got close to freezing it just wouldn't maintain any temp over 200. I had one of these.

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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I wonder if you could wrap it in an insulating blanket.
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Wouldn't 40 F be ideal for cold smoking?
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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You can still smoke most stuff fine at 200 F. Just takes a little longer.
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:20 AM   #9
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I agree, instead just cook a little longer if the grill can't maintain sufficient temp.
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:04 PM   #10
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This here smoker has no problems holding temp in frigid weather. I did a pretty sizable cook during the month of January 2014. Brisket and Pastrami was on the menu as well.









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