-13° Farenheit

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-13° Farenheit

Post by mp4 » January 25th, 2019, 9:06 am



It seems like every year I have a sub-zero day that I want to smoke something. This year its 3 ducks and a small brisket...and maybe some ribs later on this afternoon after it warms up a bit!Image



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Post by JKalchik » January 25th, 2019, 9:25 am

I'm planning on firing up my double pan GF tomorrow morning around -10 F to smoke a standing rib roast. Aside from being a bit chilly, the weather tomorrow is supposed to be pleasant. I'll post up a link to my online HeaterMeter charts tomorrow.


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Post by Dirtytires » January 25th, 2019, 12:26 pm

I’m thinking a few racks of ribs for Saturday but we are expecting 71 for the high.

Sorry...just couldn’t resist.



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Post by JKalchik » January 25th, 2019, 12:44 pm

I can always put more clothes on, there's a limit to what I can take off. And people just point and laugh a lot. :D


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Post by mp4 » January 25th, 2019, 4:32 pm

I could only find one rack of spare ribs so I bought a pork tenderloin to smoke along with it this afternoon. The brisket is tiny so it shouldn't take too long to finish up.

I did try some Pigs Ass rub for the ribs. My wife bought it for me...I'm not exactly sure if was one of those "read between the lines" moments or not, but that's what she will be served tonight! :-)ImageImageImageImage



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Post by Big T » January 25th, 2019, 8:01 pm

It looks like a meal fit for a King but that weather doesn't sound fit for anyone. lol


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Post by Miketheforester » January 25th, 2019, 8:43 pm

Hey at least you have a fire to keep you warm! Good luck


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Post by ajfoxy » January 26th, 2019, 12:00 am

I surely could do with a bit of that snow right now. It's 35C (95F) in the shade and my shed temp is nudging 39C.

MP4 let us know how the pigs ass rub went down.


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Post by mp4 » January 26th, 2019, 8:27 am


ajfoxy wrote:MP4 let us know how the pigs ass rub went down.
It is probably the oddest rub I've used to date. If you taste it right out of the seasoning bottle you would swear it was to make pickles. You only get a hint of the dull taste once its cooked in though. I like that its different and will use it occasionally but I don't think it will make it into my top 5 rubs.



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Post by JKalchik » January 26th, 2019, 10:12 am

http://140.190.50.94:922 (link to my HeaterMeter.)

Ambient temp when I rolled out the smoker and lit it was -6 F, with a very fine light snow coming down. I'll attach a picture later.

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Post by mp4 » January 26th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Awesomeness!!!



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Post by JKalchik » January 28th, 2019, 11:35 am

Just for a bit of an update...

My double pan took about 2 hours to come up to temp, faster than I anticipated. The probes indicated an internal temp of around 18 F at startup (had been garaged.) Over the next 8 hours, it burned about 12 lbs. of natural lump charcoal. Considering the conditions, I'm quite pleased with how it ran. It didn't even radiate enough heat out the bottom to melt the snow on the concrete.


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Post by ajfoxy » January 28th, 2019, 7:48 pm

Nice. :kewl: Yes they do take a while to get up to temp. Do you have a blower on it or just naturally aspirated?


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Post by JKalchik » January 28th, 2019, 9:11 pm

ajfoxy wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Nice. :kewl: Yes they do take a while to get up to temp. Do you have a blower on it or just naturally aspirated?
HeaterMeter, with a combination fan and damper assembly.


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Post by mp4 » January 28th, 2019, 9:22 pm

ajfoxy wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Nice. :kewl: Yes they do take a while to get up to temp. Do you have a blower on it or just naturally aspirated?
Mine has a CyberQ - I think putting a blower on the gravity flows is the only way to go.



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Re: -13° Farenheit

Post by ajfoxy » January 29th, 2019, 4:58 am

My DP was naturally aspirated. It did take a little while to get to temp but the way I looked at it was... it's low and slow so what's the rush?
Having said that I have purchased a CyberQ for the mini I am building... very, very slowly. :D


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