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Cold Weather Use of a Brinkmann Smoker

Frank Z. | Dec 3, 2003 10:47 AM

All,

Here in Southern Connecticut the temp. is a balmy 27F. My Brinkmann is not coming up to temperature, (it’s running at 145F). The Smoker has been running for 1½ hours and I filled the water pan full with boiling water at the start. I’ve added a temperature probe to the Brinkmann.

Has anyone tried to wrap a B. Smoker with a hot water heater wrap?
My theory is that the wrap would insulate the smoker and raise the internal temperature. My fear is from fire and perhaps upsetting the balance of the Brinkmann’s temperature control, IE the smoker might run too hot

Frank Z.

PS If the meat, (Boneless Chuck 2.39LBS), doesn’t get fully cooked in six hours I’ll finish it off in the oven.
For smoke I’m using apricot wood.

F. Z.

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