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TheDude

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Wind speed
« on: April 06, 2017, 12:35:25 PM »
At what point do you go, nope?! Supposed to be really nice here on Sunday, but 20-30mph wind. Really want to spend the day with the smoker, but is it safe?
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 12:56:19 PM »
If you can, put the smoker down wind of an obstacle or structure so that the wind is blocked at least partially.


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 12:57:43 PM »
Plus, I'm active in wind sports. Frequently I'm let down and the wind is not as forecasted and may not last but a few hours in a given day. Just keep an eye on the forecast.


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Travis

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 03:36:58 PM »
If it isn't blowing the leftover ash out the ash pan, let's go.


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kettlebb

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 03:53:21 PM »
No ash pans for me but if I can cup my lighter to get a fire starter lit then I'll cook. The worst so far was some high winds a month or two ago. I think the gusts were 30-40 and it came out of nowhere. I was doing pizza and the temp started dropping. Not a fun time but we didn't starve.


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SMOKE FREAK

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 04:30:14 PM »
Here in Kansas we cook in wind...Period...If I waited for calm winds I would never grill or smoke...In fact I struggle to keep temps steady in calm winds...If that makes sense...

TheDude

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 07:37:39 PM »
I was pretty well set to go, before I posted. This just reaffirmed it. I'm ready for a scotch and a stogie.  Can handle the vent management. Was more thinking about safety. Don't think the 18" WSM will be an issue. Boneless pork loin back ribs are on the menu.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 07:44:54 PM by TheDude »
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MINIgrillin

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 08:11:09 PM »
What are you specifically concerned about? Smoker tipping over? Creating a fire down wind?
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TheDude

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 08:12:58 PM »
What are you specifically concerned about? Smoker tipping over? Creating a fire down wind?

Exactly. 
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TheDude

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 08:17:14 PM »
More of safety thing.
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hawgheaven

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 02:06:13 AM »
I was at the Saint Georges Blues Festival last year, cooking backstage with two of my Webers for the crew and musicians. It got windy as hell, and one of my kettles blew over. What a friggin' mess that was!
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MINIgrillin

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 05:24:30 PM »
You should be good up to point. You'll want a decent wind break of course and keep to upwind bottom vents closed. Top vent downwind. That should keep temp fluctuations down and coals coming out of vent. As far as tipping over...load that sucker up. Put 40 lbs of meat in there.
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TheDude

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2017, 10:14:54 PM »
Ribs are rubbed. C code 1880 is getting the call. Lunch will be wings. That grill is yet to be decided.
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Jammato

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 04:41:54 PM »
Wind, man you should live where I do
« Last Edit: April 09, 2017, 04:43:38 PM by Jammato »
It would be easier to let that chicken drink that beer than shoving up his pooper
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Jammato

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Re: Wind speed
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 04:42:25 PM »
Here in Desert Center CA we have winds in the afternoon that are 15 mph or higher a lot. I actually built my gadial ganning to block the prevailing wind so I could grill more often
It would be easier to let that chicken drink that beer than shoving up his pooper
If we were meant to grill with gas then the garden of Eden would have had a pipeline