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ClubChapin

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Low temp snake
« on: August 07, 2018, 07:45:52 AM »
I donít use a lot of snakes.


Iíve got a roast that I will want to keep warm for a spell after it is cooked.


Is it possible to build a snake that will hold lower than cooking temps, say around 120F-140F?


What configuration might work?


Would a 1 wide x 2 high work for this?  My big concern is having one that stays lit.

YardBurner

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Re: Low temp snake
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 08:14:58 AM »
How long do you want to hold it?
Got an oven?

Pre heat some bricks @250 for an hour
Place ratty towel in bottom of cooler.
(do not place bricks directly on bottom of cooler. Don't ask me how I know. :-[)
Cover bricks with another ratty towel.
Place roast in pan covered in foil on top of towel.
Place lid on cooler.

I've kept butts, birds, ribs, etc.
for up to 6 hours this way.

You can even preheat the cooler with HOT water
prior to placing the bricks.

PotsieWeber

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Re: Low temp snake
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 08:18:55 AM »
good tip
regards,
Hal

dbhost

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Re: Low temp snake
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 01:34:06 PM »
Define a "spell" with some specificity please....

I would use a GOOD QUALITY cooler. THe 5 day coolers. Please test though. I have 2 Coleman 5 day coolers. 1 won't hold ice cubes for a single day, the other, goes about 7 days...

Wrap in foil, and cover the cooler with beach towels...

This is the method I use to take smoked turkeys on a 2.5 hour drive to the family thanksgiving gatherings. Temp drop exists, but it is negligible. Less than 5 degrees.
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ClubChapin

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Re: Low temp snake
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 03:08:19 PM »
I should loop back and say that I did a 1 wide x 2 high snake with oak wood chips and was able to hold under 150F


« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 03:38:05 PM by ClubChapin »

cigarman20

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Re: Low temp snake
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 03:56:20 PM »
I like using baked potatoes or salt potatoes in the bottom of a cooler to keep meats warm until serving as they become part of the meal.


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YardBurner

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Re: Low temp snake
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 06:13:12 PM »
I like using baked potatoes or salt potatoes in the bottom of a cooler to keep meats warm until serving as they become part of the meal.


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Ooooh, I like that idea.

As for a"quality" cooler.
Yeti ain't happnin' in my lifetime.
 Coleman steelbelted is what I have most experience with.
An Igloo Ultra something has done great job as well.
And it has wheels!

We've cooked taters in a really hot brick lined cooler but never thought about using prebaked to hold meats.  Luvin' it.

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Low temp snake
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 07:14:17 PM »
It really depends on what the weather is like. I checked my 22 and my 26Ē kettles last weekend and sitting in the sun empty, the inside temp of each was 140 degrees.  A 2x1 snake in hot weather in my 26Ē runs 300 with vents wide open. 225-250 with bottom cracked and top vent half.  Winter time, I run a 2x2x1 in the 26 to maintain 250 in comparison.


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