Skip to main content

Replies sorted oldest to newest

Cover isn't going to help really, doesn't add insulation. That being said, I leave mine on all year.

My thoughts are, that because everything is cold, you want to give it time to come up to temp.

I have had times when it was real cold, that I had to bump up the temp (say 290 when i wanted 275) because there is so much cold air coming in, it seems to run colder. Easy enough to adjust.

By starting early, you can sold that issue.
Just now reading this... so for next time:

I recently did a few pork butts one day, with plans to cook something else a few days later. After the pork butts were done and everything cooled off, I removed the grease pan to empty. Everything had congealed, so I just scooped it out with a putty knife.

A few days later I started my FEC and cooking was proceeding normally. Out of habit I checked the grease pan and it was still empty. Remembering the congealed grease from the other day, I poked my putty knife up in the drip tube and it cleared the congealed grease and allowed the grease above it that was just starting to melt to start flowing. Unfortunately I didn't have my grease pan in far enough and it ran all over the ground below my FEC. With it so cold outside it nearly immediately re-congealed on the ground making cleanup difficult. Since I am have a new patio, I have a big grill pad under the FEC, so no damage to my new concrete.

Add Reply

×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×