I just purchased the CS SM025 Smokette Elite (first time smoker!), and the Owner's Manual says to keep the unit indoors when not in use. Is it okay to store the smoker covered, outdoors, under an awning when not in use? Or does it really need to be stored indoors (away from temperature changes and humidity)? Does storage outdoors damage the electronics?
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I keep mine on a covered screened patio year round and rarely use the cover. Should be fine to leave it covered as you state with no problems.
If you use the find function and look up storage or something to that effect, you will see that a lot of folks cover and leave outside in the elements.

I see you have already been reading alot on the forum because you have been registered since June. I was the total opposite, I jumped in feet first, then found this wonderful forum.

Oh, I leave my 025 outside on my deck with CS cover on it, but not under anything. It is covered with a light dusting of snow right now.

Have fun and I wouldn't worry about putting it under something if it is a matter of convenience. You wouldn't want to hinder your urge to use it Big Grin
Some folks like to keep a pan of kitty litter inside the unit when not in use and covered. Helps absorb excess moisture, or so I've heard. Mine stays tucked in the garage next to the fridge full of beer, err water... Wink
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Guys, you're THIS close to getting banned for a week Mad

You do realize I'm the guy that built his cats their own building as part of my Deck?

In some parts Cathouse doesn't refer to a place where 4 legged creatures reside. Just saying, Smokin you might be the luckiest dude on the planet.
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Originally posted by SmokinOkie:
Guys, you're THIS close to getting banned for a week Mad

You do realize I'm the guy that built his cats their own building as part of my Deck?



Hey. Wasn't that Cal that smoked the family pig?
Nah Pags!,

That was that free ranging turkey of the kids...but hey, I've seen that big ass butcher knife that Smokin' calls his trim knife. You'll not see me close to his air conditioned cathouse when I go to the reunion...yeah, go ahead an call me scared or names but Mamma never raised a FOOL!
4 cats. Yes A/C and Heat. Two story (there is a platform for them to sleep on in front of each window).

They have their own fenced backyard.

Security light is pointed at my own shed and it has motion sensor pointed at the back gate.

Had to move them outside, they were just causing allergies in a lot of my friends.

But I have to take care of my cats. One of them (lost his brother last year) is my therapy cat. It was a gift to me after the Oklahoma City Bombing (he and his brother were born that week) where I worked on-scene Operations Commander of a Recovery team from the Air Force. Blue has always been there for me. How could I NOT take care of him.

So, no more cat cooking jokes, you've been warned with Banishment Red Face
That's okay.

As Paul harvey used to say ... "... and now you know the REST of the story" Big Grin
I cannot begin to imagine the emotions you went through that day doing your job and would also desire to treat those cats very special. We jokers like to bring a smile to people's faces and sometimes wish we hadn't innocently tread into some area until we've already trespassed. No harm is ever meant.
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Originally posted by SmokinOkie:
4 cats. Yes A/C and Heat. Two story (there is a platform for them to sleep on in front of each window).

They have their own fenced backyard.

Security light is pointed at my own shed and it has motion sensor pointed at the back gate.

Had to move them outside, they were just causing allergies in a lot of my friends.

But I have to take care of my cats. One of them (lost his brother last year) is my therapy cat. It was a gift to me after the Oklahoma City Bombing (he and his brother were born that week) where I worked on-scene Operations Commander of a Recovery team from the Air Force. Blue has always been there for me. How could I NOT take care of him.

So, no more cat cooking jokes, you've been warned with Banishment Red Face


Thank you for your service!
Smokin' we have SEVEN cats that live inside, and 3 or 4 outside ones we feed. I got one I've had since 1997, she'll be 15 in early April.

We live on an acre of wooded land they love living outside.... I used to go to High School in Illinois with Paul Harvey's kid... He lived in River Forest, I lived in Oak Park, OPRF High, think he graduated in '65.
We have a cat, she's 30lbs!
Anyone know of a good website that has plans for small smoke house storage sheds that fit Elites?

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