How cold will a SmokeFire start and operate?

JimG

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Bought my SmokeFire last Feb. It enjoyed the good life in my heated garage during cold MN winter. This year I'm planning on building a free standing Deck/Patio hybrid for my SmokeFire and Genesis. Has anyone seen the specs for ambient temps for a SmokeFire. Here in the tundra, not uncommon to way below zero. Also has anyone seen an insulation cover that can be used during operation?
 

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Wasn‘t that cold when I got mine but was 10 degrees when I did my burn-in and not much warmer for couple cooks I did. Definitely uses more pellets at those temps. I haven’t seen a dedicated cover but have thought about getting a welding blanket and cutting some holes for the three exhaust vents. Would probably only use for longer cooks since might be pain to deal with.
 

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Bought my SmokeFire last Feb. It enjoyed the good life in my heated garage during cold MN winter. This year I'm planning on building a free standing Deck/Patio hybrid for my SmokeFire and Genesis. Has anyone seen the specs for ambient temps for a SmokeFire. Here in the tundra, not uncommon to way below zero. Also has anyone seen an insulation cover that can be used during operation?
I live in Central Texas, known the world over for brutally cold temperatures! Rest assured your WSF will function correctly, I have personally tested it to the extreme limits of human/machine endurance...I have started my grill at the bonechilling temp of roughly 45F...

I know, I know, you're welcome for subjecting myself to that cruelty!
 

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Try living in Upsate NY, wher we regularly get 140” of snow and temps to -10F. Gonna be a big challenge for the WSF, otherwise back to the Summit 670, as I cook out 4-5 night per week year around.
 
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I’m interested in how cold will effect is also . Off to the egg i go if it’s not smooth . I do think it’ll be fine though , just run through more pellets
 

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Try living in Upsate NY, wher we regularly get 140” of snow and tempts to -10F. Gonna be a big challenge for the WSF, otherwise back to the Summit 670, as I cook out 4-5 night per week year around.
No, just plain "NO."

I have spent over 20 years in south Florida or Texas. I can not do cold again.
 

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Try living in Upsate NY, wher we regularly get 140” of snow and tempts to -10F. Gonna be a big challenge for the WSF, otherwise back to the Summit 670, as I cook out 4-5 night per week year around.
I’ll be surprised if there is a problem. Having said that, there is always the possibility of an issue. Usually these things are a result of poor maintenance or just careless actions.
 

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No, just plain "NO."

I have spent over 20 years in south Florida or Texas. I can not do cold again.
Same. I lived north of Niagara Falls for 4 years...too cold!

Loving Texas heat!!
 

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I live in Phoenix. It gets down to a nice cool 80-90 F at around 3-4am. So no problems here. Sometimes I don’t even fire it up, just put food in it and do low and slow. 😬
 
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