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?
 
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.
 
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!
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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!!
 
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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