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Winter BBQ-ing?
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dave 50 8n    Posted 11-24-2003 at 23:52:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just bbq'd some chicken and pork tonight in the dark. 'Bout 34 degrees or so. I think the (gas) grill took a while to get going right. Seemed kinda wierd, being off season and all, but it tasted good.

Anyone else bbq during the winter, or do we all just shut it down for the winter?

Dave Munson, mid illinois    Posted 11-25-2003 at 07:13:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have both a Weber smoker (Check out and a Weber gas grill.

Winter, fall, summer and spring. Rain, snow, sleet or ice. Nothing stops me from smoked ribs or a grilled steak. Nothing.

TimV    Posted 11-25-2003 at 06:13:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
We did a barbeque at our winter camp party last year--jerked venison and chicken at -35 F! That didn't work so well--the chicken would freeze on top and burn on the bottom. However, we were using half of a 55-gallon drum (our usual camp grill) with hard maple, and not an enclosed propane grill. I've barbequed at home year-round without a problem, but I've got the grill tucked under my front porch roof, where it at least stays dry, even if it's still cold.

Doc    Posted 11-25-2003 at 05:59:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's what garages are for. Indoor patio. Do it all the time regardless of weather.

bob    Posted 11-25-2003 at 05:50:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
In Ia we grill occasionally in winter if wind is down but if gets too cold grill takes too long. Tomorrow I will deep fry a turkey in garage and some small potatoes. My boy has a propane smoker and he likes to do it all year long old charcoal wouldn,t hold temp high enough but this does. If it gets too col;d I just use elec grill in house for asteak or chop. Have a good thanksgiving all bob

Rancho Calypso    Posted 11-25-2003 at 05:40:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here in Colorado I BBQ more in the Fall & Winter because it isn't safe to have fires going in the Summer! Also, get the smoker going a lot in the Winter. I usually opt for afternoon bbq's rather than facing very cold evening temps. My nose gets cold ;-(

Wisereader    Posted 11-25-2003 at 04:34:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought I was the only kook who grilled during the winter! I use charcoal, and I do it in the barn so as to stay out of the wind. Nothin better that steaks on New Year's Eve! (Or any other time).

BOSS    Posted 11-25-2003 at 02:42:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I BBQ all year long. I live in Michigan, so it gets tough sometimes. We grill out about 4-5 times a week. The only time it doesn't work is when we get those 30 mph winds. It blows the flames right out of the grill and nothing gets cooked.

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