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    I guess my idea sounds red-necky, but smoke you meat on the porch stoop if you have one with an awning.
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    I have a 2nd floor deck so I smoke under it. I still get winds so I hang a welding blanket from the deck and wrap it around the WSM. When it's windy I also put up a 4" plywood wall blocking the direction of the wind.

    I want to (eventually) build one of those "outhouse"-style smoker designs to house the smoker during a session.
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    does rain effect the temp quite alot? thinkig ahead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly_G View Post
    Does rain effect the temp quite a lot? Thinking ahead!

    Yes, it does, at least for me. Every time a storm came up, my temps dropped to 200 or below. I don't think wind played a role in this since the smoker was protected by a wind break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly_G View Post
    does rain effect the temp quite alot? thinkig ahead!
    IMO, no. Just have to keep the rain OFF the WSM . If it hits the top, it will roll off the lid and down inside the unit. Won't affect the heat but will make a mess in the bottom where the ash collects. AND if the ash is high enough, may cause issues with the bottom vents.

    Either a overhang roof or a patio umbrella/stand works for me.
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    Kind of depends on how much you want to spend. I bought a cheap easy-up type canopy from Wally World for under 50$. I screw the right down to the deck through the stake holes. I did have one good storm turn it into a pretzel, but we also lost trees in that storm.

    for about a grand, Homedept sells all metal gazebo that should hold up to almost anything.
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    I smoked in my garage before, with the 16' door open and a big fan blowing any smoke out. I have a window and side door so I had good cross ventilation.
    Two years ago I bought a 6'x8' metal roofed gazebo for like a hundo on clearance from Meijer at the end of the year "grilling" sale.
    Keep an eye out, those work great and I tapconed mine down on my drive.

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    I used the umbrella with my stand and place a few bricks on the stand ( 4 ) and does great job also bought a cheap umbrella just for cooks and cut a couple slots in top for preventing it to take off if have a strong wind but the Bricks hold nicely. Also can use a 40 lb bag to hold the u8nbrella stand lol works for me and no problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty James View Post
    Yes, it does, at least for me. Every time a storm came up, my temps dropped to 200 or below. I don't think wind played a role in this since the smoker was protected by a wind break.
    Forgot to mention my smoker was protected from the rain, although the WSM managed to catch some wind-blown mist.

    Not sure why the sudden drop in temps, but it happens often in afternoon storms. As soon as the rain stops, the temps begin to rise again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry C View Post
    I used the umbrella with my stand and place a few bricks on the stand ( 4 ) and does great job also bought a cheap umbrella just for cooks and cut a couple slots in top for preventing it to take off if have a strong wind but the Bricks hold nicely. Also can use a 40 lb bag to hold the u8nbrella stand lol works for me and no problems
    jerry
    How big of a stand are we talking about, Jerry? Got any pictures?
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