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Old 02-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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I know there are many die hards in nothern climates that grill/smoke year 'round, myself included. However, yesterday really struck me as the start of getting back outdoors with the kettle on a more regular basis. I think it is the start of light earlier in the morning and later at night as it relates to my work schedule. Last night I got home around four and fired up the kettle indirect and had had some nice $.88 a pound chicken thighs and tators on the table by 6. I had a big smile on my face and life was good. It was 35 degrees out and sunny. There will be more snowstorms but spring is knocking.

What is your normal spring routine for getting back outside smoking?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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Maybe the question should be "who hibernates for winter"? I don't BBQ all year long!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #3
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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That ^^^^ +1

Old saying: "There is no such thing as cold weather, just cold clothing".

Although "windy" kinda makes using a kettle a tad more difficult.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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I smoke/grill year round. Granted I dont live in the northern temps, but cold/snow wouldn't stop me from smoking some pork or beef.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #6
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I smoke less in winter but don't stop completely. However, I was looking at this pic of warmer, greener times and was thinking I won't mind getting to that point again, especially if this 40 degree/rain crap is all we're gonna get!

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Nice all the way around Charrederhead!!!!!! You make a very good point.
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Sorry, I live in SoCal so I can't relate. I take the year round grilling temps for granted so I have no idea what it's like to live in colder regions. I'll probably wimp out with anything close to freezing.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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I live in SC, so it's a little easier to stand the eliments. I don't grill/smoke AS MUCH during the winter, but I don't stop either. Also, most of mine gets cut back from refing bball, so it's more from being busy and not from it being cold.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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my only break was during deer season in fall. been Q'ing hard as ever this winter. checkout fire on ice

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #11
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Im in Michigan. It never stops.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #12
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Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of summer cooking. Spring and Fall I can handle but Summer can just be cruel. STL and our 98 degrees with 1000% humidity is waaayy worse than 28 degrees and snowing. So I'll venture to say that winter is my favorite Q season.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #13
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Now that it's still daylight outside when I leave the office around 5 I'll be doing far more grilling. I don't mind running the smoker when its dark out, but I find that I don't like grilling as much in the dead of night (which in the winter around here sets in at about 4:00 PM). Now that we've put the dark days of winter behind us I'll be out on the grill 4 nights a week or so.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:42 PM   #14
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I look forward to spring/summer weather and smoking. I'm one of those that are addicted to meat cooked over fire, so I do it year round in the rain, snow, wind, cold, etc. The difference is in the warmer months I get to sit beside my smoker or grill and enjoy a cold beer while smelling that sweet aroma while watching the kids play in the backyard....good times. Now ya got me nastalgic, I can't wait.

There are only a few times that I have opted not to Q. Normally it is because the wind at my house is sustained at above 45mph with gusts around 60mph. I hate chasing stuff in the wind.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #15
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Well, my personal record is a 30 lb. turkey on a Weber kettle with an extension at
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That being said, I just really felt like being outside yesterday with the temp at 35 and the light until 6+pm. Maybe it is a northern climate thing but the talk around work is the possibility of winter coming to an end. Anyways I was just happy with my pure enthusiasm to be out grilling and thoroughly enjoying it.
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