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Cooking in the rain......

Postby Smokin Horns » Wed May 18, 2011 11:16 pm

With this weekend forcast here in north Texas, and you boys going to winstar, how do you guys/gals deal with the rain? I know it is what it is deal with it situation but just wondering if you had any suggestions that might help a 1st year comp cook that has never had to deal with it before.

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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby Konvicted » Thu May 19, 2011 12:22 am

Yea I'm wondering the same thing. We have one ez up and thinking about going to get a 2nd. Where you cooking this weekend?
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Postby Smokin Horns » Thu May 19, 2011 12:44 am

I have 2 but only have used one so far. I think that the second one will be broke in this weekend. We will be cooking at the Prosper FD cook.
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby 3 star redneck » Thu May 19, 2011 2:47 am

with my rv awning and 1 ez up to cover my pit thats all i need
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby RWBTEX » Thu May 19, 2011 7:24 am

Get as much cover as you can and keep wind out as much as possible. Also remeber you'll need more air to keep your logs burning because the air is very humid, keep the inlets wide open and regulate from the exhaust.
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby Woody Wood » Thu May 19, 2011 7:26 am

Break out the crocs!!!
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby ezbbq » Thu May 19, 2011 9:41 am

2 EZ Ups, one to work under and one for the pit. Be sure and have enuff tarps to close off the blowing rain. A 20x10 and a 10x10 is what we used. And enuff zip ties to put 'em up. We've cooked 3 contests in the rain, and were GC at 2 And RGC at the other. We love cookin' in the rain!
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby Kevin_Texas » Thu May 19, 2011 10:44 am

Look out the RV window and watch the wife working the fire. :shock:
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Postby Woody Wood » Thu May 19, 2011 11:32 am

Kevin_Texas wrote:Look out the RV window and watch the wife working the fire. :shock:


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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby Smokin Horns » Thu May 19, 2011 12:27 pm

Thanks for the info gents. Im sure I be good but wanted to bounce it off y'all before I screw it up!
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby BigDave » Thu May 19, 2011 1:26 pm

well whut we do now is just show up and raise the side panel wings to extend the permantly mounted metal roof to an overall 13 x 12 foot print covered area. just gotta be cheatin! :D we don't wooory bout wind, rain or sun! If the wind is gonna blow ova that 2,000 pound pit we ought not be there any ole ways. Fought the perinial rain battle for 10 years and a year ago I had that roof mounted on the pit. lawdy i should have done it years ago. Best $900 bucks I ever spent on Q equipment.
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby Kevin_Texas » Thu May 19, 2011 1:44 pm

BigDave wrote:well whut we do now is just show up and raise the side panel wings to extend the permantly mounted metal roof to an overall 13 x 12 foot print covered area. just gotta be cheatin! :D we don't wooory bout wind, rain or sun! If the wind is gonna blow ova that 2,000 pound pit we ought not be there any ole ways. Fought the perinial rain battle for 10 years and a year ago I had that roof mounted on the pit. lawdy i should have done it years ago. Best $900 bucks I ever spent on Q equipment.


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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby BigDave » Thu May 19, 2011 3:52 pm

Kevin...I can't believe you ain't seen it yet!!! You need to cook some IBCA and our paths will cross mo betta!
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Re: Cooking in the rain......

Postby RWBTEX » Thu May 19, 2011 10:24 pm

BigDave wrote:well whut we do now is just show up and raise the side panel wings to extend the permantly mounted metal roof to an overall 13 x 12 foot print covered area. just gotta be cheatin! :D we don't wooory bout wind, rain or sun! If the wind is gonna blow ova that 2,000 pound pit we ought not be there any ole ways. Fought the perinial rain battle for 10 years and a year ago I had that roof mounted on the pit. lawdy i should have done it years ago. Best $900 bucks I ever spent on Q equipment.



Ha I leave the wings down when its windy and rainy. Yes best money spent on roof and sides. i concur.
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