Thanks icerat! Want to come over and watch the fire?
I wouldn't think tho that it is that much of a fire hazzard. The 500 watt unit isn't really that large and if it could start fires in my kitchen then how can I trust it outside next to my house or under a tree or on grass!?!
Sadly I don't currently have a garage to smoke in or I would! Heck I would love the excuse to light a cigar up!
I could put it in the basement door and try to pump the smoke out but if the wind blew the wrong way it would force the smoke back into the smoker/house. I would need a fan to blow the smoke outward.
I could see about an outdoor rubbermaid shed .. not sure the wife would allow that tho.
If I were to try it outside how much space clear of snow do you think I need around the smoker? A few feet?
Thanks for the input all, just wish it was more promising!