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Need help fiding windproof outdoor steamer

Old 07-02-2018, 06:30 PM
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I live in a windy spot. As I like to steam clams and lobsters outdoors, I often have issues with the wind adding significant cooking time, and sometimes blows out the flame on my current setup, which is the side burner on an outdoor grill. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:22 PM
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Have a duct guy make you a wind block to place up around the burner. It will help a lot. I used to do a lot of Dutch Oven cooking and this always helped me a lot on cold windy days. I took some 1/16 galvanized sheet and made brakes to allow it to sit around the pot. Open on one side, but you can make it 4 sided. Just move it when not in use and if you want to be real fancy put piano hinges on it so it can fold up for storage.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:02 PM
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Can you move the cooker to spots protected from the wind? That seems like the easiest fix.
It's often windy here, so I fabricated an insert out of aluminum diamond plate that goes between the vents and the burner, so that I could eliminate about 80% of the wind blowing out my grill.
Works much better now, and if the wind was every to slack off, I can pull this insert and get full venting again in about 5 seconds.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:23 PM
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Build a wall
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:02 AM
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Inside the garage is where we steam.
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:06 AM
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Funny how I see the add above your post is for Chicago,best to move to a less windy state.
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by FL Bill View Post
Have a duct guy make you a wind block to place up around the burner. It will help a lot. I used to do a lot of Dutch Oven cooking and this always helped me a lot on cold windy days. I took some 1/16 galvanized sheet and made brakes to allow it to sit around the pot. Open on one side, but you can make it 4 sided. Just move it when not in use and if you want to be real fancy put piano hinges on it so it can fold up for storage.
we see guys with metal wind shields that are circular and are free standing. They block the wind on jambalaya cooking burners.
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we see guys with metal wind shields that are circular and are free standing. They block the wind on jambalaya cooking burners.
sure, round, square...what ever works and is easy. (and does not look too ghetto, right?)
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:39 AM
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Any reason not to use an appropriately sized hot plate?
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:36 PM
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Thank you all for your answers. Its given me inspiration on a fix.

I have tried moving my grill all over my tiny porch, but the wind is never ending. It's great all summer, except when its quahog steaming time.

And there is no reason to avoid a hot plate. I'm just not used to using one, especially outdoors. I will look into those as well.

TY all and safe boating!
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