1st overnight smoke on my WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by adamr, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. adamr

    adamr Fire Starter

    Well,I had a serious craving for some pulled pork yesterday. While there are lots of places around me to get good pulled pork(Memphis area), it gave me a reason to do the first overnight smoke on my month old 18.5" WSM.
    I had to work a little late yesterday so I ran by Wal-Mart on the way home and picked up a 7.5lb Boston butt. Here she is all rubbed up and waiting to go on the smoker.
    Got the WSM fired up with Kingsford blue bag and Apple chunks. Meat went on about 1045p.
    Temp held steady @ 230 till I went to bed a little after midnight. Woke up about 730 because my dog can't stand it when she's the only one up. Checked on the smoker and she was rolling right along at 220.
    Meat temp was 170 when I got up and it stayed in the stall till close to 1030am. Once it got to 205, I wrapped the butt in foil and let her rest for a half hour or so. Bone came out clean and I got to work pulling.
    Overall, I was really impressed with how my WSM held temp for as long as it did. Had to add about a half chimney of charcoal only because I used all I had available when I first started. Look forward to more long smokes on this thing!
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  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great.

    I love using my mini wsm for overnight cooks.   Holds temps like a champ.
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great, I run my 18.5 overnite all the time and I sleep fine all the while.
  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There's something just so satisfying about an overnight smoke when you can sleep without worry.  The WSM performs like a champ while you dream away.

    Great job!
  5. adamr

    adamr Fire Starter

    Thanks fellas.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking PP Adam!

    Very nice job!

    Point to you Sir!

  7. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job on the pulled pork Adam.

    Gotta love those WSM smokers when it comes to an overnight smoke.

  8. mojavejoe

    mojavejoe Newbie

    I always set the Hi/Low temperature alarm on my Maverick before going to bed when doing an overnight cook on my WSM for insurance purposes. Never once has it gone off. For me, the WSM is as close to a perfect non-electric smoker as you're going to get - always consistent temps and turns out great food every time. 

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