Extras to go with WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by brax, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. brax

    brax Newbie

    We're getting a WSM 22 for Dads bday. We're thinking of using it Sat. I'm going to order Jeff's book. What else should I get to make it the best it can be?...thermometer system? Smokenator? Thanks
  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    No need for a smokenator!

    Just buy some good charcoal - I use Mr. Stubbs, some wood chunks for smoking - mesquite, hickory, apple, cherry, and oak are good to start with.

    For a thermometer system I would go with the Maverick ET-732.  It has a probe for the pit and one for the meat - great unit!

    Another thing you might want to consider is buying some grommets to pass the temperature probes through.  There are a couple ways to do this, you can buy the grommets that replace the bolts that hold the rack brackets or you can drill a hole in the side and use lamp hardware for a homemade deal.

    Good luck and make sure you take some pics of the happy occasion.

  3. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    You don't need any mods right out of the box to cook on the WSM . Like PG says; buy some good charcoal. You def need a charcoal chimney and a good meat thermometer is a big help. Do a search on this forum on any of these subjects and you will get a boatload of info.
    There are a number of mods you can do to make the WSM more convenient to use , but I'd suggest getting a few cooks under your belt before you get started . Cook up a few chickens to season the smoker , maybe do a shoulder or some ribs. Once you start cooking mods will suggest themselves. Have a great time....and happy b-day to Dad! :grilling_smilie:
  4. brax

    brax Newbie

    Thanks so much guys. We love BBQ. Really looking forward to taking BBQ to the next level.
  5. How cool is a WSM for a Bday gift!! Does he fish? If so an expandable smoking rack might be nice. Here are the part numbers:

    Weber 7472 Expandable Smoking Rack, 18-Inch
    Weber 7473 Expandable Smoking Rack, 22-Inch
    Weber 7474 Fish Hook Replacements for 18 and 22-Inch Expandable Smoking Racks
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013

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