First Long run on the WSM!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by woundedyak, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. woundedyak

    woundedyak Smoke Blower

    Finally had a day off and decided to run a non foil shoulder on the WSM! I was a little hesitant since we had a cold front blowing in with chances of rain and tornado's. Got my shoulder ready and temps up at about 10:00pm

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    The temperature outside went from a calm 65 to a 30mph + windy 45 in about an hour and my temps on the WSM dropped from 250 to about 220. Cracked the vents open to about 50% then about 75% half hour later and couldn't get the temp to move. A little past midnight I move the WSM out of the wind and underneath my front porch because the lighting started going off and I had a feeling I had some rain coming.

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    As you can see, I had some crazy weather coming in. But I had faith in the WSM. Went to bed about 1:00am and got up around 6:00am to check on her. Still puuuuring at 220 and hit the plateau 

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    At around 10am the temps started to drop and the shoulder was only at 178. I started off with about 13lbs of lump tightly packed. So I roughly got 12hrs in 40degree weather and crazy wind. I packed in another 10lbs and she quickly came right back up.

    Here she is at the 12hr mark

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    She finally hit 200 at 4pm. A little longer then I expected. Actually, a lot longer. There was a ton of fat on her. Wrapped her in foil then a towel and let her sit inside a cooler for a hour or so. She had an awesome bark to her, but came out a little dryer then what I hoped for, but I chalked it up for being new to the WSM.

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  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is there a problem here?  Looks like the WSM took very good care of you. 

    That meat looks good from here!

    Good luck and good smoking!
     
  3. Nice job on the shoulder...it looks excellent and the sammy does also.[​IMG]
     
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on your first long run... the first one is a little nerve wracking, but my WSM has never let me down yet! [​IMG]
     
  5. That bark looks mighty tasty! Great job!
     
  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    nice job.. Man O Man that looks tasty [​IMG]
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Great job. You said it was a little dry. The photo's sure make it look juicy! Glad the WSM did it's job for you.
     
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yep there is a problem....there is not any slaw on that Sammie...[​IMG]    Great job everything looks real good !
     
  9. woundedyak

    woundedyak Smoke Blower

    Thanks folks! IMO non foil is the only way to roll when doing a shoulder. I think I got the hang of the O'L WSM now and I have a few projects in mind that I really want to try!
     

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