First Run on the WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by placebo, May 2, 2010.

  1. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Busy day yesterday. Had 320 landscaping stones dropped off that I had to get moved to the backyard. Due to that I didn't get started as early as I wanted to which resulted in me running out of time. I wanted to pull this chuckie but I had to slice/chop instead. Still tasted great fortunately! A few notes. I used a bag of Frontier lump that I had. I'll go back to Royal Oak for the next smoke. Since I was busy moving blocks I didn't take time to tend to the fire at all and I'm pretty sure not all the lump burned up. The temp control was really stupid easy for a charcoal smoker, I'm very pleased with that! It was even a windy day yesterday and that didn't seem to make any difference on the ease of controlling temps. Sorry for the crummy phone pics, my only option at the moment. Think I'm gonna light her up again today and do some steaks. Thanks for lookin!
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking chuckie. I love sliced chuckie. I have never pulled one but will probably have to try it some time. I have been using the Frontier brand lump since they have 40 lb bags on sale at Sams Club and I really like it.
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on your maiden voyage. Looks like it all turned out well.
  4. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Good looking Chuckie, Did the wind cause the cooking time to increase or ??
    We are having 10-15 mi winds to day and wanted to try something but Gust comes along and almost blows the BBQ over...
  5. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Man that looks great...[​IMG]
  6. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You couldn't be more correct on the " stupid easy" part... I fired my new 1 up last night at midnight.. After an hour of watching it to make sure it was gonna hold the temp, i went to bed .. Got up 7 hours later and was still sitting within 10 degrees of where i left.. Luv the wsm !!! Great looking chuckie too !![​IMG]
  7. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yes, the WSM makes life so much easier, don't you think? It performs extremely well in high winds as well.

    Good job on that Chuck. [​IMG]
  8. chicagochris

    chicagochris Fire Starter

    Broke mine in yesterday, and I didn't know what to do with myself. I would pop my head out the back door every hour or so, but aside from a couple vent adjustments towards the end of my cook, I never touched it.
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great from here! [​IMG]
  10. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't think the wind had any effect on the cooking time, it was holding temps with no problem at all. I just didn't get in on early enough lol.

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