First Smoke on my WSM A Chuckie & Turkey -- First Qview (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jak757, May 18, 2010.

  1. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Well I pulled the trigger and bought a "gently used" 18.5" WSM off of Craigslist. The BEST $105 I ever spent I think! Picked it up Saturday, fired it up early Sunday morning.

    Had a couple of boneless turkey breasts in the refrigerator, thawed a chuckie I had in the freezer, and got up bright and early Sunday morning...Got out the meat and some seasonings....

    Rubbed Mr Chuck down with some olive oil, then gave it a rub of some garlic and onion powder, Tony C's and a little Montreal steak seasoning.

    While it sat in all that seasoned goodness, I started the new toy up.

    Who said there'd be no use for the ancient "Mr Meat Smoker??"

    Within what seemed like minutes, I had this glowing...

    Used Kingsford Comp and 4 hickory chunks.

    All the meat fit just fine on the top rack...on at 7:30 am

    Moments after putting the lid on...a bit concerned..too much smoke?

    Nawww....settled in just fine!

    Abut 3.5 hours in....turkey just about ready....spritz all with apple juice.

    Pulled the turkey at 12:30 @ 170, foiled, wrapped in towels and into the cooler. Foiled chuck at 170, pulled it at 210 and wrapped in towels and into the cooler. After a nice rest....

    This was my first smoke of the year, my first with the WSM, and I couldn't be more pleased! All the meat was moist and juicy, a just right flavor of smoke, and quite tasty. The family loved it. And so did I.

    SOOOO glad I got the WSM. It was a pleasure to use right away. Hit temp right away. A wee bit of tinkering with the vents, and it just cruised.

    Hope you all enjoyed the Qview. I've seen so many of yours, and this is my first. MANY more to come I am sure! And thanks for all I have learned from so many here. I know my learnin helped make this first smoke work out so well.
  2. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]for firing up your WSM and the first smoke of the year!

    Dang it Friday can't get here soon enough...first time using my WSM...
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you like your new smoker and wow a great smoke
  4. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks for the points Indy! I know what you mean about Friday...I have a big smoke planned for this weekend. Love that WSM!

    Thanks RdKnB! I enjoyed every minute and every mouthful of it!
  5. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Gee, what's this? My first Qview and I get spammed??? HA HA HA!
  6. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice looking first run on the WSM.
  7. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks Jim! I was inspired by your many posts and praise for the WSM! I hope to have as much success and generate the type of food as you have with yours.
  8. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks, glad I could pass the info/praise along.

    I bet you will do great with that WSM based on your first run. [​IMG]
  9. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh man that all looks good! I havn't had lunch yet. Your killing me! [​IMG][​IMG]
  10. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats & welcome to the addiction! There's no patch, no gum -- you're stuck with this one! Great first run; looks like you're a natural. [​IMG]

    (Don't let the wife or anyone else know how easy it was; you don't want anyone to think you're havin' fun instead of working hard to put a great meal on the table!)[​IMG]
  11. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks Wingman! That's a little bit of payback....your Qview has made my mouth water many times! Next time I do chuckies I'm going to do your diet dr. pepper, etc. and into the crockpot method....

    Thanks adiochiro! Appreciate the complement and the points! And you are right -- no need to let everyone else know just how easy it is with the WSM!
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your new smoker and your first smoke looks great to. You did a gfabulous job and you will be eating very well very soon too. Now for your new addiction it's not even bad yet. Just wait till you have a slap pack full freezer and the turkey on the smoker not caring where it will go.
  13. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to hear you got a good run out of the WSM! [​IMG] You will get really spoiled really fast by that WSM.... it really is about the easiest thing you could ever use. I was worried about my 22.5" going long enough to do a 14 hr. briskey.... pshaw! After 14 hrs. I still had about 1/3 of my charcoal load left, probably could have gone another 6 hrs. or so!
  14. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice first smoke on the WSM. It has to be one of the best running charcoal smoker available.
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Fine looking smoke job! [​IMG] I looking forward to many more. [​IMG]
  16. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes indeed, congrats on the first wsm run !!! I, like u , also watched people like jim and rick sing the wsm praises..Of course i had to go get one as well.I am 2 smokes into mine and cant be any happier..Happy smokes [​IMG]
  17. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I leave for a week or so & come back to see "Da Man" has posted some qview. Well, [​IMG]for your first & more [​IMG]for making my mouth water. Excellent job there Sir. Excellent. Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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