First smoke on new WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by pete6737, May 13, 2015.

  1. Hello all,
    First I'd like to thank everyone who posts in this site. I learned so much from you! I stepped up from a chargriller to a new WSM. I added a gasket kit, wheels, hinge and BBQ Guru.

    2am came early but it was well worth it. I fired up the chimney and soon I was watching the guru work its magic. At 3:20, it hit 225 and the pork butt rubbed with Jeffs rub was smoking away. I left the WSM, returning at 8:00 after some sleep and the WSM was at 225! I never had a grill hold its temp that long. I pulled the butt off to finish in the oven and out two slabs of ribs on. One was done with the 3-2-1 method and the other was just smoked until done in about5 hours. Both ribs tasted great. I thought that the 3-2-1 ribs were slightly over done, while the conventional method had a better bite.
    I had no issues with the cook due to learning from all the great advice here so Thank You!!
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
  2. Here's another pic
    For some reason a pic with the full slabs would not load.
  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice 22.5"er! Sounds like a great smoke. You'll have a ball learning what all it can do at differect temps. Eat and enjoy!
  4. Thank you!!
  5. chevytech77

    chevytech77 Fire Starter

    I've found that my18.5 WSM seems to hold temp very well even without any Atc. I too upgraded from a Chargriller to the WSM. I have only added the seal
    Kit to the lid and door but I am for sure getting a hinge kit asap too. Can't believe I waited this long to go Weber!
  6. I also cannot believe that I fought fires for so long without a Weber. It's as close to set and forget as you can get. I can't wait for my next cook

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