got my WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tyotrain, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Grats! Nice shiny new toy!

    One side note... you don't have to season a WSM, they are ready to go right out of the box. Seasoning is for smokers made with exposed steel and/or iron, the seasoning coats it and protects it. Since the WSM are all enameled and chromed racks you are good to go! [​IMG]

    But if you want to do a test burn to get a feel for temp. control then go for it, never hurts to get a feel for a new smoker before putting the meat on it. Just make sure to catch the temps on the way up, because once they get away from you it will take a looooong time before you can get them to come back down.
     
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the info JIRodriguez all my others smokers are exposed steel guess i just got used doing the season thing lol... I think i will do a burn run on Friday [​IMG]
     
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah... I was the same way.... just FYI you test burn will go a looooong time if you fill the ring all the way. I would just do half a ring, should burn out in 6-10 hrs. depending on your weather.
     
  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I am in upstate n.y so the weather is not the warmest this time of year. weather calls for 28 degrees on Friday do you think i should run a full basket or half?
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't help you with WSM but combats all the same
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - great looking new smoker and controller - looking forward to some great qview from you
     
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For your test burn I would run the water pan empty with a half load of the ring. In cold weather I find leaving the water pan empty is the way to go. Just make sure to still foil the water pan to catch drippings and make clean up easier.
     

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