Help with WSM access door

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mkl, May 14, 2010.

  1. mkl

    mkl Newbie


    I just got a new WSM 22" and an quite psyched. I assembled it last night and everything was perfect except the access door leaves gaps at the top and appears it needs to be bent to create a good seal.

    Is it ok to bend it myself, and does anyone have any suggestions or advice on this? I'd prefer not to have to order a new one, it seems a little bending can do the trick.

    Sorry if there is a thread on this already and I have failed to search enough.

    Please help, if I don't get to use this tomorrow I am going to cry like a baby.

  2. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    UUmmmm its your smoker. If you want to bend, bend away!
  3. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup... bend it a little at a time till you get the fit you want. I is light alluminum, so it is fairly easy to shape. If you want you can spend the $$ for the one from the Cajun Bandit site - also the grommits they sell are a good way to get a probe into the meat!
  5. mkl

    mkl Newbie

    Thanks very much for the info, advice and links!

    Can't wait to get cooking on that thing.


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