How do you turn a WSM off?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by vision, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. On my first smoke I closed all vents when finished. The smoker cooled down but later I noticed water dripping through a bottom vent. Water was condensing all over the unit and was running down into the charcoal pan.

    Today I only closed the bottom vents and the smoker is not stopping. So, how are you all turning these off?
  2. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just shut them all down - no air = no fire.
  3. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Turn the kanoodervalve to the left.
  4. Quote:
    Do you get water dripping down into the ashes?
  5. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Shut all the vents. A WSM isn't air tight so if the top vent is open, it can still draft. Even with all of them shut, it can still take a while to die down. There is quite a bit of condensation in most smokers, even with no water in the water pan. Nothing to worry about.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    ShortEnd X2

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