How to break in a WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jbili, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. jbili

    jbili Fire Starter

    My wife bought me a WSM 22" charcoal smoker for my birthday and we're now ready to join the wide world of smoking.

    Could someone tell us the best way to break in our new smoker. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    We also plan to take the 5 day ecourse offered here in the near future.


  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Throw meat in it ASAP!
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Seriously there are a ton of threads on them till your hearts content.   Congrats on your new smoker!
  4. Great choice!  I have both of them [​IMG]

    Just fire them up and throw some meat in there!  You could spray it down with Pam and light a load of charcoal off in it (which is what I do) just to burn off the newness.  It will run hotter when it's new just because there's no gunk and seasoning to help insulate it but that just takes more and more cooking.

    Enjoy it, they are phenomenal cookers!
  5. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

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  6. jbili

    jbili Fire Starter

    Thanks for all the help so far
  7. I recommend the book Low and Slow by Gary Wiviott and checking out The Virtual Weber Bullet website. Both contain a wealth of knowledge about this cooker.
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