How to place charcoal in WSM 18...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cocoafloridaboy, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen,  The Digi Q directions say to pile up the charcoal and dump 25 burning lumps on top and let her go. I always did the circle of charcoal and lit one end. Any advice on that subject? Will it work either way? Thanks for any reply. Kevin
  2. bbqwillie

    bbqwillie Smoking Fanatic

    You don't need to be nearly as meticulous with your charcoal placement when using the DigiQ. I usually just pile it in with a a couple of fist sized chunks of wood and pour about 20 lit pieces on the top. Then I let the DigiQ do it's magic.
  3. Thanks Willie! I will relax. Breathe in, breathe out. I'm ok now. kevin lol
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's the way I set mine up.

    Put some splits in & put a can with both ends cut off on the opposite side of the Guru port.

    Fill the ring with unlit charcoal.

    I use the side burner on my gas grill to light about 12-14 briquettes.

    Then just put the hot coals in the can, pull the can out & that's it.

    The photo's are of my 22, but the principal is the same for the 18.

    The hot coals are at the very bottom of the photo. I turned the WSM around so the Guru would be in the back.

    Hope this helps!

  5. Very creative Al. Thanks! kevin

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