New 22 inch WSM

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by yohan, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Just bought a new WSM, got it assembled and today am seasoning it. I notice a lot of smoke coming out between the lid and the body. I called Weber and a girl told me it will stop leaking smoke after a couple of uses. Is she right? Is it normal for it to leak smoke>  Thanks.
  2. smokinal

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

    Yea it's normal. No problem.

    I have 3 WSM's & they are one of the best smokers you can buy for the price.

    After a few smokes the smoker will seal itself up.

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep, pretty soon it will get to the point where you won't be able to get the lid off without a good tug. That's when you know it's seasoned properly!
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I like my 18.5" I used a gasket on the door and lid I think I could have saved the money to buy more meat

    You will love it good luck post some pics of your smokes

  5. Thanks for all the replies! After the seasoning, I tried something I had never done before, I smoked hamburgers. I used Mesquite. Probably longer than I needed (1 hr, 20 min), but they came out great, The only thing missing were the grill marks from my kettle. Someone told me that I should have used that at the end. Anyway, after some adjusting, it held at 240 degrees and I never had to add charcoal. Amazing machine. 
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  7. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    When I'm using one of my smokers to do low and slow I normally fire up my kettle to sear. Either at beginning of smoke or end! If you want another cool toy check out a Vortex (you can search on this site). Vortex will work for your WSM or kettle!

    Have fun!

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