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Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ericm83, Apr 1, 2010.
Just curious how low/high the WSM will go?
Not 100% sure, but I have heard of several people letting the temps get away from them and it running above 300°. As for low temp... I imagine you could run as low as you want. Just start 3 or 4 pieces of lump/briquets, should give you a very, very low chamber temp.
I've run it to 350, and down to about 175.
I cold smoke on mine, rearly above ambient. And I have hit 300 also. I installed a 3" dial thermo also.
Never cold smoked but I have had mine range from 225° for pork to over 300° for chicken.
ive had mine over 300 as well
Peak temps will probably depend some on type of charcoal, I think lump will give you a higher temp.
I have done rib roasts where I held 375 to 425 the whole time on my WSM using lump.
There are some tricks regarding setting the lid slightly ajar to get higher temps. What I did was set a piece of 6 gauge copper wire between the lid and midsection. This increases the draft and therefore the fire and temp.
(this is with the older 18.5" model)