Whats the temp range of the WSM?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ericm83, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. ericm83

    ericm83 Newbie

    Just curious how low/high the WSM will go?
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  3. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    I've run it to 350, and down to about 175.
  4. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I cold smoke on mine, rearly above ambient. And I have hit 300 also. I installed a 3" dial thermo also.
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never cold smoked but I have had mine range from 225° for pork to over 300° for chicken.
  6. goobi99

    goobi99 Meat Mopper

    ive had mine over 300 as well
  7. mgnorcal

    mgnorcal Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    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)

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