Thread: New WSM Smoker
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:53 AM   #7
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Join Date: 02-07-10
Location: Des Moines, IA

I find maintaining temp easy on my 22". Similar to above, this is what I do:
  • Start with all vents open
  • Foil water pan but use no water
  • Use an old coffee can with the bottom cut out
  • Center the coffee can inside the ring and pack the ring tight with mostly KBlue, sum lump and 4-6 pieces of choice smoke wood
  • Light a chminey of KBlue, pour it into the can and remove the can with pliers (that way the fire slowly burns from the inside)
  • As soon as the WSM gets to 200 or so, start closing the bottom vents - I normally am fine with only one or two vents partially open during warm weather
  • Alway leave the top vent open
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WSM 22.5" x 2
Weber Smokey Joe
Weber Mini-WSM
Weber Genesis gas grill
Smokey Mountain gas smoker
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