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Unread 01-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #16
BobM
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I fill my charcoal ring to the top with 4 or 5 fist sized chunks of wood mixed in the charcoal.
I light it in 3 places, in between the vents, with a high output propane torch.
I let it go for about 10 or 15 minutes then put the WSM together.
I bring the cooker slowly up to my cooking temperature, then put the meat on.
I do not use water, I use a foiled clay flower pot base in the foiled water pan.

WSM dome thermometers are accurate for where they are located.
I find it better to measure the temperature at the grate level.

Hope this helps.

Bob
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