Originally Posted by Clayfish
+ 1 on the note taking/journal idea, I printed off log sheets from the VWBB (http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/cookinglog.html
) and kept track of my first dozen or so smokes until I was confident enough to wing it.
Sometimes I wish I had carried on with this as there's always that time they turned out perfect you can't that recreate when not taking notes.
Have fun and enjoy your WSM - they do run better with beer in hand and a crazy lopsided smoke induced smile on your face!
I've already got my Excel spreadsheet ready to go.......
Slow smoked ribs, a microbrewed beer, and a fine robusto cigar, shared with good friends.