Originally Posted by Big slick
I have a WSM and I was thinking about picking up a welding blanket. Do they work well? What do you cover with the blanket? I was always under the impression that the blanket was to be wrapped around the smoker???
I bought the blanket to wrap my last smoker (a bandera), so it is an odd size for the WSM. I have it folded in half currently with bolts through the grommets. It does what I need it to which is block the wind. I have just wrapped it around the WSM and used the hook of a bungie cord to tie it together (not shown in the pics). To help keep it on the smoker I just folded it in under the top handle. Completely wrapping it would work much better, but I didn't want it to completely cover the top or lay on the ground.
I know there are better wind blocks, but I already had the blanket and it was a no cost solution.