Originally Posted by eddiek2000
I am jonsing to get this thing. Planning on a break in smoke on Weds and smoke some beer can chicken on Thursday and maybe some ribs next weekend. It's gonna be fun!!
The number one skill is patience IMO. When you get your new WSM it'll be VERY hard to wait till she's ready for you to put the food on, but you MUST wait till the white smoke settles and you have a thin blue smoke that barely visible.
Only reason I'm harping on it right now before you even have your new toy is that you said you were making chicken. And brother if there's one thing you'll learn is that chicken and other birds take smoke VERY easily. If you lay the white smoke to your bird you won't be as happy as you'd have been if you put it on after the smoker had settled in.