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Old 06-27-2014, 06:19 PM   #46
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Thanks for all of the good info guys. I pulled the trigger on a 22.5" WSM. Another q though, What is everyone using to pick up their meat when in the smoker? Gloves, Bear Paws, etc...
I have Bear Paws and seldom use them. I have some Raichlen gloves that I use a lot.



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Old 06-27-2014, 06:23 PM   #47
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You are going to love the WSM. I have modded mine a little (gaskets, SS door, built a fire basket) and she usually purrs like a kitten. Not necessary, just wanted the comfort and stability. Keep alert of the temps with a Maverick 733 and got a Pitmaster IQ120 for those over night cooks, just to make sure.

I got a pair of those thick red rubber cooking gloves a couple years ago off of late night TV. Just ordered and received a set of Bear Paws as I am doing several butts for a cook coming up.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:32 PM   #48
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im in the same boat, but I've never tried it before. I'm a young buck looking to start smoking some meats! i fell in love with grilling about a year ago and now i wanna start smoking!!

i have been checking out the smoke hollow 44 inch gas smoker. its in my budget and i haven't heard many bad reviews.

what is yalls opinions on these?
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:35 PM   #49
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Don't know anything about that gasser, but for $20 more you get a 22.5 WSM.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #50
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Don't know anything about that gasser, but for $20 more you get a 22.5 WSM.
Lotta love here for the WSM.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:19 PM   #51
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Ya get a wsm... I got all 3 sizes and they all rock! i prolly use the 14 the most cause it is really good on coal
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:28 PM   #52
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Thanks for all of the good info guys. I pulled the trigger on a 22.5" WSM. Another q though, What is everyone using to pick up their meat when in the smoker? Gloves, Bear Paws, etc...
I use a pair of cheep PVC gloves that I also use for pulling pork. I do prefer a pretty rough and chunky pull. I don't like the shred that you get with forks or claws.
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Thanks for all of the good info guys. I pulled the trigger on a 22.5" WSM. Another q though, What is everyone using to pick up their meat when in the smoker? Gloves, Bear Paws, etc...
I have a few heavy duty spatulas.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:40 PM   #54
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I really like my insulated food gloves. Makes taking food out of my WSM easy.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:48 PM   #55
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^^yea...this place is very helpful and everyone seems to have great information
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:03 PM   #56
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You are going to love the WSM. I have modded mine a little (gaskets, SS door, built a fire basket) and she usually purrs like a kitten. Not necessary, just wanted the comfort and stability. Keep alert of the temps with a Maverick 733 and got a Pitmaster IQ120 for those over night cooks, just to make sure.

I got a pair of those thick red rubber cooking gloves a couple years ago off of late night TV. Just ordered and received a set of Bear Paws as I am doing several butts for a cook coming up.
Any hints on these upgrades?
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #57
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You may not need them, so I would try it out before modding it, then you can go the following:

Gaskets: http://www.bbqgaskets.com/catalog_4.html
Stainless Steel replacement door: http://cajunbandit.com/wsm-parts-mods/
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Fire basket mod: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...9&postcount=15
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:07 AM   #58
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Thanks! Good stuff.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #59
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if you want an electric...the master built 30" (the one with the wood chute on the side..not the front sliding drawer is a decent electric. They are normally 200 to 250 bucks. it is a nice way smoke and not have to babysit it but the flavor you get from smoking with wood and charcoal is tough to beat. For a novice and the price that weber smokey mountain is tough to beat.
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I bought the latch you referenced, but have not been able to figure out how to put it together. It does not come with instructions, and I am not very mechanically inclined.
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