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Lemans

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WSM temp spike
« on: July 04, 2016, 04:44:21 PM »
So I was doing baby backs this weekend
3 racks on the 22wsm  for two hours at 225.
  Opened her up to take off the racks to wrap
Them. Had the top off like 5 mins while I wrapped
And added my brown sugar and tiger sauce.
Anyhow the temp spiked to 300 and it took like 20 mins
To settle back to temp.  Anyone else have this problem?
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MeatAndPotatos

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 06:10:28 PM »
If you leave it open for 5 minutes... The fire is going to burn hotter. Is basically like running all the vents wide open, but more.

DirectDrive

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 06:19:52 PM »
Try having an assistant open and close for you while you are wrapping.
Or go to a non-wrap method like Memphis-style.

JDann24

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2016, 06:35:21 PM »
How did you have your bottom vents set?
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pbe gummi bear

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2016, 10:55:56 PM »
Had the top off like 5 mins while I wrapped

The WSM has a huge charcoal fuel source and leaving the top off for a few min will lead to a raging fire. It's best to get in and out of the smoker as fast as possible- either by removing a few racks from the top at once (preferred method if you are alone) or having someone open and close the lid for you for each rack.
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Tommy B

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 01:35:53 PM »
Agreed with everyone else. Get all the ribs off the cooker and close the lid. Wrap them all and put them all back on the cooker.
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Winz

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 02:57:52 PM »
Had the top off like 5 mins while I wrapped

The WSM has a huge charcoal fuel source and leaving the top off for a few min will lead to a raging fire. It's best to get in and out of the smoker as fast as possible- either by removing a few racks from the top at once (preferred method if you are alone) or having someone open and close the lid for you for each rack.


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Lemans

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 04:26:01 PM »
So what's stops me from installing the hinge is the fact
That once you flip open the top and center of gravity for
The WSM is now throne off and the WSM could topple off
The bottom section.
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swamprb

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2016, 03:38:25 AM »
I cook on racks or remove the whole grate whenever I wrap or fuss with multiple pieces of meat.

You should be cooking at 275-300 in the first place, its the new low n slow!
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Big Dawg

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2016, 11:50:22 AM »
So what's stops me from installing the hinge is the fact
That once you flip open the top and center of gravity for
The WSM is now throne off and the WSM could topple off
The bottom section.

Just make sure that the hinge is directly above one of the bottom section legs and you should be okay.  Except, possibly, in a very, very stiff breeze.  But I have never had any problems with the hinges on my two WSMs.





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MrHoss

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2016, 07:08:34 PM »
Had the top off like 5 mins = Nuclear explosion.
swamprb speaks the truth when he advises you remove the rack.
A hinge is not needed at all as the lid should not be off for that long in the first place.
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Big Dawg

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2016, 03:07:01 PM »
While the hinge is not "needed" it is a great attachment that can make your life a lot easier.  If for no other reason than it stops the problem (I had) of the rim of the dome picking up whatever was was on the ground when I would pick it back up.

I agree that you have the lid off/open as little as possible, but I'm concerned that having it off for only 5 minutes cause a rapid 75 spike.  Do you recall the position of the three bottom vents?





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MrHoss

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 06:34:50 PM »
Dude....he has a 22.5 and it was 5 minutes. I am surprised it only went up 75.
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JDann24

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2016, 07:13:30 PM »
I had my lid off for about the same time last weekend to add meat to the bottom grate and to refill the water pan. It spiked to about 280. Took about 20 minutes to get back down too with a little bit of work on the bottom vents.
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Tommy B

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Re: WSM temp spike
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2016, 08:10:17 AM »
So what's stops me from installing the hinge is the fact
That once you flip open the top and center of gravity for
The WSM is now throne off and the WSM could topple off
The bottom section.

I had the same thought when I got my hinge and was worried. I have had mine for 6+ months and it has been extremely stable. I bought some compression latches and was going to bolt them on to hold the middle section to the bowl but after using it a few times I decided I did not need anything.
With out meat it is fine but putting 10+ pounds of meat and water in the water pan make it even more stable.
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