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avega2792

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My first WSM, giving it a dry run.
« on: July 21, 2019, 03:30:49 PM »
So I just acquired a 14.5Ē WSM and Iím giving it a dry run to see how it handles. Iím checking the thermometer against my instant read, which is spot on. At 250 they were dead even, but above that the lid thermometer reads about 50 below my digital. The WSM reads around 300 while my digital reads around 350. Is there that big of a heat zone difference on the WSMs or does anybody have any other ideas for the discrepancy?

MINIgrillin

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Re: My first WSM, giving it a dry run.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 03:45:51 PM »
It is what it is bro. Use your grate therm until you get a feel for what the lid therm is doing.
Dont worry about it.
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Kneab

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Re: My first WSM, giving it a dry run.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 05:01:41 PM »
Congrats on the Wsm Alfredo.
I love using my 14 when its just a butt or two. Runs forever on a ring of Weber charcoal. Super efficient.
Works great for beef ribs too.

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avega2792

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Re: My first WSM, giving it a dry run.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 06:46:09 PM »
Thanks Karl, more often than not I smoke butts but Iím going to start venturing into chuck roast before I try my hand at brisket. Itís not like I need another cooker, but for what I paid I couldnít pass it up. Iím going home for a visit and I plan on taking my WSM and making bbq for my family because theyíve never had the honor and pleasure of sampling my famous pulled pork. Iím stoked to give it a good cook but Iíll have to wait until I go home!

Walchit

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Re: My first WSM, giving it a dry run.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 07:32:59 AM »
Just keep that lid thermometer at 250 and you should be good then right? Lol. I just cleaned up an 18 for my buddy's dad. Took me 2 hours but I made 50 bucks! Now I'm gonna spend it on another grill lol

avega2792

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Re: My first WSM, giving it a dry run.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 10:34:56 AM »
Just keep that lid thermometer at 250 and you should be good then right? Lol. I just cleaned up an 18 for my buddy's dad. Took me 2 hours but I made 50 bucks! Now I'm gonna spend it on another grill lol

That is my defacto target temp for low and slow, so I guess I really don't have much to worry about I guess  ;D Hey $50 will get you another toy to play with!