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Author Topic: First run on a WSM. 4/27/16  (Read 12463 times)

Kamado_fan_UK

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Re: First run on a WSM.
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2016, 07:01:42 AM »
Hi-I have installed gaskets on the door and for the lid-I did have a problem with smoke billowing from the door and lid-but since installing gaskets and adjusting door-find a whole lot better. Wind can play havoc with the smoke

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Kamado_fan_UK

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Re: First run on a WSM.
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2016, 07:04:17 AM »
And it's best to slow down temp increase rather than trying to cool WSM down-but all that said-what a fantastic piece of kit!!

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TheDude

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2016, 10:19:41 AM »


A lot less wind today. Hopefully that's the factor. Not looking to go all day, so about a 1/2 load in the cooker and 10 coals getting ready in the chimney. Depending on how things go, I might run out and grab a chicken.
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TheDude

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2016, 10:50:13 AM »
Definitely slower coming up to temp.
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iCARRY

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2016, 11:06:29 AM »
Slower is better. Go out and get a chicken.


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TheDude

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2016, 11:51:21 AM »
Chicken is rubbed with Eat and on the smoker. Holding around 250.
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iCARRY

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2016, 12:20:49 PM »
Good stuff. Should be a wonderful meal.


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TheDude

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2016, 01:42:05 PM »
I've bumped the temp to try and crisp the skin.



Much happier with this run.
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Big Dawg

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2016, 02:01:13 PM »
Good looking Yardbird, Dude ! ! !  Plus, I see you actually to bump up the temp.  Seems like you're getting the hang of it ! !





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TheDude

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2016, 05:10:59 PM »
Thanks @Big Dawg It certainly felt better this time around. On a side note... I've never been a fan of white meat. This was the juiciest I've ever had. Delicious.
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Big Dawg

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Re: First run on a WSM. Dry run today.
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2016, 09:51:36 AM »
That's the best part of this little hobby . . . .





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TheDude

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Re: First run on a WSM. 4/27/16
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2016, 12:37:23 PM »
Well she ran about 250 for about four hours. Now she's starting to run. Around 290 right now. Started with 8lit coals, and off to the side of the charcoal ring, instead of the middle. It's ok for today, as I'm just doing another chicken for dinner. However, I want to do a brisket sooner than later. Also no good for ribs. I don't know.
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iCARRY

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Re: First run on a WSM. 4/27/16
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2016, 12:49:12 PM »
Close those vents down. I always use the minion method. Usually settle in at about 260-280. I can get it up high if I want. Way over 300. Next time I am off I am going to do a dry run with a snake and see what kind of temps I can get.


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TheDude

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Re: First run on a WSM. 4/27/16
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2016, 12:53:57 PM »
Well I don't like using the top vent, but she's coming down. 270. Not sure how long of a burn you'd get using a snake in an 18.5".
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iCARRY

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Re: First run on a WSM. 4/27/16
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2016, 01:03:39 PM »
Mine is a 22 so I should get a decent run. I can usually get about 240 ish with no water and only using 1 vent and closing up the top one a little.


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