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cumminfourya

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14.5 WSM stupid question
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:45:07 PM »
Does anybody know where the ash pan looking thing goes on these little guys? I think this might be the right place but don't make much sense to me. On my 22.5 WSM there is something similar that goes outside the smoker in that same spot and serves as like a grease or drip catcher. Also how u guys getting these fired up? Fill the ring up a little less than full and put maybe a small chimney of lit on top? Thanks for any help.






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varekai

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 03:01:01 PM »
you have it in the right spot, I just watched a video of a guy unboxing his and assembling...
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HoosierKettle

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 03:05:33 PM »
Wow. Very luxurious. My old 18 has no such refinement.


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cumminfourya

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 03:08:03 PM »
Thanks @varekai. I already tossed the instructions and was to dumb to look on YouTube or something. Figured somebody here would have a for sure answer.


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varekai

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 03:23:14 PM »
@HoosierKettle , and You just answered MY question, I have 2 18" WSM's, one has the external shield, the other doesn't... after seeing @cumminfourya 's dilemma, I wondered if maybe one or both of mine were missing something to that effect.
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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 05:00:40 PM »
@HoosierKettle , and You just answered MY question, I have 2 18" WSM's, one has the external shield, the other doesn't... after seeing @cumminfourya 's dilemma, I wondered if maybe one or both of mine were missing something to that effect.

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 06:31:20 PM »
This 14.5 heat shield/drip pan were originally used in Euro smokey joe golds, if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 09:17:48 PM »
sheild is upside down , u can lighr it as you described . i just light a chimney and pour it in .have only done small cuts of meat nothing really long so no need for any unlit coals .love this tiny smoker , perfect for two .

SmokenJoe

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 09:58:59 PM »
@cumminfourya, etal.   You can almost always obtain spec's and manuals from Weber.com.   Easy download to a PC.

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toolhead

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 04:23:13 PM »
Does anybody know where the ash pan looking thing goes on these little guys? I think this might be the right place but don't make much sense to me. On my 22.5 WSM there is something similar that goes outside the smoker in that same spot and serves as like a grease or drip catcher. Also how u guys getting these fired up? Fill the ring up a little less than full and put maybe a small chimney of lit on top? Thanks for any help.






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U have it right.  ..owners manual.....shows thats the place to put it...
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toolhead

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017, 04:26:56 PM »
 imo the heat shield is window dressing...

Maybe somewhat helpful ..but heat rises...maybe somewhat comfirting if you setup on a wood deck..but if you habe ur wsm on pavers..i dont see much cook value in the heat shields
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toolhead

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017, 04:45:43 PM »
N congrats..i love my 14.5" wsm...these days she is mostly fired up for fish..sips on fuel and gets the job done

She def runs hot..so in only drop 4-6 coals topside to start and shut all dampers down initially to keep her down in the mid 200s....she runs much diff than the 18" wsm
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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2017, 04:20:02 AM »
imo the heat shield is window dressing...

Maybe somewhat helpful ..but heat rises...maybe somewhat comfirting if you setup on a wood deck..but if you habe ur wsm on pavers..i dont see much cook value in the heat shields
The external heat shields are good for catching drips that would otherwise stain pavers

toolhead

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Re: 14.5 WSM stupid question
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2017, 06:34:43 PM »
My wsm doesnt drip...only the door..but the bottom edge of the door ooening catches and dripping and it drops back inti the wsm...

Your wsm drips externally ...how?
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