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Old 10-08-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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Necessities for my first WSM

Hi All,
I just bought a WSM and was wondering what are the necessities for starting to smoke? I'm a BBQ newbie and need some help figuring out what and where to start. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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Re: Necessities for my first WSM

Charcoal, Lump or Briquet Charcoal Chimney Maverick ET-73 ... and one last thing
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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Re: Necessities for my first WSM

Don't need all of these immediately, but here's a pretty good list of things to keep an eye out for when shopping.

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Re: Necessities for my first WSM

Charcoal, chimney, good set of tongs,a couple of thermometers and beer. You'll figure out what else you would like later.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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Re: Necessities for my first WSM

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Charcoal, chimney, good set of tongs,a couple of thermometers and beer. You'll figure out what else you would like later.
That, and all of the above. Awaiting pics of the "break-in" cook! Good luck!
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:16 PM   #6
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You will need a camera!
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:55 AM   #7
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Great, Thanks guys. Got the beer cuz I homebrew. Got tongs from my grill, got a camera, and 2 thermometers, one has a temp probe.
Hope to post within the next few weeks, wont get it til next week or so. 21st then I'll break it in! Yippee!!!!
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Re: Necessities for my first WSM

First step in the operation is to forget all this good advice. Get a flame thrower from harbor freight and put a fire in the hole. Takes about 20 seconds. Keep you eyes closed cuz it pops sometimes. Unless you got the tongs from Ace Mart they prob aint worth a caca. Kindly dont make me come up there. Or down there as the case may be. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:40 PM   #9
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He has beer..he'll do just fine.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #10
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Well thats true Puff. Only thing better than beer is ho made beer where the brewer knows their stuff.
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