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Old 08-16-2005, 09:29 PM   #1
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I would spend the $179 for a WSM...works great!!
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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what is a wsm?
Read, little one...

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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"What is a wsm?'

Ah grasshopper you have much to learn.

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:13 PM   #4
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Welcome to the insanity bb4980!
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:37 PM   #5
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WSM is a Weber Smoky Mountain cooker. Us Texas folks feed them to our pits.
http://www.kdraut.com/gator_pits/tl_wsm.jpg

Above excerpt shamelessly stolen from Photo Kirk off the TexasBBQRub forum. It was just to good to pass up.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:46 PM   #6
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Careful zilla. We could whack Alaska in half and make Texas the third largest state.

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:55 PM   #7
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BBQ in Alaska? Come on...stop pulling my leg [-X . No but really, besides the WSM what smoker is the most popular or for that matter available up thar? Any interesting custom Alaskan rigs. Maybe with 1" oil pipeline chambers?
Oh yea. Pipeline smokers I can see it now.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:05 PM   #8
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WSM is a Weber Smoky Mountain cooker. Us Texas folks feed them to our pits.
http://www.kdraut.com/gator_pits/tl_wsm.jpg

Above excerpt shamelessly stolen from Photo Kirk off the TexasBBQRub forum. It was just to good to pass up.
Good thing they bought that big steel case to protect the WSM. 8-[ 8-[
Now that's a proud owner. =D> =D> =D>
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:37 PM   #9
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Actually the sad truth is we have no native hardwoods in Alaska. Hence stick burners won't make it here. Consequently a wsm is the only option I see. The only way I can see low and slow is with a wsm and it does GREAT. I do envy you guys who have the option. Living where I do I've never made it to a competition but the pics I've seen have lot o' wsm's.

Oh yeah, we really won't cut alaska in half.

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Old 08-16-2005, 11:40 PM   #10
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I'm a stick man myself, but one of these days you guys will figure it all out. It's not the pit, but the pit master. I made great 'Q for years on a ECB. The only problem is that class of pit can't put out the quanity of the bigger trailers. They can and often do win at comps.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:05 AM   #11
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You're right. It's not the tool but the guy on the end of the tool.

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Old 08-17-2005, 06:15 AM   #12
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Look at some of the posts below yours.
There are some that give instruction and some have links to sites with plans.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:07 PM   #13
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Here's one I built a few years ago. It has an ash pan under the
fire grate that gives the barrel a double bottom. I made the cooking
grate in 3 pieces for easy fire access. No welding required, I used
treaded pipe for the legs. It cooks excellent BBQ and holds temps at
225* to 250* for 3+ hours on the small chimney of coals.





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Old 08-18-2005, 06:19 PM   #14
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ommpapy, that ain't bad. =D>
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Old 08-18-2005, 08:39 PM   #15
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I want one......BAD!
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Old 08-19-2005, 06:29 AM   #17
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bb4980, Here's a link to some basic barrel smoker plans.
http://www.lincolnelectric.com/knowl...ontent/bbq.asp
It's very basic but with some mods you can build a nice cooker.
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THIS IS ALL GREAT CHATTER, BUT HOOK A BROTHA UP... HOW DO I DO IT? I AM AN ADVENTUROUS GUY WHO LIKES TO BUILD THINGS, SO.....

ANY PLANS?
No plans but here are some pics of my smoker, I hope this works!!
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THIS IS ALL GREAT CHATTER, BUT HOOK A BROTHA UP... HOW DO I DO IT? I AM AN ADVENTUROUS GUY WHO LIKES TO BUILD THINGS, SO.....

ANY PLANS?
No plans but here are some pics of my smoker, I hope this works!!
It didn't.
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