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Old 01-06-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Finally cookin' time!

Finally a day off and time to cook!

2 racks of spares. One rubbed with Uncle Al's and the other a mix of WRO & WRB. Made up a small meatloaf wrapped in bacon that will hopefully be done in time for a late lunch.
Everything is simmering over Rancher and hickory.
Damp & rainy out. WSM is taking a while to get up to temp. I think the Rancher might have soaked up some moisture. 20 min. and it's barely breaking 170*





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Old 01-06-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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Better get yourself one of them 55 gal barrells to slide down over the top of that WSM. Worked wonders on my Brinkmann Gourmet elec model when it started raining on me at Thanksgiving. Old #2 galvanized washtub turned upside down over over the top works good too. Makes it about halfast insulated.

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Old 01-06-2008, 12:01 PM   #3
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Go puffie go! Keep us posted.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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Better get yourself one of them 55 gal barrells to slide down over the top of that WSM. Worked wonders on my Brinkmann Gourmet elec model when it started raining on me at Thanksgiving. Old #2 galvanized washtub turned upside down over over the top works good too. Makes it about halfast insulated.

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Aww ok..didn't realize you was uppercrust

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Old 01-06-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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Meatloaf is done and spares shall be sauced soon. Didn't think there would be a smoke ring on the loaf but it made it's way through the bacon.
For the first time since I've had my WSM I had some real serious temp issues Hard getting her to temp. But once there spiked like crazy.
Had all the vents shut for about 2 hrs. now and she's still at 250*



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Old 01-06-2008, 03:23 PM   #7
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You mentioned earlier that maybe your charcol got wet? That can mess you up.
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That must have been it. I'm used to the Rancher burning a little hotter.
But man when it dried out!! BOOM!!
(I wonder if the other 15 bags I have will make it through the winter )
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That must have been it. I'm used to the Rancher burning a little hotter.
But man when it dried out!! BOOM!!
(I wonder if the other 15 bags I have will make it through the winter )
Better start cooking more often!
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You go Puff.
Having some temp issues with the Primo Oval JR today myself. Lit it, and within 15min it was at 550*. I just wanted 375* for a little cornish game hen. Oh well... it'll come down one day.
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