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Old 01-16-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

i put my shoulder on the smoker @8;15 this a.m. its hovering at 200 degrees, i got all the vents wide open...am i doing the right thing?,,any advise?...help..
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

Do you have the top vent all the way open as well?
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:08 AM   #3
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

What's the outside temp and how many lit briquettes did you start with?
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:09 AM   #4
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

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Do you have the top vent all the way open as well?

He did say "All the vents"
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:22 AM   #5
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

its 43 degrees outside, i have pretty much a full load of coals did the minion method, all vents open,,,maybe i need more coals..i dont know, i just want to get this shoulder done before midnight..lol
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

You can take off the access door on the front for 5min or so and let the coals spike up a bit...see if that works.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #7
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

thx ill try that i already added more coals too. if it gets too hot ill adjust my vents..thx for your help guys!!
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #8
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

How accurate is your therm?
Give the dome the old hand test...one two three..
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Re: im having trouble keeping my wsm up to smoking temp

43 degrees isnt really cold enough to cause a huge issue..... imho.
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Yeppers forty three is a heatwave to yankees. I predict he is also fighting a coolish N. wind. That will kick the calientes out of the bullets muy pronto. I tell all these folks to put an upside down barrel on top of it but do anybody listen to me? No. Bunch of hard heads on here.

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