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Old 11-27-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Just bought a WSM!!!!

Well, I been meaning to buy one of these things for years. Fact is, I would occassionally like a turkey, ham, brisket, meatloaf, ABT's , etc without firing up my large pit Texas Hottie! I started out on an ECB, but am looking forward to cooking on the Cadillac of bullet smokers. I'm doing a ham for a party my wife is having next week and I think I'll do some ABT's too! I feel like a kid again! I am sure to have some questions from you "experts!" Better start reading up on that "Onion" method........
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:03 PM   #2
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Happy Thanksgiving Wooman, let me know how you like the WSM, like you I want to get something to just do a few things without firing up the wood burner but never used one and don;t know how good I'd be with it.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:37 PM   #3
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Congrats Dave, bought time you forget that size matters!

Here's a simple turkey/ham cook for you to try to break in the WSM
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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It's about time Dave!!
Lots of us use the onion method and will be glad to help you along.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:19 PM   #5
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Well, I now know what you mean by the WSM 'tightening up' after plenty of use. It was so tight that I couldn't get the lid off the middle section for almost a minute of banging on the driveway. It finally came off. It has been solidly holding temp between 300-325 for the last 3 hours with my turkey in it with all vents 100% open. It had spiked at 400 prior to me putting the turkey in, but I have swapped out the middle sections because I left grease in the pan and it was easier to just swap with a clean mid section. I love my WSMs. I wish they were a little wider, so I might try the new one. But it would be nice to have a larger cooker for doing big cooks. For small cooks, these things are great. Just ask for advice. Don't be afraid to try things. They are virtually foolproof. So easy to use, even a drunk caveman can figure it out. Doh!!!
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:22 PM   #6
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Well I was wanting one of them WSM's then I seen a King Sized one today. I axe myself..Self whut could be mo fittin for a native Texan in good standing than a King Sized ECB with a fancy paint job. I hope they make an electric heating element for it. Tell ya I have got totally addicted to that electricity. I dont see why the Electric Company cant put Kingsford plumb outta bizness.

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Old 11-27-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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Congrats on the WSM.. They are great to take camping too...
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:15 PM   #8
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Woody, don't forget to post pictures!
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:25 PM   #9
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I love my WSMs. I wish they were a little wider, so I might try the new one. But it would be nice to have a larger cooker for doing big cooks. For small cooks, these things are great. Just ask for advice. Don't be afraid to try things. They are virtually foolproof. So easy to use, even a drunk caveman can figure it out. Doh!!!
There is a great picture of the new one next to the old style one in the General discussion forum. Under the category "New WSM" .
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