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Old 08-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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New WSM

Just got mine fairly recently and want to try and do a pulled pork this weekend but I have a bunch of questions. I don't have a Maverick ET-73 yet and was wondering if anyone know of stores that carry it in stock (price isn't a issue I just obviously need it). If not what can hold me over? I also was curious about lighting the WSM and how often you need to add charcoal, and what type you guys suggest? I have read a lot on the site but not so much about this stuff.. More will come.

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Old 08-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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PM Larry Wolf about FedExing you a maverick.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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Very few stores carry the ET-73... www.wolferub.com has them for $44 and includes the USPS Priority mail shipping!
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:33 AM   #4
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Do you have a charcoal chimney to light your coals with?
They are cheap and often found at lowes and home depot.

Once you load the charcoal ring and add your lit coals to the
top of the pile, get your temps adjusted and running steady
by manipulating the vents, the wsm can run overnight and never
need to more charcoal.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:35 AM   #5
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I do have a Chimney, and I have PM'd Larry.

Do I just do 1 Chimney over how much coals in the bottom already?
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:41 AM   #6
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pretty much load the ring up with unlit coals, and leave enough room
to add the chimney of lit coals...it's called the Minion Method, which
I taught to Jim Minion. The lit coals slowly ignite the unlit, and it
slow burns for hours, providing an even heat while you sleep.
Any problems..your ET will beep at you to wake you up and adjust
the vents to get temps back to normal.


And hey to Goober.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:45 AM   #7
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Cool thanks. What is with people always calling me Goober? hehe Do you just use Kingsford original or whatever?
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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Kingsford is fine...others use lump.
I think original Kingsford is good to start with. don't buy the
mesquite or the easy to light (soaked in flammable chemicals)
kind.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:00 PM   #9
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Get yourself an big empty coffe can and cut out the bottom and the top..place it in the center of the charcoal grate and the center of the ring...place your unlit charcoal around it...along with a couple of pieces of smoking wood...I like cherry and hickory...I also like lump charcoal..use what you want and can get...anyone then light the chimney when all the coals are that white color dump the lit chimney inside of the coffe can...remove coffe can with tongs or welding mits...you now have the right amount of lit charcoal and the rest of the unlit and wood has stayed where you want it....bottom vents all open assmeble the WSM with meat on.....keep the top lid all the way open and the bottom ones all the way open till you hit 200* then shut the bottom three down till they are open about 1/3 of the way...wait 15-20 to see what your temp is and make small adjusments from there...It has been my experience it's easier to bring the temp up then down...after it's dialed in that's about it...
Just my .02
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:51 PM   #10
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Are you using water in the stock wsm pan for a heat sink ?
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