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Old 11-06-2009, 12:05 AM   #11
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You'll love it man!!!! I want to try grilling on mine someday...
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:23 AM   #12
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Nice cook Rag
You folks are makin' it
awfully temptin' to break
down & get me a Weber

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Old 11-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #13
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I am considering getting one myself. Anyone know the maximum it will hold on ribs, and on briskets? I do some catering and like the idea of not having to mess with it in the middle of the night.
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:28 PM   #14
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I am considering getting one myself. Anyone know the maximum it will hold on ribs, and on briskets? I do some catering and like the idea of not having to mess with it in the middle of the night.
The long cook time was the reason I picked up the WSM. The charcoal load in the pics is about 3/4 full with the center hollowed out. The hollow was filled with 3/4 full chimney lit.
The top vent open 100%, and the bottom 3 were full open till the temp hit 220*, then closed all 3 to 25% open. The temp held well around 240* to 260* for 5 hours. I was hoping for longer, but with a full load and started with less lit coals I might get an all-nigher at 240*. I think an empty water pan uses less fuel providing for a longer cook.
Somebody on here, I'm sure, knows all this stuff.
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:29 PM   #15
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Nice looking break in bird Rag.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:43 AM   #16
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I like sand in the pan
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:15 AM   #17
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Maybe I should have sand in it now. I started a cook an hour and a half ago with a full ring of cc and the center with lit coals. Shut bottom vents to 1 closed, 2 @ 25% when temp hit 220*. An hour later the temp was at 305*. I closed the 2 vents even more and now reads 295*. I think the poor fitting door allows too much draft.
I left the water pan empty as a test for a looooooong cook.

Wittdog, doesn't the sand get gooed up with grease and $hit and make a mess?
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:53 AM   #18
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You can wrap foil over the sand. Then when done just fold up the foil and toss or if there are good juices use them. If some of the sand gets messed up you can scrap the bad stuff and toss.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:17 PM   #19
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Rag,
I usually have to shut down all the bottom vents down to 5% open once it hits 200...wait 20-30 and see where it's happy...and go from there. Small adjustments...wait...etc

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You can wrap foil over the sand. Then when done just fold up the foil and toss or if there are good juices use them. If some of the sand gets messed up you can scrap the bad stuff and toss.
That's key right there. I put 4-5 layers of HD foil when I cover my sand pan. When done, remove one or two layers, and you're ready for the next cook.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:28 PM   #20
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Same here. I usually rune one bottom vent at 5-10% and the other two closed for a long cook in the 225-235* range. One vent has been frozen totally shut with gunk for the last year, and I have never bothered to screw with getting it open .
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