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Old 01-15-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
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Cliff gets a WSM for Christmas

Thanks MOM.

My wife is glad its here so now maybe I will shutup about it.



My only question now is :

Where do I drill the first hole?
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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[quote=brian j]
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Originally Posted by "Cliff H.":1kduyvjn
My only question now is :

Where do I drill the first hole?
in the wife. [/quote:1kduyvjn]

Where do I drill the second hole?
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:47 PM   #3
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Thanks Brian. I got a lot of mods to do. I am already thinking of a retrofit for that door.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:03 PM   #4
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guru eyelets are a nice add on as well
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new bullet!!!!!
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Alright bud!! Congrats!
Instead of drillin' and fittin'....cook something
Who's the "bullet head" now [smilie=a_bravo.gif]
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:57 PM   #7
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for a thermometer? i put my opposite the vent.

Just what I was thinking about for my 2 WSM`s thanks for the pic and the idea!!
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Instead of drillin' and fittin'....cook something
And take a pic or two while your at it!

Oh yeah...congrats on the WSM.
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:48 PM   #10
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Thanks, Now I have to change my avatar.
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:07 AM   #11
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Cliff, I just stick my thermometer in the top vent. It will be wide open the entire cook anyway! Like was mentioned earlier, get the guru eyelets!
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:10 AM   #12
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Congrats.the only mod Ive done to mine was to weld the charcol basket o the grate..cook away !!!!
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Cliff cook with it a couple times before you go making modifications. There aren't really any mods necessary in my opinion. If you have a probe type thermometer, there's no reason to drill a whole and mount a thermometer either, just do as Nick suggested and hang it through the top vent. Guru eyelets are a good mod to get, just don't let Rempe tell you how to install them! If you plan on using lump just get another charcoal grate and if you plan on using water get the Brinkmann charcoal pan to replace as the water pan. But if you plan on using sand, the stock pan will work fine!
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Larry, whats the advantage of the Brinkman pan ?
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Larry, whats the advantage of the Brinkman pan ?
It holds twice the amount of water as the Weber pan does, which will mean less refills if using water.
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congrats Cliff...I like having a therm in the dome..just my.02
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congrats Cliff...I like having a therm in the dome..just my.02
I am getting ready to drill my first hole today. Thanks for the pics brian.
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I use the $10 Weber therm through a cork in the top vent. (Cappy invented it) Never had any problems. Won a contest that way. Larry has seen it. Plus it makes it easy to calibrate the therm also. No tools needed.

Finney had an installed therm go bad at the same comp. He was using Mavericks anyway so it did not hurt him any, I don't think. Then again, Finney doesn’t need any help. He knows way too much as it is now.

I agree with Larry, Nick and Puff, cook with it a couple of times before making any mods. It does quite well right out the box.

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I use the $10 Weber therm through a cork in the top vent. (Cappy invented it) Never had any problems. Won a contest that way. Larry has seen it. Plus it makes it easy to calibrate the therm also. No tools needed.

Finney had an installed therm go bad at the same comp. He was using Mavericks anyway so it did not hurt him any, I don't think. Then again, Finney doesn’t need any help. He knows way too much as it is now.

I agree with Larry, Nick and Puff, cook with it a couple of times before making any mods. It does quite well right out the box.

Just my .02
Well see, thats what I have now. Larry seems to think that I am changing the flow by blocking 1/3 of the vent. Anyone else want to weigh in?
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