Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: PID values for Weber Smokey Mountain 18' (47cm)

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Rome
    Posts
    16

    PID values for Weber Smokey Mountain 18' (47cm)

    Hi Guys,
    does someone have PID values set for WSM 18' (47cm)?

    I'm using adapt-a-damper if it may matters

    Tnx a lot
    L.

  2. #2
    TVWBB Super Fan Dave Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    378
    here's what I use on my WSM 22.5
    B=0; P=4; I=0.02; D=5
    Fan pulse; min 0%; max 30%; max at startup
    Servo 700 - 2110

    WSM 22.5; 22.5 OTS; MINI

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Rome
    Posts
    16
    tnx.
    I think being 18' smaller it should react quicker than 22, so values should be different, but I can start from yours

  4. #4
    TVWBB Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    67
    If you found your best values you may post them here please?
    One thing that is ALWAYS missing imho is the position of the TOP valve (the one in the lid). It makes a big difference if you operate your smoker with a fully opened or almost closed valve.
    I just bought some new glas fiber gaskets as my WSM has so many air in/outtakes that it's difficult to conrol.

  5. #5
    TVWBB Super Fan Dave Smith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    378
    Quote Originally Posted by Johannes S View Post
    If you found your best values you may post them here please?
    One thing that is ALWAYS missing imho is the position of the TOP valve (the one in the lid). It makes a big difference if you operate your smoker with a fully opened or almost closed valve.
    I just bought some new glas fiber gaskets as my WSM has so many air in/outtakes that it's difficult to conrol.
    my top vent always wide open.

    WSM 22.5; 22.5 OTS; MINI

  6. #6
    TVWBB Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    59
    B=0; P=4; I=0.009; D=5
    Fan pulse; min 0%; max 50%; max 50%

    Adapt a Damper

    Iím usually within about a 2-3 deg differential. Fine enough for me!!

    No matter my 14, 18, or 22 I use these.

    I have gaskets in the lid and the door. No smoke gets out.

    Hole cut in side by one of the vents with a 1 inch SS 3 inch straight pipe and angle going straight down into the bottom bowl.

    I use 4 coals for the 14, 8 for the 18, and 12 for the 22. Seems like a small amount but I let it come to temp in about 15-30 min depending and it never gets out of control.

    I put the coals on one end away from the air intake and line wood along the way. The smoke burns while the coals catch the air on the other side.

    This system works so well I can literally put the coals in and put the meat on and leave it for the night. But I always watch it anyway out of paranoia. Haha
    Last edited by Chris D Norton; 10-22-2018 at 02:05 PM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •