1. BenM

    Newbie Need Some Advice for Cooking a Pork Shoulder

    Being a newbie to the WSM family, just got my 18" WSM a few months ago, I am attempting to make an 8-pound, bone-in pork shoulder this weekend. I've cooked a few before on my Traeger but not on my WSM. I've got the prep work down to a science but could use a little advice when cooking this on a...
  2. BenM

    Looking to add a bigger & better thermometer for my WSM 18"

    Even though it seems pretty accurate, I am looking for a larger one that I can see from my deck. I heard good things about this one... I also want to add a hinge as well. Being a total newbie to the WSM, any advice & suggestions would be...
  3. A

    Lessons Learned from my Memorial Day Smoke

    Thanks to all the helpful people on this forum I managed to successfully pull off some smoke chicken for my Memorial Day Weekend (did it on Saturday due to a busy weekend with graduation parties and what not) party. I went hot and fast and used pieces based on both recommendations from people...
  4. Danny C's

    Beginner Using New 14.5" WSM. Any tips or recipes?

    I had long wanted to make my own bbq and recently took the plunge and bought a 14.5" WSM. I've done 3 cooks so far (pork shoulder, baby back ribs, and beer can chicken) and while everything has been pretty tasty, I know there's a ton of room for improvement. Most of the recipes I come across...
  5. Mike N

    First Time Competition - Any Advice?

    Hi All - A friend of mine and I decided to join the amateur competition at the Westmont BBQ Comp in May ( The professional competition looks more serious, where the amatuer looks much looser. That said, it will be the first time we have ever done this. We will be...