1. BenM

    First Time Cooking Beef Ribs - advice needed, please

    Good morning everyone. I hope you are ready for a nice, long July 4th Weekend! I am making beef ribs for the first time and need some advice. I have about 5 pounds of bone-in beef ribs that I'll be making Saturday night. I have the rubs, sauce, etc., all set to go, but need to make sure I have...
  2. T

    Need Advice: Interested in acquiring and restoring a rusty 18 WSM

    Hey All I recently came across an inexpensive but quite rough WSM-18. Since I dont like junky stuff, I of course would want to resore it as much as economically feasible. Attached are the pics I got that show a fair amount of rust inside and out. What ideas besides " a lot of elbow grease"...
  3. A

    Brisket Advice

    Howdy yall; been a while since I've been here but alas another grilling and smoking season is upon us. I was planning on celebrating this Father's day(my first as a father as well) by smoking a brisket on my 18" WSM. It's not my first cook with the WSM but it is my first brisket on it. Looking...
  4. T

    Weber Genesis Restoration Experts... Need some input

    Hey guys, so I'm in the process of restoring a couple of early 2000s Genesis Silver Grills, and have 1 of 2 completely disassembled to the frame. It wasn't until I was at the end of my disassembly that I realized the metal grates/basket on the bottom are actually welded to the grill. So, in my...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...