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  1. S

    Year-round temperature control - 18" WSM

    Hello all, I got my first WSM this past July and have been learning a TON. I've been cooking in all kinds of weather and temperatures, too. Are there any 'rules of thumb' for adjusting to the outside temperature in order to maintain smoker temperature? For example, what percentage faster does...
  2. RioAmmari

    First ever grill, Weber Genesis Silver B, and need help restoring it!

    Hello! I’ve never owned a grill before and found a free Weber Genesis Silver B in black. It looks well taken care of for its age and came with what I think is the original protective cover, a tank of propane, some bbq utensils, and the manual. Overall, seems great and for free I can’t complain...
  3. C

    Newbie setup....

    All, So I have searched and looked and maybe been blind, but is there a comprehensive (or at least somewhat detailed) manual or post with how to set up the heater meter? Maybe I haven't looked hard enough or maybe I can't find what I'm looking for...... So, not to inflame the RTFM crowd (I...
  4. A

    Hi from NC

    Hi everyone. I just moved to the Raleigh, North Carolina area a year ago. I lived in Wisconsin and Indiana previously. I upgraded my grilling to a Weber Kettle about 4-5 years ago. I started to get into smoking a few months ago. I got some pretty good smokes out of the kettle, but just picked...
  5. M

    Hey from Boston!

    Hey everyone! :wsm: First time WSM owner here, and 1st smoker in general, and im super excited to get going! I got a 18.5" essentially brand new, the previous owners fired it up once with charcoal only. I bought the cajun bandit steel door with latch, charcoal ring upgrade and the hinge kit...
  6. Dan C. FL

    Hello from the Florida Panhandle!

    Good Afternoon, All! I grew up in a household that has had a Weber Kettle for as long as I can remember, and I know that there was one in the house long before I was. When I moved back to Florida in 2004, my first purchase was my 18.5" kettle. When my wife learned that I could do things like...
  7. B

    Prime flat brisket vs. Packer choice brisket - brisket newbie

    So, I'm going to be smoking a brisket for the first time on my WSM. I am going to go to Costco to pick up my brisket and my choices are either a prime flat brisket or a choice whole packer - which would you get and why? Also, I have only smoked one brisket before (new to this) and it was a...
  8. JJackson

    Source for Wood?

    If anyone knows of a "Q&A for Beginner Smokers" post, please let me know, because I don't want to keep asking a bunch of dumb questions that have already been answered. For non-stick burners, where do you get your wood? I obviously know of the bagged stuff at grocery stores and HD/Lowe's, but I...
  9. B

    First smoke in a 22" WSM... newbie cleanup question

    Hi everyone, I am new to smoking and new to the Weber Smokey Mountain. I have read so much on the process, but one area I wanted to check in with everyone else is what you do when you're done with the meat? I have a ton of questions... How do I safely clean up and deal with the charcoal...
  10. AlexD

    Smoke Weekend #5 - Beer Can Chicken

    Hello All! Ok my 5th weekend with the WSM! This weekend was Beer-can-chicken. The day started with a trip to home depot! Plus I got a massive bag of wood for 75% off! Used the McCormick Sweet and Spicy Rub on the Chicken! Next for the Beer! Goodlife Brewing out of Bend, OR. Sweet A's...
  11. Mark Barton

    First Real Cook - Basic Chicken

    Last week I spent time seasoning my WSM 18.5. I cooked bacon, ground pork, and a huge fattie of Jimmy Dean sausage. This week I officially started with real BBQ! I followed the recipe for Basic Chicken listed on the Virtual Weber Bullet - http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/chicken6.html...
  12. AlexD

    Wok Help!

    Hi all, Ok, I am looking at purchasing a Wok for my grills. I sadly have a glass top oven in the house so a wok there I have been told is not a good idea, so I would like to use one on the Grills. I looked online and say Weber does have a cast iron wok, though its listed for the 22.5 grill. I...
  13. AlexD

    Smoke Weekend #3 Salmon

    My third weekend with the WSM! Hi all, so this was my third weekend with the WSM, we went to concert on Saturday so I decided to do a quick cook on Sunday. So I picked up some fresh Atlantic Salmon that was on sale at the local butcher. I followed the Salmon #2 recipe on the TVWB site. I only...
  14. AlexD

    Weekend Smoke #2

    Hi All! Ok so my 2nd weekend with the 18.5 WSM was another success, according to my taste testers. Let me know what you think I had planned on doing chicken on Saturday and a low and slow pork shoulder on Sunday, but a surprise trip out to a friends cabin changed that. First Saturday at the...
  15. J

    Weber Blackhead Rehab HELP!!!!!!!

    Hello and thank you for your time. I moved into a house in ann arbor and found this weber in the garage my landlord said i could have. i've only owned one gas grill in my entire life and it doesnt compare at all to a weber. i really have no idea where to begin on making this thing sweet but i...
  16. T

    New WSM 22.5 - First cook and initial thoughts

    Hello all! The much anticipated delivery of my WSM 22.5 finally happened this week and couldn't wait to cook on it. After lurking on these forums for over a year, I anticipated that my cooker would run hot for the first few times and decided to break in the WSM with a pork butt. I'm now 7 hours...
  17. P

    Hi from the nations capital - canada

    Hey guys, I just got my first wsm (used) last summer. I compete and have run an amateur circuit using kettles. We won 2 GC's and this year I am doing 2 pro comps. I really love my wsm - I have modded the thing - double charcoal grate, handles on the main cook body, handles on the lower grate...
  18. J

    Hello from California!

    Hi I've been cooking on a gas grill for many years now and have tried various brands. I've been wanting to join a community where I can share and talk to people on my love for grills. and I'm a huge fan of ribs and steaks! So far from my visits, this is a fantastic forum with tons of useful...
  19. Jeff Jones

    Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Chiefs revival, best BBQ in the world- life is good.

    Greetings from near KC, kansas side. Have been reading this site/forum for some time now, and finally got around to creating a profile. Have learned most of what I know and practice from reading all the great information shared on here. The smaller portion of what I know is from trial and...

 

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