18.5" WSM + Cowboy Lump = One Loooong Quality Smoke

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by the dude abides, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is my first run using Cowboy brand lump charcoal.  Today I'm smoking a brisket and a butt.  I was planning for a long smoke so I was thrilled when I was able to run as long as I did without a fuel reload.

    Filled the 18.5" WSM with about 18 lbs out of a 20 lb bag.  The ring was packed but I was still able to hollow out a small section in the middle of the ring to do a Minion Method.  I fired up a full chimney of Cowboy and dumped it in the middle.  I added oak wood chucks throughout the day.

    I had the WSM built and the meat on at 9:45 am.  At 6:30pm the brisket was at 170* and ready for foil.  At 8:45 the butt hit 165* and was ready for foil too.  Almost to the minute, then the temps started to slowly fall off.  All day long the WSM held damned near perfect between 220* and 230* with almost zero tweaking to the vents.  Just for the math challenged, that's 11 hours without touching the smoker.

    Now reloaded, and holding steady again at 225* waiting for final temps.

    Very happy smoker here.  Will be using Cowboy again in the future.  I found it at my local Home Depot.
     
  2. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, 18lbs for a single smoke (two meats though)? Roughly how long did the 18lbs last you?
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dude, that's some great mileage on the lump. Congrats on a good smoke. It's all good my friend.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys

    FLbobecu - 18 hours

    Al - Don't you fret.  I've got a bunch of pics to post when I get done with this.  Now I'm reheating the brisket and the PP.  Also have a double batch of Dutch's beans on and getting ready to toss on the sausages.  Hopefully it's a good party!
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like a great party Dude!
     
  7. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Looking forward to the QView, as are many others. [​IMG]

    I'm sure it will turn out great, and the party will be a hit! [​IMG]

    I suppose if you don't smoke food often, 1/lb lump an hour isn't too bad. I smoke/grill so often, that I had to get something that was more efficient. Just a little shocked, when I saw 18lbs burned, that's all. [​IMG]
     

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