New WSM 22.5 Owner/Smokers Plan

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tolarius, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. tolarius

    tolarius Fire Starter

    So for my birthday, my wife decided to bless me with a brand new 22.5 inch WSM.   I have been wanting this smoker for a long time, and glad to have it now. 

    I also have a Master Forge dual-door vertical propane smoker which has been my trusted smoker for two years, and has really put me on the map with my friends when it comes to cooking.

    I honestly debated to getting rid of the Master Forge because I keep having to reapply rope gasket on the doors to keep down the smoke loss.  However I think I am going to give this smoker one last chance, and really get it cleaned out, scrap whatever gasket I have and try to see if it will hold together one more time.   

    Anyway, back to the WSM, what are some common/suggested mods that you guys have done to your smokers?
     
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great birthday gift !!!! Thumbs Up
     
  3. The WSM is a great unit, that requires little if any modification.  However, if you want to actually take a drill to the side of your new toy, this mod is realtively easy if you want a nice and easy way to get your temp probes in the smoker.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/94076/wsm-mods/20

    Or you could go a little more adventurous and try something like this...

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/109409/nwdaves-christmas-in-july-and-wsm-modifications

    In addition to searching here, the virtualwebberbullet website has details on some common mods.  Adding garage door handles to the rack support rails seems to be a common mod to help lif the center section.

    The only mod I did was to add the temp proble hole.  Didn't like the wires hanging out of the chamber door.
     

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