top grate bottom grate temps

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ga.rick, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. ga.rick

    ga.rick Smoke Blower

    hi folks just wondering if anybody knows what is the temp variance between top and bottom grates

    on the 22.5 wsm. i have only smoked on the top. i am going to be doing a larger smoke using both grates.

    thanks in advance.

    good smokn !
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey rick, it depends on whether u use the water pan or not.On mine i do use it and it keeps the bottom grate at around 15-25 cooler than the top grate...I usualy smoke at 250 dome temp..That way i know the bottom grate is around 230.. Now the people who dont use water in the pan or no pan at all ( clay saucer) report the opposite....Happy smokes..
  3. ga.rick

    ga.rick Smoke Blower

    thanks jaxg i do use water iv'e only smoked on mine twice one was chicken the other a picnic. 

    that was the best chicken and pulledpork wev'e ever had. i have a propane converted ecb and

    a newbraunsfel sfb , the wsm is easier to use and the finished product is much better (imho).

    good smokn! 

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