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post #21 of 34
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Moose, I used probably about 6 pounds of charcoal over the smoke. It seems that I should have just put more in to begin with. My vents were wide open, and about 4 hours in, I had finally added enough charcoal that it heated up to where it need to be. 

post #22 of 34

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Sure looks good. Congrats on making the banner

 

post #23 of 34

Congrats on the WSM... i think your biggest problem with not holding heat is that you didn't start with enough fuel. Follow SmokinAl's advice and use the minion method. My new WSM was able to run rock steady for over 12 hours that way. Also fill the water pan up & you may not want to hang that Maverick ET-73 right against the smoker body, could cause a false reading or melt the term....Congrats again on your 1st smoke!!! The learning curve has begun ... enjoy & good eatin'!!!

post #24 of 34

I think you did really well on your first try with the WSM. There is a learning curve with any smoker & luckily with the WSM it is a short one. A few more smokes & you will be helping the guys that just bought one, just like we helped you. Congrats!

post #25 of 34
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys, it was because of you that I was successful. Here's to more good smokes to come!

post #26 of 34

Looks fantastic. I only have 2 cooks under my belt with my WSM. Do you recommend foiling for juicier ribs ? I did not do that the first time but will try the 3-2-1 method on the 2nd attempt. Good choice on the Yuengling !! Lots of great help on this site from the crew. Best of luck this summer .....Finn

post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by finnanthony View Post

Looks fantastic. I only have 2 cooks under my belt with my WSM. Do you recommend foiling for juicier ribs ? I did not do that the first time but will try the 3-2-1 method on the 2nd attempt. Good choice on the Yuengling !! Lots of great help on this site from the crew. Best of luck this summer .....Finn



I used the 3-2-1 method and they turned out great. They were really juicy. Definitely give it a go on your next smoke.

post #28 of 34

Great looking smoke on your new wsm...Congrats. I think there will be a WSM in my smoker stable very soon. It will fit nicely in between my masterbuilt and old smokey my stick burner. icon14.gif

post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by gotarace View Post

Great looking smoke on your new wsm...Congrats. I think there will be a WSM in my smoker stable very soon. It will fit nicely in between my masterbuilt and old smokey my stick burner. icon14.gif



I am thinking of geting one too. Nice jon Onoku! You'll get the hang of it, just gotta practice a bit.

 

post #30 of 34

Good looking ribs!!  icon14.gif

post #31 of 34

Looking to smoke some ribs this weekend and am going to do the 3-2-1 method as before I got my smoker I would make my ribs in the oven wrapped in foil then finish on the grill and they were always tender and juicy.  I do have a questions (probably stupid) about doing this on the smoker.  When the ribs are foiled, do you guys still add chips for smoke generation?  I would think that first initial 3 hour period is the "smoking" period?

post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by PAsmoker81 View Post

Looking to smoke some ribs this weekend and am going to do the 3-2-1 method as before I got my smoker I would make my ribs in the oven wrapped in foil then finish on the grill and they were always tender and juicy.  I do have a questions (probably stupid) about doing this on the smoker.  When the ribs are foiled, do you guys still add chips for smoke generation?  I would think that first initial 3 hour period is the "smoking" period?



You are correct ... wood only for the first 3 hours.

post #33 of 34

Thanks!  Going to go get the ribs tonight.

post #34 of 34

Off to a good start.


 

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