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First time using Weber Smokey Mountain 13lb Turkey

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I just joined up.  This is my first post.  I thought I'd share my first experience on my newly purchased Weber Smokey Mountain doing a 13lb turkey.  I don't have much experience with charcoal so this is a work in progress getting used to the smoker and how to make the BBQ come out best.  I had a propane smoker that I had been using for the last 4 years and it just got old and the BBQ started getting lousy.  I thought I'd try smoking a different way using the Weber and not do propane anymore.  I really like the smell of charcoal too, it reminds me of camping with my family when I was a little kid... good time :)

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I did a video of my first smoke so I'll try to figure out how to post that here since I didn't take any pictures.


As we speak I am doing a port shoulder.  I'll take some pics of that when it's done and try to post.  Looking forward to using this forum.  I love to BBQ, and hope to participate in my first competition this summer in Loveland, Colorado.


Happy smoking people.



Erie, Colorado

CrossFit Gym Owner

Mother's Day 2011

post #2 of 11

Welcome to SMF Shawn. Nice looking family you have there. Sounds like you have the WSM dialed in. Now you just need to post your video & photo's. We all live for that. It's easy to do, just click on the insert image or insert video icon at the top of the text box & follow the prompts. Also you should go over to the roll call section & introduce yourself there so we can all give you a proper SMF welcome.

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This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!


Have a great day!!!



Also..Sign up for the oustanding E-Course...

post #4 of 11

Welcome to the forum. The WSM will treat you right, many of us have them and love them.

post #5 of 11

welcome1.gif to SMF Shawn,You'll find all you need to know about smokin' some great Q here.

Glad to have you with us  banana_smiley.gif

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post #7 of 11

Did you probe that bad boy?  Looks good.


Not sure about keeping those gloves on?  Noticed you were bearfoot, me usually too. Stepped on many a small piece of lump that fell without notice. Been wearing flip flops since.

post #8 of 11

Welcome Shawn, nice looking family you got there. I love my WSM, lookin forward to seeing more pics of your Q.

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Welcome Looks like you are on your way to alot of success in the smoking dept....wish I had started at your age...Nice family you have there...Just a personnel note...if you turn your cap around


the right way you will  not have sqint your eyes so much.....biggrin.gif

Edited by Roller - 5/20/11 at 10:12am
post #10 of 11

Great job on the video Shawn. Your turkey looks delicious!   thumb1.gif

post #11 of 11

Man that bird looks good. I now do all by birds by temp. Always use a probe and it comes out Juicy. Welcome and good Cookin.

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