My new WSM 22.5" arrived on Friday.
Also pictured, my assistant / vicious attack dog, Maggie.
I put the WSM together, twice, due to the fact that I put the soft washers in the wrong place the first time.
The weather was crappy this morning so I decided to forgo smoking anything altogether until the sun peaked out around noon, so I hustled and got everything ready to go.
Since this is mostly just to see how well I can control the temperature I just did 1 rack of spares, trimmed St. Louis Style.
Too lazy to make rub today, so this is my go-to, it's made locally in central Nebraska but it's amazing on ribs.
All rubbed and ready to rock 'n' roll
WSM is running very well for it's first time, I used water not sand and just some basic kings blue, along with some chunks of hickory, minion method.
It's been holding between 230-240 for the last 2.5 hours, so that's good.
This is also the first time I'll be skipping the foiling of the ribs, just going for the 6 hour mark or bend test, more to come!