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post #1 of 19
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Got a small 16 lb in the WSM for a park staff member. She said the smoked turkey you made for the T-Giving get together was really good.

 

Asked how much i will charge, said just replenish my charcoal usage.

 

Rubbed down with John Henry's Pecan.

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Put half a hand full of apple/cherry wood small chunks on the coals (sorry forgot that pic)

I let the coals get white before i put the top on the WSM.

 

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Smokin

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post #2 of 19
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Getting smoky happy.

 

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post #3 of 19
Looking good!


~Martin
post #4 of 19

Yep !

post #5 of 19
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One down and one to go.
 

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post #6 of 19

I'm not familiar with using a WSM, but have just started exploring the use of my new mini-wsm. I would like to know more about how you get the charcoal going as it appears that you don't use the Minion method. You said you let the coals get all white then close it up. Is that when you put the chips on too?

post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I'm not familiar with using a WSM, but have just started exploring the use of my new mini-wsm. I would like to know more about how you get the charcoal going as it appears that you don't use the Minion method. You said you let the coals get all white then close it up. Is that when you put the chips on too?


I use a charcoal chimney over a burner or my long handle torch for starting. I let the bottom coal get white hot, add some on top then the wood before i close the rest of the WSM on it, if you add the wood and dont put the top on right away the wood just flames up.

 

I get better results my way rather than the Minion which is a PITA

post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post


I use a charcoal chimney over a burner or my long handle torch for starting. I let the bottom coal get white hot, add some on top then the wood before i close the rest of the WSM on it, if you add the wood and dont put the top on right away the wood just flames up.

 

I get better results my way rather than the Minion which is a PITA

Yeah I wasn't happy with the results I had the other day when I fired up my mini-wsm. I think I'll fabricate a charcoal ring box, ring to contain the charcoal and give your method a try. Do you use dry wood or soaked wood? I typically use dry.

post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Yeah I wasn't happy with the results I had the other day when I fired up my mini-wsm. I think I'll fabricate a charcoal ring box, ring to contain the charcoal and give your method a try. Do you use dry wood or soaked wood? I typically use dry.


I use dry wood, wet wood gives off to much moisture and a weird taste.

 

I have another turkey to do on monday so i will show my 2 lighting methods.

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post


I use dry wood, wet wood gives off to much moisture and a weird taste.

 

I have another turkey to do on monday so i will show my 2 lighting methods.

Thank you!

post #11 of 19
Looks beautiful Rick.
post #12 of 19
Wow!
Looks great!



~Martin
post #13 of 19

DID YOU FILL THE WATER BOWL?  IT LOOKS LIKE YOU JUST FOILED IT.  THANKS DB

post #14 of 19
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DID YOU FILL THE WATER BOWL?  IT LOOKS LIKE YOU JUST FOILED IT.  THANKS DB


No water, just foiled the bowl for easy cleaning.

post #15 of 19
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Here are the 2 ways i light my charcoal.

 

Charcoal chimney burner.

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And when i need to light it fast

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This is the charcoal left from yesterdays smoke. I will put the torch to it tomorrow and use it.

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Getting the WSM prepped for tomorrows turkey #2

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post #16 of 19

Rick,

here is a tip I learned from Jeff about starting charcoal, only if you have a grill with a side burner,

Al

 

http://www.smoking-meat.com/charcoal-chimney-starter.html

 

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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by TennSmoker View Post

Rick,

here is a tip I learned from Jeff about starting charcoal, only if you have a grill with a side burner,

Al

 

http://www.smoking-meat.com/charcoal-chimney-starter.html

 

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Al

 

Thats what my little burner is, dedicated charcoal chimney burner.

post #18 of 19

Great idea's, never though of the torch or the side burner for getting the coals going. 

Been using one too many zip cubes...

post #19 of 19

Question. Does anyone use a turkey sitter when smoking on WSM?

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