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I always see people talking about only having one vent open or two partially open.  I run my WSM with all three open, 275 degrees (verified with a Maverick thermometer), and I can run all day on one load.  No re-loading charcoal, the hotter temp lets me power the butts through the stall a bit quicker, and I'm a no foiler.

 

I'm doing two over night tonight and throwing a couple racks of ribs on tomorrow morning, following that all by two more butts once the ribs are off.  Should be a loooong 24-36 hours of smoking, but I would imagine that I'll have one full reload and that will be about it.

How did your cook turn out?

post #162 of 164
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Originally Posted by va_connoisseur View Post
 

How did your cook turn out?

Good, everything ran as well as it usually does!  Ribs were amazing, the pulled pork is in the freezer awaiting a wedding rehearsal dinner here in a few weeks.

post #163 of 164
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Originally Posted by heyer5 View Post
 

I always see people talking about only having one vent open or two partially open.  I run my WSM with all three open, 275 degrees (verified with a Maverick thermometer), and I can run all day on one load.  No re-loading charcoal, the hotter temp lets me power the butts through the stall a bit quicker, and I'm a no foiler. 

 

I'm doing two over night tonight and throwing a couple racks of ribs on tomorrow morning, following that all by two more butts once the ribs are off.  Should be a loooong 24-36 hours of smoking, but I would imagine that I'll have one full reload and that will be about it.

 

Going to say that it probably has a lot to do with the area of the country.  I just looked up Waukee, and your weather is like 20 degrees cooler (no kidding) than me.  My smoke today I had my top vent full open, two bottom vents closed, and third about 1/3rd and ran 230 for about 4.25 hours, then temps started dropping outside because it was around 7pm and so my smoker temp started dropping and I opened the one vent all the way and ended up back around 225 at the end of my smoke 30 minutes later.

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