Just got doing my first smoke on my new WSM 18.5. Did the break in first on the day I picked it up, and smoked the whole chickens on the second day. The weather wasnt exactly the best this past Thur in Nebraska as the temps were in the low 30's and the wind was kicking up to @ 20 mph. But you know when you get a new smoker... its game on no matter what the weather is.
I brined these overnight with Kosher salt, sugar and some light chicken rub. Threw in some Kingsford with some apple chunks and away we went. Smoker held stready at @225 the whole way with no movement even with the wind. O yea.. my beer of choice for the beer can smoke... Milwaukee's Best Light.. yea buddy. LOL, I ordered it at a bar in Chicago recently and the bartender looked at me and said " what do you think this is, the VFW? " I had to laugh.
Man these turned out great! Juicy and tender! I didnt get any other pics as the kids came home from school and had to start making the rest of dinner.
I joined this forum intending to get some feed back and advice on some elec smokers because I wanted a "set it and forget it" smoker that I thought only was possible in a elec. Well after a TON of reading on this site I decided to get the WSM instead because I still liked the old school way. I think it was a great purchase. Thanks to all the people that post ideas and thoughts.