Originally Posted by KathrynN
Nice ribs! Congrats on the new smoker....and a success!
Thank you Kat! So far everything is good.
Originally Posted by JIRodriguez
In summer weather using Kingsford Blue bag I average a little over 1 hr. per. lb. of charcoal..... and since you can fit a full 20 lb. bag in the ring, that's 20+ hrs. of smoke time on one load!
For wind issues I use a 6 ft. x 8 ft. welding blanket - picked it up for $40. It wraps lengthwise around the smoker, then I fasten it with big metal clips I picked up at the hardware store. Even in windy 28 °F weather I can run at a steady 250° without much problem at all. Just make sure to leave the exhaust clear - the discoloration is due to exhaust smoke, not heat - the blanket is good to something like 1400 °F. Best of all it folds up and sits on a shelf in the garage when it is not needed.
20+ hrs per load sounds really good! Thanks for the the tip Johnny, I've seen your thread on the welding blanket..... that's a good idea!
Originally Posted by Wade
Some of the best ribs I have tasted have been cooked in a WSM. Yours certainly look great and have got the saliva running here .
Thanks Wade! I'm very happy with the WSM's performance and the way the ribs turned out. Maybe it was beginners luck :)
Originally Posted by Foamheart
Those are some really nice looking ribs.......
Thanks Foamheart, everyone really liked the ribs. I've made some good ribs in the past with my MES40 and will make more in the future, but I have to be honest and say, these ribs from the WSM were much better. For me, the added setup time, money and effort to run this smoker is worth it.