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if I take the water bowl out of the wsm, can I use it as a normal weber? wife wants a pork leg with crackle! I can get the old weber kettle out! but can I cook meat on top shelf and vegies on bottom shelf or vise versa? thanks 

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You certainly can use the WSM without the water pan, but you won't get the sear you would with a regular grill. The distance between the food and the fire will be too great. If you're comfortable with the kettle grill, I'd do it that way. You know what they say, "Happy Wife, Happy Life!".

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You could probably get a good sear if you had the meat on the bottom rack, or if you want a super sear you can put your grate right down on top of your charcoal ring. Definately don't put the veggies below the meat, either next to or above would work fine.

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Thanks guys lucky I never sold the old girl! (Blue Weber Kettle)! I have noticed in some photos that people put pork in the wsm with the rind on! I did this last week but the rind came out like rubber! any idea what went wrong?

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What temp were you smoking at? Like chicken you would need higher temps to render the rind to a crisp.
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Thanks guys lucky I never sold the old girl! (Blue Weber Kettle)! I have noticed in some photos that people put pork in the wsm with the rind on! I did this last week but the rind came out like rubber! any idea what went wrong?

Temp was too low to give the rind the crisp that you want most likely.  I agree with both Case and JL, they gave good advice...go with that and you can't go wrong.  

 

You'll probably do well starting on the WSM and finishing off on the Kettle.

 

Good luck and let us know how it goes.  Be sure to include Q-view!

 

Bill

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