Last November, my family gave me a new Weber Smokey Mountain smoker for my birthday. I've previously used a propane gasser and a Weber OTG with a Cajun Bandit extender, but I've always wanted a WSM.
The weather has not cooperated over the winter, so today is the first chance I've had to use the smoker. After polling the family, I decided to completely ignore them and smoke a chuck roast.
Last night I trimmed the chuckie, applied a light coat of safflower oil and then my homemade rub: black pepper, paprika, salt, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and a dash of cayenne.
This morning, I assembled the Minion pile (two chunks of applewood) and light a Weber mini-chimney.
(BTW, the ring above is an old charcoal grate from another Weber OTG.)
Assembled, loaded and we're off! (My Weber OTG with CB ring is proudly watching in the background... it's also holding up the Maverick ET-732 base unit.)