I'm new here and I have question. But first, what I did today. I started my new, slightly used WSM 22.5 for a trial run. Here is what it was.
Outside temp at start 54 deg's. at finish it was 60 deg's with a 12 mph wind. I used 150 Royal Oaks ridge briquetts per recommendation in user manual. (How do you spell Briquetts)? I started abt 100 of them in a weber chimney starter and poured them over the other coals after 20 minutes. I also added 20 cups (2 coffee pots of water). The smoker settled down to abt 225 deg's. After 4.5 hrs my smoker temp fell to 160 deg's and the charcoal was almost gone. No food was placed in the smoker.
How is the best way to increase burn time?
How do you run your smoker?
Any comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance