Hi All My 1st cook on my WSM went pretty good.For the most time it held temps pretty good, a little higher then I like.
One thing I couldn't understand, is why the temps climbed when ALL the vents were closed? After awhile when I added the 2nd batch of KB temps skyrocketed to 350*, good thing the ribs were off. Took awhile for the coal to finish. They didn't go out they just burn done.
There must air coming from some where, the only openings I do see around the flimsy door, could that be causing the temp problems?
Smoke did leak like crazy from the lid. I have to work on that either gaskets or RTV.
Other wise it should be good for an over night cook. Next time I just might try putting water in the pan to keep temps down to 225-250
PS The Minion method is the way to go, when I had to add coals I just threw them in and that is when temp went crazy.
PS On further inspection I see that the bottom vents don't close all the way maybe 1 hole in each has a very small pin hole openning,1/32
Edited by DanBono - 6/26/16 at 7:07am
Could that be causing the problem with the temps?