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WSM Part II with Qview

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
The rest of the food is done. Meatloaf and Turkey and the shrooms and onion.

Taste test will be at dinner. I'll also post my thoughts then about the WSM and the whole Charcoal tastes better then Gas, blah blah blah debate.
post #2 of 10
mmm....looks great Ron....when do WE eat!! LOLPDT_Armataz_01_28.gif

Nicely done and let us know about the gas vs charcoal thing.
post #3 of 10
Looks GREAT Ron! Looking forward to more "Blah blah blah" ! LOL!
post #4 of 10
Looks good Ron looking forward to the blah blah blah biggrin.gif
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Ok, now that we got dinner out of the way...

For my first time on a charcoal smoker I have to say it wasn't bad. I made a few mistakes easily corrected, with the food, no worse for the wear.

Peppers were a bit overdone, the fault being mine, not the smokers.

Meatloaf was tasty, I was expecting more of a smoke ring due to the charcoal.

Turkey was excellent, moist and juicy even though I didn't brine; the injection helped.

In the turkey I could definitely taste the difference. I wouldn't say the taste was "better" with the charcoal, just different.

Unfortunately I guess I'll just have to do a lot more testing with other meats before I arrive at a conclusion. biggrin.gif

I will say I was amazed how easy it was to maintain a steady temperature; much easier then the CCSV which was a big suprise.

The downside was the difficulty getting to the turkey which was on the lower rack, very hard to spritz and also a lot harder to add water to the bowl then on my CCSV. I also have to consider a different thermometer set up as it was a pain disconnecting the wires from the transmitter when I wanted to remove the lid. I will also say that I didn't notice the big loss of temperature when removing the lid I had read about or experienced when i opened the door with my CCSV.
I also have to get smaller veggie racks as my larger one won't fit.

Overall I am quite pleased with this new toy, ummm I mean precision smoking instrument.
post #6 of 10
Great looking food, Ron. Glad the family enjoyed it and you were, overall, happy with it.

You're qvue looks like it was professionally done! Not only is the food tasty to look at but darn those shots are crisp! biggrin.gif
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
It helps being a professional photographer, lol.
post #8 of 10
Looks great Ron. Please, keep us posted on your opinions between propane and charcol. I am really interested to here them.
post #9 of 10
Looks great Ron .... I love meatloaf outta the smoker PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #10 of 10
Regardless of the debate, great looking food. Job well done.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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