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Posted May 14, 2010 12:27 PM

Hi y'all,

I recently bought the 18.5" WSM. I had a Masterbuilt electric smoker which never gave a good smoke. My first attempt on the WSM was a beer can chicken. All I did was follow the directions on VWB: Rub the chicken; use the Minion method and 3 pieces of wood (apple), and water in the pan. The temperature was kept at about 225 degrees for about 2-1/2 hours. I used a remote thermometer stuck in the thigh and removed the chicken when it hit 165 degrees.

The chicken was great. It was moist and had a wonderful smokey flavor. The only thing lacking was crisp skin. After reading some posts in this forum I know now how o crisp the skin.

The WSM is a great smoker. I'm so glad I found this web-site. It convinced me to buy it.

I'm looking forward to making other great smokes like brisket, pastrami, all kinds of fish (which is very fresh in Miami), beef ribs, etc.
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Welcome. There is no patch, there is no gum -- you're stuck with this one! Enjoy! See you in the forums.
post #3 of 15
Just wonder if you could tape a piece of smoky bacon to your arm and that would hold you over till the weekend?biggrin.gif

Glad to have you here!!
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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First off welcome to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #7 of 15
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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Welcome to SMF!! I hope you gain great knowledge and share what you learn in the form of Qview. Oh, I tried taping bacon on my arm like Jeff suggested but it didn't work so I glued some pulled pork instead and I was fine for awhile, till I had to have the Super Glue removed at the emergency room.....Jeez that hurt.
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Welcome to the world o smoke!
never had a problem spittin out great smokes w/ my MES???
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Welcome to the SMF, and thanks for the introduction. I'll be looking forward to your next smoke and Q too. It's all good my friend.
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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourse

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #12 of 15
Hello from Indiana, and welcome to SMF.
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Here's a picture of my first beer can chicken

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2nd try at posting image

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3rd try

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