Thanks njsmoker83 for posting the link to where you purchased your WSM. I am this >< close to pulling the trigger on one myself.
Cool! That site is awesome!
The assembly is easy but here's a tip. Put the legs on first and then put the heat shield on. The directions say to put a leg on, put the heat shield on one leg and then repeat for the other 2 legs...that's almost impossible without a 2nd person.
I hope you get to fire it up soon. Use the minion method and Jim's tweak of mixing the wood throughout the coals instead of only on top and you'll be good to go.
I didn't have any of the high heat issues that others seemed to have. I started shutting the dampers down when it got to 200° and adjusted to my target temp and it was easy as pie.
I am a total noob when it comes to smoking. I've only smoked about 2 or 3 times....but nothing serious. What is this minion method you speak of? And Jim's tweak?
I could really use a link to some noob FAQ or something, if one exists. Can't seem to find a "noob? read this" sticky.
Anyway, thanks for any help.