Had the 22.5 WSM for about a month and smoked Beef Ribs, BB Ribs, couple of pork shoulders. I have to admit, at first I was a little disappointed with the temp control, always running hot. But after the 3rd smoke it all clicked and couldn't be easier. Yesterday I smoked a boston butt, dutchs baked beans, and a bunch of ABT(sorry no pics) and couldn't have been easier. with top vent always 100% open and all 3 bottom closed its a steady 203. with all 3 bottom vents 100% open its in the mid 300s. After having a chargriller side fire box, this thing is like cheating. And most important, the results have been great. I'm a newbie to smoking, and this thing/and this website makes me look like i know what I'm doing. WSM is a Great product
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LOL... I did the same thing you did, moved from a Char-griller to the WSM. At first I almost felt guilty at how easy the WSM was to use compared to the Char-griller. I was also so used to checking my smoker every hour that I had to learn to NOT check the smoker... lol. Now I have no qualms about tossing a brisket on at 2:00 AM, going to bed till about 8:00 AM - no worries, wake up and its right where I left it, dead on 210°.
Am looking forward to the rainy windy weather to really give it a test this winter.