WSM

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by drewhanbe, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. drewhanbe

    drewhanbe Newbie

    Just got my WSM and did a dry run today. Am cooking a brisket tomorrow night. Get great smoke rings on my Lang, but on YouTube videos I've been watching, it looks like people are having trouble getting smoke rings with the WSM and some even comment about it. Is anyone else having this trouble with the Weber??
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've gotten smoke rings on mine. Maybe not great but as long as it's tasty I don't care!
     
  3. No problem here. 
     
  4. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    My question is this....What difference does it make if you get a smoke ring or not?
     
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  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Absolutely nothing! Still tastes the same!
     
  6. drewhanbe

    drewhanbe Newbie

    You last 2 guys are looking at it from an eating standpoint, not a competition standpoint. And you would be absolutely correct if only looking at it that way.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    In your original post you never mentioned anything about needing a smoke ring for competition. All you asked was about was the lack of smoke ring in the WSM versus the Lang. Two different beasts. One burns wood, one burns charcoal.

    Well if you need more smoke ring, you need more wood and less charcoal. The burning of the wood is what gives the meat the smoke ring.

    For the WSM if you want a deeper smoke ring burn lump only add your smoke wood and no briquettes. Be prepared to add more lump during the smoke as it burns hotter and faster than briquettes.

    Also your smoke wood makes a difference. Cherry, Mesquite, oak, hickory will give you a deeper color change than the other woods.
     
  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it's a KCBS competition a smoke ring is no longer criteria for judging.
     
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Doesn't Henry Soo, not sure of his name win a lot of comps and all he uses are WSM's.
     
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup, Harry Soo. Even competed with a mini WSM once.
     
  11. drewhanbe

    drewhanbe Newbie

    Ok. Thanks guys. Now I'll know what to expect!!
     

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