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  1. beerich

    Cold WSM 18

    I've not been able to achieve proper temperatures with my >10 y/o WSM 18". I've used chunk and briquettes (last night) and it just doesn't want to come up to temp. Minion method, all vents open, cleaned WSM. Anybody got any ideas? Cheers
  2. Daba's BBQ

    Vertical Smoker -vs- Offset Smoker? - Need advice on buying one

    Good morning all. A few weeks back I got a very cheap, very small, Char-Broil offset from FB Marketplace. It is a piece of junk. I sold it and now I am in the market for another smoker. I always liked the idea of vertical smoking and heard that WSM is a great one, but I am turned off by that...
  3. SmokinAl


    As many of you already know I was the lucky recipient of a free SRF Wagyu brisket. It was from a member on here who wishes to remain anonymous. Originally I was planning on smoking it for Easter, but the weather yesterday & today are perfect for outdoor grilling. So we did an all night smoke in...
  4. T

    How to pre cook pork ribs?

    Hi guys, i'm really new at smoking, i started doing this about 1 month ago, and I started a little business in my town of smoked brisket, pulled pork and now i'm trying to smoke some ribs. Since the restaurant is just delivery service or pick up and go i really need to figure out a way on how to...
  5. C

    Brisket mistake

    Hey all, I'm new to smoking and the forum. I have a WSM 18 that I bought second hand. Today I smoked some wings and a small 3.6lb grass fed brisket I bought from a local butcher. I cleaned it up and it was looking good before going on. I used a 4 probe inkbird thermometer as well. Fired the WSM...
  6. R

    Not enough smoke

    Hey guys, I completed my 3rd smoke on my WSM yesterday. 6 pound butt at 225-250 with hickory and Apple wood. My temp was very consistent and I really only had to touch the bottom vents after getting my meat on once. After IT hit about 130/140 I noticed that I was not getting that thin blue smoke...
  7. dirtsailor2003

    Going Rogue

    I've had my 14.5" WSM for several years now and have smoked in all kinds of conditions. Never had an issue holding temps. It's really a rock solid smoker that just chugs along. It's been a while since I've bought a new gadget and I was getting the itch, so I finally pulled the trigger on...
  8. dirtsailor2003

    Pre-Halloween Thanksgiving

    Crummy weather outside this past weekend. Rain, hail, snow, wind we had it all. So what better to do than fire up the 14.5" WSM and smoke a turkey breast! Picked up a bone-in 8.75 pound breast. Cut the neck portion off and some of the loose skin for stock. Seasoned it with SPOG inside and out...
  9. dirtsailor2003

    Camp Maid Chimney & Chicken

    A while back I picked up the Camp Maid folding charcoal chimney to keep in my camp gear. The standard chimney is fine, but I don't have a good place to store it in the trailer. This chimney can be stored in a 12" D.O. which I just happen to have in the trailer all the time. As advertised it says...
  10. HickorySmokeryDock

    Smokin and Jokin Time - Hello There!

    Hello fellow carnivores and omnivores, Just found your site yesterday when I was trying to figure out what to do with the leftover fat from trimming a 4 lb competition brisket. This was my third smoke on a brand new WSM18 and she performed well, hovering on a 250F for 7 hours or so... It...
  11. boardgames4bbq

    WSM 18 or 22?

    So 7 years ago I purchased a Brinkmann Gourmet charcoal smoker and heavily modified it. IMG_20170520_062819427.jpg by boardgames4bbq posted Aug 3, 2017 at 8:41 AM Last weekend I noticed after cleaning up, that the cooking chamber and charcoal pan had developed holes from rust. I have convinced...
  12. BoilerBBQ

    Jeff’s Gouda bacon chops

    I just happened to have some pork chaps thawing out when Jeff’s email went out with a recipe for Gouda and bacon stuffed pork chops. I started with some super thick chops from Costco. I butterflied them and rubbed them with my pork rub while the bacon was cooking in the cast iron skillet. The...
  13. Lap

    Hi from Bucks County

    New member from philly burbs (Holland, 18966). Been reading up on smoking on this forum, watching YouTube vids and reading Jeff Phillip’s e-course I found here. Looking for a used 22 WSM, but no luck so far. Checked craigslist, eBay and Facebook market. Excited to find one and get started. Andy
  14. ragsbbq

    WSM Spatchcock chicken question

    I'm doing 4 whole chickens on my WSM 22 for 4th of July. Is it ok to put two on top rack and two on the bottom rack? I know normally you would never put chicken on top with something underneath but wasn't sure if it would be ok to put 2 of the birds on that lower rack? Thanks in advance for...
  15. jminrod

    Weber Smokey Mountain 18"

    I have an 18" WSM for sale. Got a 22" and need to sell this one. This is used and was used when I got it. Upgraded in the last year: thermometer, added a grommet for probes, door gasket. I live in NE Pa. Looking for $225 Updated Grommet for probes Updated door gasket New thermometer
  16. MileHiGuy

    WSM cart ideas

    Hello there, I got a 22 inch Weber Smokey Mountain yesterday and want to have a cart for it. I need to move it around from time to time. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
  17. gmc2003

    Brisket Flat and Boston Butt

    I guess in the smoking world one must learn to roll with the changes. It started off a little overcast here with the occasional light drizzle. So I decided to fire up the WSM and start a butt and a flat that I had defrosted. Then about an hour or so into the smoke it started raining cats and...
  18. BoilerBBQ

    First (and second) Keto Smoke

    I've been on the Keto diet for a few weeks now and grilling food fits into the diet very well, but this weekend was my first chance to smoke some "diet" food. I had family coming to town, so I decided to do an overnight pork butt. My normal rub is a secret recipe from my former volunteer fire...
  19. gmc2003

    Cabot Cheddar Cheese: Smoked

    Had a gorgeous day yesterday. Sunny, minimal winds and high was supposed to hit the mid-fifties. So I figured it was time to do my last spring cheese smoke. I was running out of sharp cheddar so: Eight blocks of Seriously Sharp, 3 blocks of Extra Sharp and one block each of Farmhouse reserve...
  20. M

    1st crack at wings on the WSM

    My son was sick today so I had to stay home with him. I decided since I didn’t get a chance to smoke anything over the weekend, that I’d give some wings a try on the WSM I’ve been learning over the last couple months. As this was last minute, I decided to just work with what I had as far as...