First smoke on my Weber Smokey Mountains with Q-view!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by capndonkey, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. All I can say is wow.  It's like these things came out of the box at 250 degrees.  We use 2 WSM 22.5" units with Pitmaster IQ110 blowers, Royal Oak Hardwood Lump charcoal, and peach, cherry, and hickory chunks for smoke depending on the meat we're smoking.  Over the weekend, we did 2 pork butts (about 14lb each) and 16 thighs, just to try them out for time and temp gauges.

    It was 18 degrees, so I put a light jacket on over my shorts and sandals.  It's how we roll in Maryland.  [​IMG]

    We were able to run both of these pits from 8:30 pm until 12 noon the next day with one refuel.  Set it and forget it does not even begin to describe how consistent these pits are. 

    Chicken came out great: (6 of our best pieces, brushed for appearance)

    Skin was bite through and tender, and the chicken was super moist.

    Pulled pork was next:

    Great smoke ring, moist and juicy.

    Here's the finished sandwiches we had for lunch and dinner:

    Twist rolls and fresh honey slaw on top AND on the side, with a shake of our Hot Shot dry rub for some sweet heat.

    I cannot wait to do ribs and brisket for the Super Bowl.  GO RAVENS!
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't go wrong with a pair of 22.5" WSM's - nice looking grub!
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Quote..." It was 18 degrees, so I put a light jacket on over my shorts and sandals.  It's how we roll in Maryland.  [​IMG]  "

    HA!!!! Come up to PA...At ZERO degrees " We " Smoke in Speedo's and that is just the guys that moved up from Maryland and can't handle the Cold![​IMG]

    Nice equipment and Grub you got there...[​IMG]...JJ
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  4. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking que there and quite a set up.

    You practicing for competitions?  Most beginners don't start out with that much equipment - something tells me you've done this before!

    Great job!!!

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  5. Yes.  Friend of mine and I started "Swillin' N Grillin' BBQ" this year with the intent of competing in several mid-atlantic KCBS events.  We're in the process of breaking in the WSM's and getting our cook times logged and perfected.
  6. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Just cant beat the WSM and Iq combo
  7. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, WSM and a power draft is pretty solid, reliable and more important, consistent in repeatability.
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Q!  [​IMG]
  9. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hard to beat a pair of WSM's.... nice
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice !
  11. All this talk about 18 and zero degrees confuses us Florida guys??? Can someone please explain?  Seeing as though its been mid 70's all week...[​IMG]

    Excellent looking Q!  Nice work Captn!
  12. denden28

    denden28 Newbie

    Just picked up a 22.5 WSM, how necessary are the blowers? Been smoking with offset stick burners your years. I have a learning curve with the verticle bullet smokers I have acquired!
  13. Same here in SoCal... High 80s all week and smokin!

    Nice setup and great job on the Q.
  14. tgraham62

    tgraham62 Newbie

    Blower isn't necessary but it's nice for an overnight smoke like a pork butt. A 10 pound butt will take about 20 hours to cook without wrapping it (Texas crutch). I use Digi Q 2. You see them used a lot on BBQ Pitmasters. It's made by BBQ Guru and it works great.
  15. 18 Degrees?! Shorts and sandals?! Here in Mexico we break out the snow suits when it hits 55 degrees! That is how we roll in Baja! Kidding aside, good job!
  16. biashickory

    biashickory Newbie

    I like everything about your experience except the team. Great plan to be Super Bowl ready but this year it will be the 49ers.
  17. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    God,I hope I don't have to look at you in a Speedo , [​IMG]

    Stan . . .
  18. ...ta' blazes with snow..........................   8)

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