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First smoke on WSM QView

avas38

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This was my first solo smoke (previously I only helped out) and my first smoke on my new smoker, an 18.5" WSM. Everything went smoothly. Thanks to everyone who gave me buying, smoking and curing advise!

I used a mix of apple and oak.

Chicken 4 hours at 225:



Bacon 2 hours at 225:





Pork Butt 12 hours at 225:



Dinner:

Shredded pork, baked potato, garlicky braised beet greens and some buttermilk rolls

 
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adiochiro3

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Nice job for the first solo flight!  Lots of great eats there!
 

jirodriguez

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Nice job! great way to break in the WSM! That all looks great!
 

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Great Job there avas. You did one fine looking mess of food there. How did the bacon turn out for I have always done bacon in a slow and really low temp smoking for all I wanted was the smokey flavor and not to cook it. I wonder if you could just eat it straight now that you smoke it totally. How high did you take the bellie bacon.
 

avas38

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Great Job there avas. You did one fine looking mess of food there. How did the bacon turn out for I have always done bacon in a slow and really low temp smoking for all I wanted was the smokey flavor and not to cook it. I wonder if you could just eat it straight now that you smoke it totally. How high did you take the bellie bacon.

Thanks! In a perfect world I would have cold smoked the bacon, but I had the smoker going and there was room so I tossed it on. Plus, I don't have a good way to cold smoke, yet. The bacon turned out nice and smokey, but it could probably have used more. I honestly don't know how high I took it, probably between 125-150. I pulled it off when it looked like it had some good smoke on it, which was about two hours.

I fried a few pieces up this morning for breakfast:

 

beer-b-q

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Looks Great...  The bark on that butt looks great, how was it...
 

SmokinAl

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Everything looks great. Gotta love that WSM!
 

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