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Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by dirtsailor2003, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    No Case that cook i ran the IQ, also one of my bigger reflectix sleeves (because of the IQ connector) and over stuffed the basket a little.   That mini lid didn't come off until that butt was like 197-198 so i didn't waste any heat.   That sucker was snuggled in that day breathing in warm air the whole cook. 



    Case you see that PVC connector?    Since the IQ has a plastic connector i used that PVC to connect it to so it doesn't melt....worked really well.    The only time i use a controller is for a long unattended cook. 
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the clarification Keith. I just didn't want Ben C thinking that you were running without help! I like comparing apples to apples not apples to oranges!
     
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Case i bet it would have gotten close to the same fuel usage with just the reflectix though...just didn't feel like making manual adjustments with it bundled up.  The crappy weather and SuperBowl Sunday could have had something to do with that ;) 

    The other thing that makes it not a apples to apples comparison is as you know i don't use any thermal mass.....it takes more energy to power pass the mass  and into the meat i think that makes a difference also.    edit...  That and that more direct radiant energy speeds the cook up.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2014
  4. Dirtsailor

        Did you leave out the water pan?
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ben,

    I dont use a water pan in any of my smokers. In the mini I do use a diffuser. For this smoke I had in my chunk of granite that I use. For the sear I remove the pot from the smokey joe base and use the grill.
     
  6. That is what I was wondering, how you got the sear.

    Nice looking cook!
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep the mini is great for that. I have several grill grates so I just pull the pot, slip a grate on the smokey joe and good to go. If it hadn't been dark out I would've gone caveman style like Kieth did with his chicken and thrown the steaks right on the coals!
     
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Like this?

     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Exactly!
     
  10. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  12. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    My last fire roasted thighs.


    ...but seared right in the fire of Kingsford competition right in the mini's charcoal basket.

     
  14. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Wow, so you caveman sear steaks and thighs? Looks great Keith!!! Maybe I will get brave enough to try that some day. 
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I caveman sear whole chickens!!!'
     
  16. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Dang...I bow down to both of you!!
     
  17. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Suie...you'll love it!     If you throw chicken parts in the fire you can really coat it with the fire to sear and caramelize it all over.   It doesn't take long though!  Blow off the coals and throw them in, just be there with tongs to flip them and pull them off pretty fast.     Steaks are great  because the sear so quick and easy...no need for sear marks it's all about the flavor!
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
  18. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Okay, you've convinced me!! I thought the meat would get covered with charcoal dust....so it sounds like blowing off the coals is key. Those thighs do look nicely seared!!
     

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