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Here's my rig

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by EdP, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. EdP

    EdP Fire Starter

    This wsm18 was a gift but I couldn't get it running right with charcoal. Some experienced smoker builders helped me do this. The burner is 15000btu. The burner, box, and regulator cost less than $40.

    I used water last year and cooked at 225 initially, and then closer to 250. This year I'm using a terracotta pot and plate, no water, and just did a hot and fast picnic shoulder at 275.

    This thing runs pretty stable and without further adjustment, at 225, 250, and then 275 for that shoulder. It was running at 300 for a while before I dialed it down to 275.



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  2. JC in GB

    JC in GB Smoking Fanatic

    Nice modifications. How do you control your temperature?
     
  3. EdP

    EdP Fire Starter

    Here's the burner, I didn't use the legs.

    That flat rock was perfect, it sits level and the neck rests on the vent hole I opened up.

    I also drilled about 10 holes on the bottom for more air.
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  4. JC in GB

    JC in GB Smoking Fanatic

    So you just adjust the flame to hold temp? No controller or igniter?
     
  5. EdP

    EdP Fire Starter


    yeah, it runs stable. I've run it for smokes at 225, 250, and this week at 275 (it warmed up to 300+).
     
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  6. EdP

    EdP Fire Starter

    Here's some of the smokes with it.

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  7. Smokin Okie

    Smokin Okie Fire Starter

    How often do you add wood ?
     
  8. EdP

    EdP Fire Starter


    I cut logs in half and they fit perfectly in that box. Most times I've used post oak, and one piece burns for several hours. Last week I used apple, and the "logs" were more like large branches, started with two and added another a couple hours later.
     
  9. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Nice mod. The food that came off it looks fantastic!