Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by power, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. if I take the water bowl out of the wsm, can I use it as a normal weber? wife wants a pork leg with crackle! I can get the old weber kettle out! but can I cook meat on top shelf and vegies on bottom shelf or vise versa? thanks 
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You certainly can use the WSM without the water pan, but you won't get the sear you would with a regular grill. The distance between the food and the fire will be too great. If you're comfortable with the kettle grill, I'd do it that way. You know what they say, "Happy Wife, Happy Life!".
  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You could probably get a good sear if you had the meat on the bottom rack, or if you want a super sear you can put your grate right down on top of your charcoal ring. Definately don't put the veggies below the meat, either next to or above would work fine.
  4. Thanks guys lucky I never sold the old girl! (Blue Weber Kettle)! I have noticed in some photos that people put pork in the wsm with the rind on! I did this last week but the rind came out like rubber! any idea what went wrong?
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  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What temp were you smoking at? Like chicken you would need higher temps to render the rind to a crisp.
  6. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Temp was too low to give the rind the crisp that you want most likely.  I agree with both Case and JL, they gave good advice...go with that and you can't go wrong.  

    You'll probably do well starting on the WSM and finishing off on the Kettle.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.  Be sure to include Q-view!


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