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WSM owners- help me answer this

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    WSM owners- help me answer this

    A person on the main AR site wants to know roughly how long the 22" WSM will maintain temps w/o reloading coals, ballpark. Obviously this varies with chosen temps, but let's say 225ish.


    I have exceeded 12 hours running between 225-250 in mine without adding any more charcoal. I fill the charcoal ring nearly to the top using a little less than a full bag.


      Thanks Zman23, I'll pass this on! Just confirming this in the big 22" one?


      • Zman23
        Zman23 commented
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        Yes Huskee, 22" using minion method.

      If you Minion, nearly a full 20 pound bag will go in, and I've kept temps for 18 hours. A few hours in, you have to really choke the vents back to keep the temps in line.

      I switched to Fuse Method, and not load as much coal in there (at or below the level of the ring) so I can keep the vents open more, cleaner fire & better smoke ring, but the downside is I have to add fuel around hour 9.

      Fun Fun Fun!


        I only have the wimpy 14.5 so I can't help with this. Don't get me wrong though, the 14.5 is one hell of a cooker.


          18 hours full basket, donut style lighting.


            My has been collecting dust for over a year now but it has went 12+ hrs on a butt cook.
            Last edited by DWCowles; August 11, 2015, 04:41 PM.


            • JeffJ
              JeffJ commented
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              Well, when you have a Lang I am sure a WSM has much less appeal.

            • Ernest
              Ernest commented
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              Exactly!! LOL

            I have gotten 12 hours. Add a guru and you can probably go longer.


              I've done 18hr with a full 20lb bag using the minion method and a guru on my 22"



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