Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

WSM Mods

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    WSM Mods

    Ok, I'm an official member of the Mod Squad. Just can't leave well enough alone.

    I have a WSM 22.5.

    Added:
    • Cajun Bandit Door - Very Nice, High Quality
    • SouthCo Latch - Compression latch for door. High Futz factor to install it, you need a Unibit to drill out the original hole in the door since the Cajun Bandit door was made for the clunky weber latch - which is smaller than the SouthCo. Once you dial it in, it's great.
    • Hinge for the Lid - Life saver when you are checking meat, taking it off or putting it on by yourself. No more dropping stuff. Requires you to drill holes in your WSM, but worth it.
    • Nomex Gaskets for the Door - Nice seal, no more smoke billowing out the door when it's closed


    Really perked it up. Holds lower temps much nicer now. And kind of looks cool. Fun project.


    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0689.JPG
Views:	125
Size:	290.3 KB
ID:	78160


    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0688.JPG
Views:	104
Size:	281.8 KB
ID:	78162
    Attached Files

    #2
    Did you have to buy a different cover to fit over the hinge on the lid. I have a 18.5" WSM and was thinking about doing the same mods on mine.
    Last edited by airforcekixbutt; April 16, 2015, 06:31 PM.

    Comment


    • scorched_porch
      scorched_porch commented
      Editing a comment
      Nope. Fits over the hinge and the latch as well. Worth doing.

    • jlazar
      jlazar commented
      Editing a comment
      I have done all of these mods on a 18.5. Works great with no issues. Highly recommend.

    #3
    Very nice mods. I modded out a COS (Cheap Offset Smoker), and now it feels outrageously crazy to have a pit of any kind, and not mod it out in some way.

    Comment


      #4
      Here is my mod. It is in another thread somewhere. Another mid section, hinge, and 2 CB doors with latches Click image for larger version

Name:	P3310290.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	180.6 KB
ID:	78253

      Comment


      • scorched_porch
        scorched_porch commented
        Editing a comment
        Wow. 4 racks. What are the temps like on the second floor?

      • FLBuckeye
        FLBuckeye commented
        Editing a comment
        Temps are good. Heat rises so no issues

      • FLBuckeye
        FLBuckeye commented
        Editing a comment
        Forgot to add I also bought a PartyQ from BBG Guru.

      #5
      Cool mods all around. I think this is what makes the WSM such an attractive option!

      scorched_porch How do the door mods effect temperature? Does your unit run hotter or require different adjustments to the bottom or top vents now that you've deprived the smoker of significant airflow from the midsection?

      Comment


        #6
        It cruises at lower temps now that I can use the vents the way they were made to be used. I use a stoker mostly and it doesn't seem to have to work as hard since the temps are more stable. I can get it to target with open vents and once I shut them off and hand it over to the stoker, it stays put. With the old rickety aluminum door I'd pass the target pretty quickly on lower temp smokes and have to fiddle to get it down. Now temps are stable.

        I prefer to get the air flowing from below the fuel source rather than the midsection to put the heat and smoke a little closer to where I want it.

        Comment


        • Beefchop
          Beefchop commented
          Editing a comment
          Cool, so it might be worth it just so I can get my temps down and see if that gives me different results.

          I've noticed that mine likes to hover right at 250 - 260 deg. F., but that's with very small cracks in the bottom vents and with the top vent half closed. It obviously runs hotter if I don't use a water pan or if I open the vents up (which is nice for cooking turkeys and chickens). Even without any mods it holds temps really well considering how much air it lets in through the door! May bet better smoke flavor by adopting your mods. Thanks again!

        #7
        I guess the downside is that if you ever need to use it as a grill in a pinch (IE remove the midsection) you can't do it anymore.

        Comment


          #8
          Oh yeah, I also just purchased the temp probe port "eyes" from BBQ Guru. I'll install a couple this week.

          Comment

          Announcement

          Collapse
          No announcement yet.
          Working...
          X
          false
          0
          Guest
          500
          ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
          false
          false
          {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
          Yes
          Rubs Promo

          Spotlight

          These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

          These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

          Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

          A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


          Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

          The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
          Click here for our review of this superb smoker


          Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

          3 burner gas grill

          The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

          Click here to read ourácompleteáreview


          The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


          The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

          Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


          Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

          Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

          With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
          Click here to read our detailedáreview


          The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


          The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

          Click here to read ourácomplete review

           

          Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

          Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
          Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

          Click here to order.


          Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


          The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

          Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

          Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal