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  • Wade B
    Club Member
    • Sep 2020
    • 1

    Newbie from Lehigh Acres, FL

    Got an 18.5" WSM a couple of months ago & have toyed with it with some success. The problem I have is that initially it runs too hot & I have to continuously fiddle with the vents, resulting in the meat cooking faster than I want. Any suggestions?
  • tiewunon
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 522
    • Virginia Beach, Va

    #2
    Welcome aboard Wade from Virginia Beach.

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    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6519
      • Colorado
      • > Weber Genesis EP-330
        > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
        > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
        > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
        > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
        to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
        > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
        > Thermoworks Smoke
        > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
        > Thermoworks Thermapen
        > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
        > Anova sous vide circulator
        > Searzall torch
        > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      #3
      Welcome from Colorado ... and advice? Yep: Don’t “chase” temps regardless of the cooker you’re using.
      Last edited by MBMorgan; December 1, 2020, 11:24 AM.

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      • Whiskeyman53
        Club Member
        • May 2020
        • 394
        • Massachusetts
        • Smokers/Grills:
          Camp Chef Smokepro DLX pellet grill
          Weber Kettle
          Dyna-Glo vertical offset smoker

          Favorite whiskey:
          Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon
          Angels Envy Bourbon
          Whistle Pig Rye


          Everyday sipper:
          Jim Beam Black and Wild Turkey Rye 101

          Favorite beer:
          Coffee Porter or Stouts

          Pabst Blue Ribbon and Narragansett for grilling and lawn mowing.

        #4
        Welcome to the pit from the bbq capital of New England, Massachusetts

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        • ofelles
          Club Member
          • Jun 2018
          • 2576
          • Brentwood CA


          #5
          Welcome from the California Delta.
          Can't help much on that cooker, but can suggest just keep at it and you will learn what it wants to do.
          I'm sure some one will chime in with experience on the WSM

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          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3495

            #6
            Welcome from Maryland. Ditto what MBMorgan said, don’t chase temperatures, especially too quickly. I recommend doing an experimental cook maybe even without food. Let the cooker find its steady point and then make minor adjustments over a long period of time until you find those settings that come close to the temps you are looking for. Then next time, start with those settings. As you learn the cooker, it will become easier to dial everything close to what you want in from the start. Good luck.

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5658
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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              • HawkerXP
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 6326
                • Virginia
                • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                  Thermopops
                  Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                  Slo n Sear
                  Cold beer

                #8
                Welcome to the Pit!

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 13522
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #9
                  Welcome to The Pit Wade. What temp does your cooker like? Low and slow can be anywhere from 225° to 300°ish. A lot here smoke in the 250° to 275° range. Hitting and holding a specific temp is not as critical as some would have you believe.

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                  • Soonerpop
                    Club Member
                    • Jan 2020
                    • 452
                    • Plano, Texas
                    • Cookshack Smokette 008 (2005)
                      Weber 18.5” Kettle
                      Weber 22.5” Performer (drop-down shelf)
                      SNS Elevated Grate
                      Pit Barrel Junior (PBJ)
                      Freedom Grill (for tailgating, but don’t do much anymore)
                      Sizzle-Q Stainless Griddle
                      Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

                      Thermapen (Red, of course)
                      Smoke Alarm (Likewise)

                      Kingsford Professional
                      Weber Briquettes (longer cooks)

                      Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
                      Coors Banquet (why bother with light beer?)

                    #10
                    Welcome from north Texas. You’ll enjoy the Pit.

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Charter Member
                      • Sep 2016
                      • 10019
                      • Kansas Territory
                      • Grills / Smokers
                        *********************************************

                        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
                        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
                        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
                        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
                        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
                        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
                        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
                        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
                        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
                        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
                        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

                        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
                        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
                        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

                        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
                        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
                        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
                        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
                        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
                        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
                        (Lime Green)
                        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
                        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



                        Thermometers:
                        *********************************************
                        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                        Orange Thermapen Mk4
                        Pink Thermapen Mk4
                        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                        ThermoWorks Smoke
                        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                        4 Pro Series cable extensions
                        Smoke Gateway

                        Accessories:
                        *********************************************
                        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
                        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                        Warming shelf
                        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
                        Backyard Grill marinade injector
                        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                        Bear Paws
                        Meat Rakes
                        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



                        Cookware:
                        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
                        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
                        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
                        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

                        Cutlery, etc.:
                        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
                        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
                        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                        Crock sticks
                        Diamond stones, various
                        Lansky Sharpening System

                        Tableware
                        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                      #11
                      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                      Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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                      • jharner
                        Club Member
                        • Jan 2016
                        • 1281
                        • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
                        • Cookers

                          Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
                          Weber 22.5 Kettle
                          Brickman Box Smoker

                          Accessories

                          Slow N Sear
                          Tube Smoker
                          Turkey Cannon
                          Rib racks
                          Weber chimney starter

                          Thermometer's

                          Maverick ET 735
                          Tru Temp 3619n
                          Thermapen mk4
                          Thermapop

                          Favorite Drink

                          Free beer
                          Coors Light
                          Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

                        #12
                        Welcome to the Pit. Enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ. I do not have any answers for you because I do not have a WSM, I cook on a Camp Chef pellet grill and a Weber Kettle. I know you will get plenty of answers from fellow members that use the WSM

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                        • DavidNorcross
                          Club Member
                          • Nov 2017
                          • 2233
                          • Virginia
                          • SNS Kamado
                            Weber Summit S-670
                            Camp Chef FTG 600
                            Camp Chef Escape

                            Old Hickory Knives
                            More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                          #13
                          Welcome from Virginia!

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                          • Geary58
                            Club Member
                            • Aug 2020
                            • 8
                            • Long Island, NY

                            #14
                            Welcome from Long Island!

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                            • Skip
                              Founding Member
                              • Jul 2014
                              • 3706
                              • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                              • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                              #15
                              Welcome from Minnesota.

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