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Old 03-08-2011, 12:30 AM   #11
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I know many people fill the water pan with sand. It still works as a heat sink but doesn't make steam.


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Old 03-08-2011, 01:26 AM   #12
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I Live in the desert where its super dry. I fill the pan with half Apple juice and half water. It holds temp right at 225 upper grate temp and hte only time Ive had to refill it is on a 16 hour cook while doing a brisket. The WSM is almost too easy to use. But it give you time to work on perfecting recipes since you dont have to worry about temps......ever


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Old 03-09-2011, 06:57 PM   #13
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It arrived today. Problem is it won't fit in my car, so I need to bum a truck to get it home from the UPS store.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:09 PM   #14
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I just recently started smoking meat but here are few things I've learned:

Not enough smoke flavor is still good, but too much smoke flavor isn't. 5-7 oz. of wood chunks is the sweet spot for me.

Allow 20-30% more time for smoking than what is suggested. Mine always seems to take longer.

If you're doing a boston butt, you can't beat a good eastern carolina vinegar based sauce. I've found the one Edwort posted here to be very good.

I like my boston butt to hit 200 degrees on the smoker, then pull it off, let it rest for 30 minutes or so, then pull. It's juicy and tender but with good texture.
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It arrived today. Problem is it won't fit in my car, so I need to bum a truck to get it home from the UPS store.
It should fit if you take it out of the box unless you have a small car. I can fit a 55gal drum into the back seat of a corolla and a camry with no problems and the WSM is pretty much the same dimensions.
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The bigger WSM is massive!
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Nice. I have to order mine soon. Hold on, I get payed today. Sweet
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Yeah, I have a Jetta and the box the 22.5 comes in is huge. I got a buddy that's gonna grab it tomorrow so hopefully I'll put it to use this weekend.
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Thats the one I am talking about. It is almost identical to a 55gal drum.
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QFT. I put it together tonight and it's way bigger than I imagined it would be. Don't think I'll have time to do a butt this weekend like I wanted, but I'm thinking some ribs and/or brisket are not out of the question.


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