Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 6/6/2008 11:54:25 AM EDT
Weber Smokey Mountain...

www.virtualweberbullet.com/tour.html

$199 w/ free shipping from Amazon

I have a Masterbuilt electric smoker right now (works great, looks like a mini fridge) but I was unable to take it really anywhere being that it needed electricity to work. I'd like to get into some amateur BBQ competitions and this one got great reviews.

I've never been a fan of the "cylindrical upright" smokers, probably because all the one's I've used in the past have been the $40 walmart special. Hopefully this one won't disappoint, I'd be willing to bet some of you have one.

I think I'm going to start a brisket or pork shoulder tonight...dinner pics will follow.

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:04:46 PM EDT
You've done real well! The Virtual Bullet website is also a GREAT source of information for the WSM...IMO the place for this cooker.....alot of great info and people. You're set! I can smell those shoulders cooking right now! Now get cooking!!

RG

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:17:04 PM EDT
They say it cooks about 50* hotter when it's new due to the inside still being reflective and not covered with smoke/residue. Hopefully I don't fry my meat!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:23:19 PM EDT
My Brother-in-law has had one for a few years now. He loves it, and it has held up well.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:29:01 PM EDT
Alright...got done assembling it, rubbing my meat (har har har) and up to temp at 7:30 PM CST. I have an 8lb brisket on the lower rack and a 4 lb pork butt on the top.

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:21:38 PM EDT
You need one like we have at fishcamp. Its not portable because its 16ft by 16ft. Will hold about 100 king salmon slabs. That a nice smoker you got there.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:26:32 PM EDT
Please show after photos
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:27:51 PM EDT
A buddy brought one of these bad boys over. Smoked about 13lb of brisket in only a couple hours.



Threw in some extra sausage we had, and MAN, it was good. The brisket was GREAT!!

AWESOME little unit. You can get 'em at Home Depot.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:32:13 PM EDT
I have an "egg" smoker here at the house. I need a horizontal smoker here.

The GOOD smoker is at the lake house:




Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:05:53 PM EDT
Welcome to the world of Manly Men.

Standing by for rib pics.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:31:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
I have an "egg" smoker here at the house. I need a horizontal smoker here.

The GOOD smoker is at the lake house:

i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Cpt_Kirks/pig-cooker.jpg
i6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/Cpt_Kirks/pig-2.jpg





Is that what Justin wilson used to call a Cajun Microwave?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:36:24 PM EDT
Good job...nice smoker.

HH
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:42:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
A buddy brought one of these bad boys over. Smoked about 13lb of brisket in only a couple hours.

z.about.com/d/bbq/1/0/N/Q/IMGP1056.JPG

Threw in some extra sausage we had, and MAN, it was good. The brisket was GREAT!!

AWESOME little unit. You can get 'em at Home Depot.


How can that be??

I thought brisket needed low heat and long times to be nice and tender??

A 13lb. brisket in 2 hours?
Link Posted: 6/15/2008 9:20:57 AM EDT
I bought this same smoker today.
Any recs before I looad in the ribs and brats?
Link Posted: 6/15/2008 9:40:06 AM EDT
All wrapped up into one package -----



Babyback ribs for Father's Day - on now!!!!!

Link Posted: 6/16/2008 1:50:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 05LowRider:
I bought this same smoker today.
Any recs before I looad in the ribs and brats?


The first couple smokes you do will supposedly run about 50* hotter due to the interior being "shiny" and reflecting the heat better. Once the soot builds up it should run a little cooler.

Link Posted: 6/16/2008 1:51:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RCK1999:
All wrapped up into one package -----

img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/RCK1999/grill1.jpg

Babyback ribs for Father's Day - on now!!!!!



Holy shit Batman! The best of both worlds.
Link Posted: 6/16/2008 3:58:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RCK1999:
All wrapped up into one package -----

img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/RCK1999/grill1.jpg

Babyback ribs for Father's Day - on now!!!!!



What brand is that?

Where did you find it?

The best of both worlds!
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 8:49:09 AM EDT
what kind of rub would you guys use on a venison tenderloin...and how long should I plan on smoking it today?
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 8:52:21 AM EDT
I want a smoker in a bad way, but I want a gas one. I have no desire to tend the firebox every half hour. Gimme set it and forget it!
Now grillin, whole different ballgame. Charcoal or bust there. Grillin with gas is like hauling your stove outside.
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 8:54:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I want a smoker in a bad way, but I want a gas one. I have no desire to tend the firebox every half hour. Gimme set it and forget it!
Now grillin, whole different ballgame. Charcoal or bust there. Grillin with gas is like hauling your stove outside.


you've got it exaclty backwards

Link Posted: 7/4/2008 8:56:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I want a smoker in a bad way, but I want a gas one. I have no desire to tend the firebox every half hour. Gimme set it and forget it!
Now grillin, whole different ballgame. Charcoal or bust there. Grillin with gas is like hauling your stove outside.


you've got it exaclty backwards



Nah. I havent the patience to tend the firebox that much. It just isnt worth it to me. Gas fired still turns out a great meat so why bother screwing with it all day.

Work smarter, not harder is my theory.
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 8:57:32 AM EDT
Here's what I just bought yesterday.
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 9:00:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 45ACP_Marine:
Here's what I just bought yesterday.www.olp-inc.com/images/products/Sams-Offset-Closed.jpg


You are going to love it. Post the BBQ pics...and try smoking a turkey at some point.

It'll knock your socks off.

HH
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 9:09:09 AM EDT
Looks like a good smoker, but also looks like it has about $169.00 worth of profit built in.

I really can't see that being $200. I did just look at the pictures though. Is it extra heavy gauge stainless or something?
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 9:10:35 AM EDT
I kinda want the Green Egg or whatever it is.
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 10:21:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jp_72:

Originally Posted By RCK1999:
All wrapped up into one package -----

img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/RCK1999/grill1.jpg

Babyback ribs for Father's Day - on now!!!!!



What brand is that?

Where did you find it?

The best of both worlds!


It is a Char-Griller Duo, sold at Academy Sports for $249.99. The side fire box sells for 50-60 dollars. Hope this helps.

Shootist
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 10:24:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I want a smoker in a bad way, but I want a gas one. I have no desire to tend the firebox every half hour. Gimme set it and forget it!
Now grillin, whole different ballgame. Charcoal or bust there. Grillin with gas is like hauling your stove outside.


you've got it exaclty backwards



Nah. I havent the patience to tend the firebox that much. It just isnt worth it to me. Gas fired still turns out a great meat so why bother screwing with it all day.

Work smarter, not harder is my theory.


for me, grilling is a weeknight cooking method....thus gas is fine. Plus, the time spent on the heat source is so short for steaks, salmon, etc that you could cook it over dog turds and the result would be the same.

For smoking - where it's going to be in the heat/smoke for at least six hrs, the heat source really does make a difference.

ymmv
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 10:51:58 AM EDT
Beer-Can chickens getting ready to go on -----
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 10:54:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHOOTIST:

Originally Posted By jp_72:

Originally Posted By RCK1999:
All wrapped up into one package -----

img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/RCK1999/grill1.jpg

Babyback ribs for Father's Day - on now!!!!!



What brand is that?

Where did you find it?

The best of both worlds!


It is a Char-Griller Duo, sold at Academy Sports for $249.99. The side fire box sells for 50-60 dollars. Hope this helps.

Shootist


EXACTLY RIGHT!
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 11:01:09 AM EDT
just put meats on the smoker....

boston butt
chicken breasts
venison loin

corn will go on about 6pm
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 11:05:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
I kinda want the Green Egg or whatever it is.


A friend of mine just bought one. They got the x-large with all the accessories and cedar table. It is pretty cool but I don't know that I would pay $1,800 for a charcaol grill.
Link Posted: 7/4/2008 11:12:50 AM EDT
Smoking meat is like a road trip. You are looking forward to the destination. However, part of the fun is the trip there. I don't mind getting up and checking the coals and the wood every 30-60 minutes.

As for my smoker, have the el chepo Walmart $25 smoker-grill. It has never cooked a bad meal, every piece of meat that comes off the coals is exceptional. I might buy myself two that way I can smoke some beerbutt chickens at the same time I am cooking ribs/pork butt or a brisket............
Link Posted: 7/5/2008 1:48:29 PM EDT
I did these on one of those $25 black upright smokers. They do OK, but I prefer horizontal smokers.

Link Posted: 7/6/2008 1:23:36 PM EDT
I bought a dual probe wireless thermometer so I can monitor the temp of the meat, as well as the smoker temp. It's made me appreciate the Weber Smokey Mountain that much more, because of its ease of regulating the temperature. The most minute change in the bottom/top vents and I can easily control the temperature within a few degrees. I got 12 hours of smoking on one charcoal load in the smoker, very impressed. The $50 I spent on the thermometer was worth it, and would nearly pay off in one ruined brisket due to fluxuations in temp.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 1:36:43 PM EDT
I had a cheapo walmart smoker and stuffed it on a gas turkey fryer base. Best smoker I ever had. Tried a horizontal but never worked well for me so I gave it away. Back to a cheapo.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 1:42:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
A buddy brought one of these bad boys over. Smoked about 13lb of brisket in only a couple hours.

z.about.com/d/bbq/1/0/N/Q/IMGP1056.JPG

Threw in some extra sausage we had, and MAN, it was good. The brisket was GREAT!!

AWESOME little unit. You can get 'em at Home Depot.

You made me go buy one, I hope it is a good as you say it is.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 1:58:47 PM EDT
Nice smoker, need some dinner pics.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:00:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2008 2:04:02 PM EDT by txcop893]


I just bought this one at Academy. It was around $350, but it is sooo worth it. i did about 17lbs of pork shoulder a few weeks ago and it was awsome. Its very heavy duty, I'd guess about 250 lbs. I got just over 17 hours of good smoke and 230 degree heat out of a chimney of lump charcoal and 9 fist sized chunks of soaked hickory.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:06:18 PM EDT
heres a mans smoker!
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gene5:
heres a mans smoker!
i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/rustywood/872076013730.jpg


Gas huh

nb4tehpurists
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:18:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By evo462:

Originally Posted By gene5:
heres a mans smoker!
i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/rustywood/872076013730.jpg


Gas huh

nb4tehpurists


yep with WOODBOX. best damn BBQ ya ever eat
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:29:58 PM EDT
I've got three slabs of ribs smoking over hickory right now. Been in there for about five hours now.
Link Posted: 7/6/2008 2:33:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gene5:

Originally Posted By evo462:

Originally Posted By gene5:
heres a mans smoker!
i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/rustywood/872076013730.jpg


Gas huh

nb4tehpurists


yep with WOODBOX. best damn BBQ ya ever eat


Yeah, whatever is what I said. I had a electric smoker with wood box (looked like a mini fridge) and I was told that wasn't "real smoking" even though I can't tell much of a difference between my charcoal smoker and the electric. Really, the only reason I bought the charcoal smoker again was so that I could take it to competitions...

What matters most is low, steady, slow temps and nice wood burning...
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:04:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:06:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
A buddy brought one of these bad boys over. Smoked about 13lb of brisket in only a couple hours.

z.about.com/d/bbq/1/0/N/Q/IMGP1056.JPG

Threw in some extra sausage we had, and MAN, it was good. The brisket was GREAT!!

AWESOME little unit. You can get 'em at Home Depot.


My local Home Depot has them on clearance for $99. They look interesting.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:08:35 PM EDT
Top Top