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Posted: 2/26/2012 7:18:41 PM EDT
Just ordered the 22.5" WSM. What other accessories do I need to look into? A temp controller seems to be a good idea to me but I am not sure how well they work. Any suggestions on brands? I will be smoking ribs, butts and briskets mostly.
Link Posted: 2/26/2012 7:23:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2012 7:27:05 PM EDT by leadnbrass]
http://tvwbb.com/eve?s=98110183&cdra=Y

I use the old method...trial and error.

The temp is rock steady at 225 most of the time...takes a little work after 6-7 hours or so but it's still simple.

Search the above site and they have detailed instructions for each type of smoke...that helped me a bunch.

Would like an auto set-up but that will wait.

You'll enjoy the 22"...love mine.
Link Posted: 2/27/2012 10:43:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/29/2012 10:55:50 PM EDT
Got the WSM today! I'm thinking the 18.5" may have been a better choice for me after seeing at the 22.5" size but................. Going to smoke some ribs tomorrow if the schedule permits (got a lot of things to complete in real life).

Thanks for the replies!
Link Posted: 2/29/2012 11:27:12 PM EDT
I felt the same way when I got the 22".

Search the virtual bullet website and you'll find tips on smaller cooks on the smoker (using less charcoal etc)

You'll be better off having too much room rather than too little.
Link Posted: 3/1/2012 12:54:14 PM EDT
First batch of ribs will be done soon. Got some sausage on there as well. Damn, this thing is easy to use. It holds 225 to 250 with no adjustments at all! I'm probably going to wind up saving money when I compare the amount of charcoal and wood I was using in my Chargriller........

And of course, a pic:

Link Posted: 3/1/2012 1:10:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2012 11:18:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By orion251:
First batch of ribs will be done soon. Got some sausage on there as well. Damn, this thing is easy to use. It holds 225 to 250 with no adjustments at all! I'm probably going to wind up saving money when I compare the amount of charcoal and wood I was using in my Chargriller........

And of course, a pic:
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m133/orion2527/426017_10150649119113826_656213825_.jpg


Link Posted: 3/2/2012 4:57:26 PM EDT
Good thing you bought the 22.5" first the 18.5" seem to multiply like gremlins.. I have 3-18's and 1-22" ..

Plus 1 for the Ique I have two of them and love them for overnight cooks.. I like Wicked Good lump for over night cooks. I can run mine for hours on it but Kingsford won't last me more than 6-7 hours ask me how i know.. I woke up to a cold pit.. :(

If you wanna more Q info beside the Vitual Bullett check out the BBQ-Brethren.com web site lots of great people over there aswell!

Link Posted: 3/2/2012 5:04:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2012 1:05:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By Parruthead:

Plus 1 for the Ique I have two of them and love them for overnight cooks.. I like Wicked Good lump for over night cooks. I can run mine for hours on it but Kingsford won't last me more than 6-7 hours ask me how i know.. I woke up to a cold pit.. :(

Really? I have done 10+ hours smokes with Kingsford and never came close to using it all.


Same here.
Link Posted: 3/11/2012 6:35:33 PM EDT
Yup I did but it was northcentral wisconsin and the outside overnight temp was in the 20's maybe didn't mound it good enough either though.. But it sure sucked waking up to a cold pit...


Link Posted: 4/1/2012 11:55:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Parruthead:
Good thing you bought the 22.5" first the 18.5" seem to multiply like gremlins.. I have 3-18's and 1-22" ..




Anything with the Weber name tends to multiply around my house:


Link Posted: 4/1/2012 5:34:18 PM EDT
Nice!

I currently have 2-wsm smokers and 3 kettles in the drive way. One day I'm gonna line all my stuff up and take a picture.. O btw I just picked up a 4th 18.5" WSM.
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