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Btrtigerfan
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Pimping my Weber Smokey Mountain


I just ordered this Fancy controller thing.

I am ready for those cold weather overnight cooks now.







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Tigersminus21
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: Pimping my Weber Smokey Mountain


That's going to be nice. I have a big old stick burner that requires me to stay up all night drinking and tending the flame. Please post up a review of the thing after you have tried it out.





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Btrtigerfan
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Member since Dec 2007
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My new toy arrived a day earlier than expected.


This is the blower and the simple spring thing that attaches to my smoker.


It comes with high heat tape to close the other holes in the vent. The WSM has three vents. The other two are closed.


Blower installed. (less than a minute later)


Controller probe is clamped to the grill grate. My remote meat thermometer probe in the brisket. (I took the photo, then realized that the fat side was down. I flipped the brisket, then re-inserted.)


After I put on the lid.



So far, I am very impressed with this controller. The smoker is completely closed off on the bottom vents other than the blower. The top vent is at 50%. The blower gives a little "puff" about every 30 seconds. The temp has not wandered any more than 2 degrees since hitting my 220F target temp I programmed in. It will alarm if the temp drops below 200 or rises above 250. All of these temps can be changed at will.

My remote meat thermometer is not very fancy, but accurate. I plan to pull the brisket at about 185 or so, then foil and rest for a few hours. This is a 6.25 pound piece of meat. I went "low-rent" on this one to try my new toy. I put it on at 7pm. I think I will have to pull it somewhere between 3a and 4a. At least I don't have to worry about the temps. So far, I love this thing. I am grinning ear to ear.






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Kingwood Tiger
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re: Pimping my Weber Smokey Mountain


Really want to get one of those smokers...our grill went down on us, so gotta get one of those first.





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s14suspense
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re: Pimping my Weber Smokey Mountain


I haven't gotten in to smoking meats but that's really freaking cool.





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Btrtigerfan
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quote:

our grill went down on us, so gotta get one of those first.


Consider a Weber. They are a US company, and their customer service department is second to none. I know they aren't the cheapest, but you will not regret it. Very solid products.






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RedHawk
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While the temp controllers are certainly nice and do the jobs well, I can get 16 hour burn times at 225 degrees on my WSM without them with very little temp fluctuations and without having to add any more charcoal. I do have to wait up about an hour after I start cooking to make sure it settles in, but once settled, the WSM stays rock solid. Great Smoker!





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Btrtigerfan
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I haven't gotten in to smoking meats


Don't say this on the OT.

Thanks! I am no professional, but I am a sucker for gadgets. The fact that it is working as described has me giddy.






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Btrtigerfan
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WSM stays rock solid. Great Smoker!


It's a keeper for sure.

For over-night cooks, I did need to adjust the air a few times. I am a gadget enthusiast. I have been outside staring at the temp readout and grinning most of the evening.






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Kingwood Tiger
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re: Pimping my Weber Smokey Mountain


Give us an update....how did brisket turn out?





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Btrtigerfan
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Give us an update....how did brisket turn out?


It hit the temp at about 5am. The cooker was still holding the 220F setpoint. I wrapped the brisket in foil, moved it inside and put it in my cold oven. I will slice it sometime later. I'll try to get some pics too.

It smelled awesome. Some of the ends broke off as I was moving it off the grill. It's going to be really good.






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LSUFanNTX
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I wrapped the brisket in foil, moved it inside and put it in my cold oven.

Try this. Wrap it in foil, wrap it up again with 2-3 old towels and put it in an Igloo ice chest. It stays warm all day and continues to tenderize.






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Catman88
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WSM is still one of the best purchases I have ever made. 100% satisfied with it.

I have been wanting one of these too. When the alarm goes off its a local alarm? I typically go to sleep when Im smoking and wake up to check every now and then. Not sure what the alarm would do unless I slept outside.






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Btrtigerfan
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Try this. Wrap it in foil, wrap it up again with 2-3 old towels and put it in an Igloo ice chest. It stays warm all day and continues to tenderize.


Thanks. I'll try it.






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Btrtigerfan
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When the alarm goes off its a local alarm?


Yes. I wish it had a remote or something. The plus side is, it held the temp for the entire 10hr cook. I'll look when I get home to see how much charcoal was left. I would imagine a 12hr cook would have been no problem.






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Catman88
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I know typically I get around 12-13 hours without having to add any coal. I would imagine this would make that more efficient.





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Eddie Vedder
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WSM is still one of the best purchases I have ever made. 100% satisfied with it.



absolutely; love mine.

despite having great success maintaining temp over long smokes with just the WSM's regular setup, i find myself really tempted to check out this gadget...looks really cool...






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tewino
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re: Pimping my Weber Smokey Mountain


How much do they cost?






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Rouge
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what blower did you get and what size WSM do you have?





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Btrtigerfan
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re: Pimping my Weber Smokey Mountain


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what blower did you get and what size WSM do you have?


I have a 18 1/2in WSM. If fits my needs perfectly. I bought the 20CFM blower because I sometimes cook my chicken around 350F.






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