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Second cook on new WSM 22.5
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Stevenson Oct 15, 2009.

NEW WSM 22.5 Charcoal Grate/Vent tang interferance solution
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lou Feb 11, 2009.


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Your Team Name
Smoke-n-spice gang
Have you ever cooked in a competition?
What brand of cookers do you have?
Brinckmann, WSM 22.5, gasser
How long have you been BBQing?
14 yrs
What is your fuel of choice?
Charcoal, Lump
What food do you BBQ best?
salmon, ribs
Introduce yourself, tell us all a little about you.
Retired, like to eat bbq too much.

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Apple Creek Timber Inc Smoke cook training

Team "Smoke-N-Spice" members, Dan Stevens, Kevin and Gina Shields and myself, attended smoke cook training hosted and presented by Rick Naught of Apple Creek Timber, Inc of Edgewood, Wa on Friday evening and Saturday May 1 and 2.

The training was overseen by none other than David Klose of Kose Pit fame from Houston, Tx. Taking the class were 15 teams from around the area.

The host was very gracious, entertaining and informative and I think everyone had a good time in… Continue

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 9:21am

WSM Cart and first use of Kingsford Competition

I haven't quite gotten this site figured out or I would have posted here instead of in my page. My recent post in my page is a report on my first use of Competition K and pictures of my newly built garden cart for my WSM 22.5

Please go to My Page and check them out if you're interested.

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 3:23pm

First cook w/Competition K

The last four pictures I added to my photos are of my smoker station in the back yard, my newly built yard cart for the WSM 22.5 and my recent cook with Kingsford Competition.

I finally found some at Costco in Woodinville. Why they don't carry it in Issaquah beats the life out of me and apparently Costco folks as well.

To report on Competition K.

I cooked two 7 lb Boston Butts bone in. In the interest of reducing the time I cut them in half creating four equal. I also… Continue

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 2:17pm — 3 Comments

RIB Rack

The picture of my cooking grate with the rib rack filled with four full racks of SL cut ribs and the sides filled with the trimmings, illustrates how much meat you can get on the top rack of a 22.5.

While it cooked great in my opinion I am not enthused with the notion of using a rib rack in competition. For feeding the neighbors it worked well but it would be easier to get consistent bark and color if all ribs were flat on the grate w/o touching or interfering with how you sptriz or… Continue

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 10:31am — 1 Comment


What you've heard is correct. As they come from the factory the charcoal grate is too close to the lower vents and actually hits the vent tang preventing it from closing 100%. The interferance is perhaps in the range of 20% or less but in my limited experience, one cook, that is enough to make me want to fix it.

My solution is to make an "L" shaped bracket with sides of approx 1 1/2" and 3/4" inches and bolt that to the upper leg bolts inside the bottom which will then raise the… Continue

Posted on February 8, 2009 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:13am on April 7, 2009, Gold Bar-B-Q Bob Beeman said…
Thank you for posting the photo’s from the Pike Place Market. I t was sure nice to see and visit with you and your family.
At 10:19pm on February 22, 2009, JONATHAN said…
Thank you that helps it's going to be trial and error for me untill i get to know
how to use the one i'm in the process of building. Had planned on buying
one till i got laid off in Nov.,now i have the time i'm going to build one.
Have a good week
At 5:01pm on February 22, 2009, JONATHAN said…
Hope you don't mind me asking when you first cooked on your new grill in
pic's did you season it?? and how ??.
At 7:25pm on January 17, 2009, Gold Bar-B-Q Bob Beeman said…
Yes I do cook on a WSM's at the competition's along with a 22.5” Weber Kettle and sometimes a mail that’s another storey.
No restaurant in Gold Bar. Just enjoy competition cooking, teaching BBQ & the comrodary among the group of people involved in barbecue.
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At 12:38pm on January 17, 2009, Gold Bar-B-Q Bob Beeman said…
Just as soon as you do your test cook on your new 22.5 WSM please post your thoughts and some photos on the site. I here a lot of people talking about the new cooker but I don’t know anyone that has purchased one yet.
At 9:22pm on January 13, 2009, Gold Bar-B-Q Bob Beeman said…
I remember now once you posted you photos you where next to Gil aka Smokin Red Wolf. I was just to the west of him. You have that very nice tent. You know there is only 82 days or 1,968 hours or 11 weeks until Pike Place. After all this weather I am thinking of packing up my cookers and going south (will not happen this year).
At 12:26pm on January 11, 2009, Gold Bar-B-Q Bob Beeman said…
Hi Lue,
Thank you for taking the time and checking into & joining Gold Bar-B-Q’s site.
And posting your photo. This is going to be a fun site. Keep checking in there should be new things posted on the site almost daily. Fell free to post any time you like. See you this coming BBQ season.


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