Can I use my Weber Smokey Mountain as a grill?

A number of people have asked, “Can the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker be used as a grill?” The answer is yes! It has the same cooking capacity as the Weber 18.5″ kettle grill and can turn out a good grilled steak or burger.

Can you use Weber Smokey Mountain without water pan?

Yes, you can barbecue meat in the WSM without using any water pan or diffuser, letting the grease drip directly into the hot coals. Some of that grease will vaporize and create smoke that gives your meat a grilled flavor.

What is the purpose of a water pan in a smoker?

Water pans help to stabilize your smoker’s cooking temperatures. This is because water can’t go above its boiling temperature of 212°F, or 100°C, regardless of how hot you try to make your smoker. Target smoking temperatures are usually around 225°F.

Why do you need water in a smoker?

If the surface of the meat remains moist, the formation of BBQ bark is delayed, allowing more smoke and chemicals to absorb into the meat that helps the smoke ring formation. Secondly, keeping the meat moist also helps smoke particles to stick more easily onto the surface.

Can you boil water on a Weber?

Instead of going into the kitchen all the time—I hate running up and down the stairs—I started using my Weber as a stovetop. A grill can do a lot more than just, well, grill: It boils water (for steaming mussels or blanching green beans) or simmers a sauce (think blistered tomatoes with basil and brown butter).

Can you cook with wood in a Weber Smokey Mountain?

A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker (water smoker) is a fantastic barbecue to use for smoking at low and slow temperatures (below 150°C). It maintains low consistent heat with ease. More than that, you can easily infuse your foods with incredible wood smoke simply by using several wood chunks.

Does Weber Smokey Mountain need to be seasoned?

If the custom-built pit is like a cast iron skillet, the WSM is like a piece of Le Creuset cookware—it doesn’t need seasoning and will provide many years of excellent service without rusting.

Can you use lump charcoal in a Weber Smokey Mountain?

The most common fuels used in the WSM are charcoal briquettes and lump charcoal. Both fuels have advantages and disadvantages, and both can be used to make great barbecue.

How do you use a Weber Smokey Mountain?

How To Cook on Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) – YouTube

How do you cook ribs on a Weber Smokey Mountain?

18″ Weber Smokey Mountain – St. Louis Style Ribs – YouTube

How do you smoke chicken wings on a Weber Smokey Mountain?

Chicken Wings On The 18” Weber Smokey Mountain – YouTube

How much wood do you use in a Weber Smokey Mountain?

Q: How much smoke wood should be used in the WSM? A: Many people use too much smoke wood in the WSM. For most cooks, no more than 2-6 fist-sized chunks of dry smoke wood are required.

How do you smoke a brisket on a Weber Smokey Mountain?

Choice Brisket on Weber Smokey Mountain | Detailed Tutorial


How to set up Weber Smokey Mountain for grilling

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