This article is an overall, how-to guide for the Weber Smokey Mountain (often referred to as a WSM). We will look at the science of how they work, as well as basic controls, cooking techniques and then finish with a look at potential modifications (mods).
This is just a quick Southern Comfort (or any Bourbon you like really - SC is quite sweet and works well, but there’s plenty of sweetness in BBQ sauce anyway so it could easily be swapped straight out for Jack Daniels or anything you fancy - just please don’t use an expensive single malt in there!)
BBQ sauce can be a great condiment. It’s a bit of a shame that its a little overused now, and often used to cover up for poor BBQ in chain pubs (I’m talking about all those times I’ve eaten reheated pulled pork mush, drowned in generic sweet BBQ sauce to hide the lack of quality in the pork). In moderation, and by that I mean, so its not all you can taste - I love it on barbecued chicken, pork ribs and even pulled pork, just as long as is modestly applied. Most supermarkets here in the UK will have several shelves stocked with different brands of BBQ sauces, but all mostly of a similar style (ketchup based) but with varying degrees of quality, and don’t get me started on the BBQ sauce pizza sauce that Dominos use.