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Webber smokers, what can't they do?

 
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Changeling
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PostPosted: Sep 10 2012    Post subject: Webber smokers, what can't they do? Reply with quote

Hello to all.

I was wondering about the "Webber" smokers, everyone seems to think they are really great, witch is an awesome recommendation!

However I was wondering things on the "other hand"!

What can't this smoker do very well?

I personally want one that does great on smoking ribs/shoulders/fish, whatever I want to smoke, and able to kinda take care of itself during the job!

Is this asking to much?

If not, is there a reasonably priced unit out there capable of doing it?

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PostPosted: Sep 10 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Build an Ugly Drum Smoker. UDS.
About $100 plus your time.
Work great.
There are all different kinds of plans and looks out there.
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PostPosted: Sep 10 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
Build an Ugly Drum Smoker. UDS.
About $100 plus your time.
Work great.
There are all different kinds of plans and looks out there.
SoEzzy's Build Thread


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PostPosted: Sep 10 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't want to build anything, Weber Smokey Mountain reeks of quality. I can't personally think of anything it won't do. I love my 22" WSM and I think I'll still have it 20 years from now.

If you are handy with tools, then you've got your advice above. Smile
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PostPosted: Sep 11 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^^^ Nuff said ^^^^^^
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PostPosted: Sep 11 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't bring ya a Beer !
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PostPosted: Sep 13 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can smoke anything to an unmatched quality. The only thing you might find a setback, is if you are asked to cook for a large crowd (50 plus).
I have two 18's and one 22. Keep your eye on craigslist for them. I got an unused 18" for $150.
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PostPosted: Sep 15 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curtis is right about big crowds but it also depends on what you're cooking for that 50 person crowd. My WSM, 22.5" will fit 3 10 Lb butts on each grate. Barely but it will. If 60 Lbs of butt isn't enough for 50 then you have bigger issues than a smoker that is too small.
So far, in regards to smoking-low-n-slow, I haven't found what it won't do. It does exactly what I ask. But it won't remain unaffected by weather. Direct sun causes the temp to run hot.
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PostPosted: Sep 18 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="NAVET"]Curtis is right about big crowds but it also depends on what you're cooking for that 50 person crowd. My WSM, 22.5" will fit 3 10 Lb butts on each grate. Barely but it will. If 60 Lbs of butt isn't enough for 50 then you have bigger issues than a smoker that is too small.
So far, in regards to smoking-low-n-slow, I haven't found what it won't do. It does exactly what I ask. But it won't remain unaffected by weather. Direct sun causes the temp to run hot.[/quote]


NAVET, Thanks for your response. I am only cooking for 20 at the very most and that would be rarely.
Usually only for 1 to 6. Menu would be chickens most of the time and 1 to 2 pork shoulders/Butts and 1 to 4 racks of ribs on occasion. What do you think ?

On the side: I would like to thank you for what you have done for this country as a "Veteran". You sir or a part of a team of people who keep this country safe in the through's of opposing forces wherever and whoever they may be! Thank you!

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PostPosted: Sep 18 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changeling cooking for 20 is a breeze on one of these things. You say you like chicken you can put 5 5lb birds on each rack, I did 4 chickens on the bottom a fatty,6 turkey legs and 2 dozen ABT's on the top


or if ya want a snack


or these 3 8lbers

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PostPosted: Sep 18 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curtis wrote:
They can smoke anything to an unmatched quality. The only thing you might find a setback, is if you are asked to cook for a large crowd (50 plus).
I have two 18's and one 22. Keep your eye on craigslist for them. I got an unused 18" for $150.


One of them won't cook for a crowd or fill the freezer. So much more set and forget than my offset though.
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PostPosted: Sep 19 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Smoker and Curtis, I think you have got me convinced!

Old Smoker I really enjoyed your picture presentation, actually it was "Awesome", I wanted to reach through the screen and grab those ribs, I mean, dam you made me hungry.

The only question I have now is whether to get the 18 or 20 inch model?
Is the 18 inch model a "lot" more constrictive in the amount of things that can be smoked? I would really appreciate info/examples if you happen to have them, or just explain to me the variables.

You guys have been excellent in your presentations and opinions, so I would really appreciate this last leg of my search.

Thanks Changeling
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PostPosted: Sep 20 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven't been here yet you should check it out.

http://virtualweberbullet.com/

there's a lot of good reading and it's all about the WSM both 18 and 22
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