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mohunter09
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 9:52 am    Post subject: Weber worth the money? Reply with quote

I'm at beginning of 100 gallon smoker build which may take several months and I want to do some smoking now. I've never cooked on a store bought
Smoker but every smoker I liked was pop can thin and awful besides the weber except its a unique design
Are they worth the money will I like it ? I hope it's ok to post this here!?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if your asking about the weber wsm there worth every penny .
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes definitely talking about weber WSM
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're not smoking in 'quantity', a 22" kettle makes an awesome smoker..
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never owned a WSM, but if they're anything like the Performer, they're worth every penny. Best grill I've ever owned and likely the last grill I'll ever own.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have both the 18.5" and the 22.5" WSM. While the smaller cannot carry as much food and has a time cooking a full packer the temps are more stable than the larger one. On that note once you get used to the larger one it cooks fantastic. We use them more than the offsets because it allows us to to daily chores on the weekend with minimal time spent tending to the cooker.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you take care of them just a little, they last forever. I just sold a WSM that I had. It was 30 years old. It was like new. I also had one that was 28 years old that I gave to my BIL. Again, like new.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigOrson wrote:
Never owned a WSM, but if they're anything like the Performer, they're worth every penny. Best grill I've ever owned and likely the last grill I'll ever own.


+1....... I'm trying to find another Weber Performer right now which will be the second in the arsenal!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not going to lie after watching 2 hours of wsm videos on YouTube last night it makes me want to buy one real bad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll never regret it. Even when the other is finished, I'll bet you'll still fire up the Weber on occasion. They are also often available on Craig's list, either the kettle or WSM.
Currently I have 5 kettles and 3 WSMs and use them all.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06 13 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weber customer service is awesome!

And Weber products are worth the money!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the 18.5" and absolutely love it. Load, light, set vents, and come back later to finished food. Perfect for overnight cooks (If you like your sleep as much as I do Laughing ). Amazon usually has them for $300 w/shipping and cover. I did a couple of mods on mine to make it even better - expanded metal for the coal grate makes lump burn better (briquettes work better though) and folding handles for the center section.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll I think I'm going to go pick one up at Home Depot tonight ... It's like 14 degrees here wonder if I could still do some ribs??
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Six pork butts on five kettles......



All of them were aquired free, all except one still in service,
"Tommy" has wobbly legs & is retired.......

You can find decent ones at garage sales & want ads & will suffice,
like said above for simple one or two item smokes, until you get your bigger one done.....................

If the scratch is available, go WSM for more grate space & probably a bit easier operation.......
those don't come up all that often used.....people tend to keep them !!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohunter: the cold doesn't affect them much, wind can be a PITA but wind breaks are easy to create.
1buckie: I have one 22" kettle that I replaced the legs with 6" pieces of conduit. Makes a neat little firepit. That way "Tommy" can still be useful
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll it's bought and paid for pick up at Home Depot at 3pm 18.5 wsm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mohunter09 wrote:
We'll it's bought and paid for pick up at Home Depot at 3pm 18.5 wsm


WOO HOO!! You're gonna love it. If you want my advice, get some natural briquettes (NOT blue Kingsford) and some chicken leg quarters and fire that baby up for a test drive. On your first couple of cooks the temps will somewhat harder to control until you get the shine off the inside. Fill up the charcoal base and add a chimney of lit. Some folks like to foil the water pan for easier clean up. I don't, but it's a matter of what works best for you. Fill the water pan with hot water and put your chicken on. Run the top vent wide open and control temps with the bottom ones. For my first cook I would run the bottom ones 3/4-full open to get some heat going. Hope this helps and enjoy your new toy! I know I was excited when I got mine and I think it made my other cookers jealous Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best money you have ever spent.

I use kingsford + foil the pan though.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked it up few minutes ago didn't even make it out of store before someone stopped me and asked if I knew what I bought and that I'd love it he then told me a forum to go to and I told him I was a member here
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07 13 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright man, it's been an hour and a half. WE NEED PICS!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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