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Pappy 01-12-2013 07:30 PM

WSM keeps on truckin after 30 years!
 
I used my 30 year old WSM today. It was the 1st time I didn't use the Pitmaster IQ110 to control the temp. It ran perfect without it. The WSM smokers are solid smokers. I doubt if I'll use the IQ110 on it again, that's how steady it ran. The IQ110 is great for the UDS & pork butts & long cooks.

JazzyBadger 01-12-2013 07:39 PM

Yep when I first got it my wife said "Think it'll last you the rest of your life?" I said, "I think it'll last the rest of our youngest son's life, I'll probably give it to one of the boys before I reach that point."

djoseph74 01-12-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Pappy (Post 2326468)
I used my 30 year old WSM today.

Wow, that's great! I used mine for the first time today. Held the temperature like a champ for over 7 hours! Here's to 30 more years!

FIREPIT 01-12-2013 08:00 PM

I just bought a new WSM last week because of this forum! Congrats on 30 years of great food and great memories!

Corky 01-12-2013 08:12 PM

Super! I have had mine for eleven years now and it is still going strong. What a wonderful design they came up with!

HankB 01-12-2013 08:21 PM

Congratulations! :clap:

I've had my 18.5 WSM since August of '09 and hope to be using it 30 years from now.


Wait... Pictures or it didn't happen! :tongue:

LittleHill Smoke 01-12-2013 08:32 PM

Wow, thirty years that's great.. I just ordered mine yesterday. Hope it last me that long..

chriscw81 01-12-2013 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pappy (Post 2326468)
I used my 30 year old WSM today. It was the 1st time I didn't use the Pitmaster IQ110 to control the temp. It ran perfect without it. The WSM smokers are solid smokers. I doubt if I'll use the IQ110 on it again, that's how steady it ran. The IQ110 is great for the UDS & pork butts & long cooks.

I'm dying to see a picture of that WSM!!!!




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caseydog 01-12-2013 08:39 PM

Pappy, have you owned it the whole time? That would blow away my ownership of my 22.5 redhead I got new in 1995.

CD

1911Ron 01-12-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by HankB (Post 2326528)
Congratulations! :clap:

I've had my 18.5 WSM since August of '09 and hope to be using it 30 years from now.


Wait... Pictures or it didn't happen! :tongue:

Yes do share pictures!

Boshizzle 01-12-2013 09:14 PM

Wow, congrats! I bet Weber would like to hear about that record!

Pappy 01-12-2013 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chriscw81 (Post 2326552)
I'm dying to see a picture of that WSM!!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by caseydog (Post 2326555)
Pappy, have you owned it the whole time? CD

I think I am the 2nd owner for about 1 year. I got it off of CL for $50. Another Brethren was 1st on the sale and decided that he didn't need another one, so I ended up getting it.

I added some Wheels
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3871.jpg

Clay Saucer
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3872.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3873.jpg

New door & Lid handle
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3874.jpg

Can of Easy-Off to give it the new car shine! The legs had a lot of rust (steel legs). I power wire brushed them and sprayed with with clear 500 degree engine paint. New nuts & bolts.

Added some homemade side Weber handles and a grommet for the ET732. New lid Weber thermometer. Handles for the charcoal grate. The charcoal door was steel. I wasn't able to get the right shape to make it air tight, so I bought a aluminum replacement from Weber.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3905.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3901.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3885.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3884.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3882.jpg

mbshop 01-12-2013 10:36 PM

nice mods. i've chosen to keep mine stock though the wheel conversion is appealing.

Captain Dave 01-13-2013 03:49 AM

My uds doesn't need an IQ10

Captain Dave 01-13-2013 03:51 AM

nice mods.... espc the fire basket. You must be in that thing, what $1000.00???


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