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stargate823 05-04-2013 07:30 PM

WSM as a UDS???
 
I'm sure that this question has been asked to death - but I'm looking for feedback for those who may have tried it. I currently have an 18" Weber Smokey Mountain. I measured the distance from the top of the charcoal ring to the top grate and its a decent amount less than 24". I'm planning on adding a 22" Smokey Mountain soon - so I cannot speak for it's height. My question is can a 22" WSM be used without anything between the grate and coals to replicate the pit flavor of a UDS? Is there enough distance there to do that? If not, maybe with a rotisserie ring expansion? Thanks for replies in advance... :mrgreen:

Smoothsmoke 05-04-2013 07:32 PM

I would think so.

fantomlord 05-04-2013 07:41 PM

well...there's really only 1 way to find out, isn't there? let us know, and post some pics!

stargate823 05-04-2013 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by fantomlord (Post 2470190)
well...there's really only 1 way to find out, isn't there? let us know, and post some pics!


I plan on it - as soon as I get my 22 WSM. That will officially put me up to 5 cookers.... I wonder if "she" will notice?!?! :twitch: LOL!

1MoreFord 05-04-2013 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by stargate823 (Post 2470193)
I plan on it - as soon as I get my 22 WSM. That will officially put me up to 5 cookers.... I wonder if "she" will notice?!?! :twitch: LOL!


She will probably notice. Women can count. They may have trouble telling one of your toys from another one but they Can count. Don't let her see all of them at the same time or in the same place. That's your only hope.:-P

criffaaa1 05-04-2013 11:51 PM

have a 22 and have never thought of that. I was planning on doing some bb ribs and just might give it a try.

kenthanson 05-05-2013 12:10 AM

Just did that on my 18 last week with chicken. 12 drums on top rack, no water pan and running 325. Worked out good.

stargate823 05-06-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by kenthanson (Post 2470478)
Just did that on my 18 last week with chicken. 12 drums on top rack, no water pan and running 325. Worked out good.


Chicken is a great test.... so far I've not been a fan of chicken low and slow. I might have to try that with my 18! :biggrin1:

Carbon 05-06-2013 09:20 PM

Another option is to build yourself a UDS. This way you've got yourself a genuine UDS and also have the option of running it like a WSM by installing a clay saucer. And in the process you can save yourself over $200. :)

EDIT: Ooops...I meant $300

stargate823 05-06-2013 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Carbon (Post 2472752)
Another option is to build yourself a UDS. This way you've got yourself a genuine UDS and also have the option of running it like a WSM by installing a clay saucer. And in the process you can save yourself over $200. :)

Unfortunately I have no economical way of picking up or transporting a drum otherwise I would build one. Since I'm buying the 22" wsm either way I was seeing if I could multitask. I think I may need to invest in a truck at some point. There were 2 gas Webers given away for free on Craigslist this weekend!

cameraman 05-06-2013 10:31 PM

that's how I do chicks too -- works great

saxart 05-07-2013 12:29 AM

Can somebody explain this thread to me, a newbie to the world of BBQ?

Just built a mini-UDS this past weekend. I bought the clay saucer, but have yet to use it. What is the difference between cooking with the saucer vs. without? I'm guessing the saucer just mitigates the temps so they don't swing as quickly between vent adjustments?

I guess I always thought of a WSM and a UDS to be pretty much the same thing, from a function standpoint until reading this thread, so now I"m "kerfused"!

Thanks!

martyleach 05-07-2013 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by stargate823 (Post 2470193)
I plan on it - as soon as I get my 22 WSM. That will officially put me up to 5 cookers.... I wonder if "she" will notice?!?! :twitch: LOL!

5 cookers? You are making me feel a little better....

stargate823 05-09-2013 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by martyleach (Post 2472938)
5 cookers? You are making me feel a little better....

Added number 5 today - 2001 Smokey Joe from craigslist for $10 bucks! Although it's so small it doesn't really count.... right? :biggrin1:


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