Originally Posted by the_hunchback
Question for you guys that have experience with both a UDS and WSM (18.5). Which one would you get if you had the choice. I can possibly get a WSM for around $150 but am trying to decide which way to go. Thanks.
I own and compete with one 18.5 WSM and two drums. I only use the WSM for chicken and am thinking about retiring it completely this Spring. The pros to me are: drums to me burn more efficiently, ability to cook a lot more meat than the 18.5 WSM, able to burn for longer periods of time with the larger charcoal basket. The cons: drums are a little more difficult to travel with if you don't have a pickup or trailer.
I don't think you can go wrong with either so don't spend too much time making the decision.