Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke
The WSM keeps very stable temperature and doesn't need an A.T.C. In my opinion.
Why not cook on it a few times and see what you think before you spring for one?
HSLS is wise!
Cook on it without any control systems and you may find that an ATC is unnecessary.
I have cooked on WSMs for years and can only recall one cook where I had issues getting to/maintaining temp, even in the coldest Wisconsin winters.
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