Originally Posted by Trumpstylz
Is the heat up time quicker or about the same as a wsm?
That depends on how you light the cooker. If you put lots of lit coals in, it'll heat up quicker and vice versa. The real factors there are A) how hot do you want the cooker to settle out at (what temp will you be cooking) and B) how long do you let your fire go before you put the meat in? The first question pertains to how vigorously your fire will need to burn to get to our desired temp. The reason I ask the second question is because I like to let my fire burn until I have nice light blue smoke coming out of it rather than start cooking in the clouds of grey or white smoke you get when you first light it up. That usually takes about 45 minutes or more from the time I dump the lit coals in.