Originally Posted by jamus34
I personally think there's quite a bit inherent issues with a 26"" WSM.
Weight-wise, for shipping purposes it probably puts you out of UPS range and that would then really eliminate Amazon as an effective outlet.
Also, price-wise you'd probably be looking at $700-$800 if not more, assuming that the 22 WSM is 4x the amount of a OTS and about 3x the amount of a OTG. Based on the cost of the 26 OTG you'd be looking at $900-$1000, not including tax / shipping.
In all honesty I don't think Weber can make a vertical smoker that size and really have it competitive. I think the insulated box smokers will be more attractive once all is said and done.
But I'm just a BBQ noob...what do I know.
Really good points. Thanks for raining on my parade. Seriously, though, I'd never really given much thought to how much one would actually cost. I guess I'd just assumed $500-$600, but that does now seem a little unrealistic.
97 18.5" Kettle (restore in progress), 08 18.5 WSM, 13 22.5 WSM, 05 22.5 Performer, 13 SJ