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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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I just discovered this forum a week ago and now looking for a new smoker. Im in the Pittsburgh area and can't find a drum to build my own so what is the best for under $400.00?
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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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A wsm
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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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No drums in the steel city!.? A WSM is a great choice.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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+1 on the WSM (Weber Smokey Mountain)

BTW, I lived in Mount Lebanon for a few years. Where are you?

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WSM.

Either size is just about where you need it pricewise.
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Yeh I have to agree with the WSM. Sure it costs a little but well worth it.
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Welcome to the forum. Another vote for the Weber Smokey Mountain.
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WSM is a good choice for a beginner cooker. How many people are you generally going to be cooking for? Is this going to serve as a grill too, or just a smoker? Need it to be portable?
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Count me in for the WSM! Love mine and will own a 22" to go with it... someday.
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agree with all of the above, go with the 22" WSM. i started with the chargrillers and made all the modifications to them but hardly use them now that i got the WSM's. great smokers.
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Sombody got to have a drum
My vote. Uds. Save some $ for meat..... wood, charcoal,lump.
If you got 400 heck you could order a brand new stainless & make us all jealous. Heck you have weber lid ,2 grates,temp control. And I hear some say they like their uds better. Cause it holds temp better.
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Another vote for the WSM.
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Usually cooking for about 10 people and it doesn't need to be portable. I heard that the 22wsm is hard to maintain a temp under 275 is that true and thanks for all the responses.
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Under 275 is over rated either way
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Under 275 is over rated either way
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