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Old 01-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Hey guys first time poster long time viewer. I am fixing to start trying to compete some in local shows around my area. I already have a char griller akorn now but i am looking for one more smoker to put on the trailer.I was thinking of either a wsm or a napoleon. What do you guys think also tryting to keep it under 400 ( if more i could just get a 2nd akorn) thanks for a awsome sight
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Can't go wrong with a 22.5 WSM. I have been doing contest with a one 18.5 and one 22.5 works well. Good luck 👍

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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+2 on the WSM - a great addition.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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A 22 1/2" WSM is right in your price range and turns out great 'q.

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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Wsm 22
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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Don't buy a wsm 22................unless you want a great smoker, easy to use and in your price range.

Good luck with the competitions!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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WSM is the perfect complement for the price imo.

You have the high-heat capability of the Akorn, and the low n' slow of the WSM not to mention good capacity.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #8
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Chalk up another vote for the 22 WSM.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #9
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I compete on four 18.5" WSMs. It would be the perfect complement.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #10
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just to be diffferent....

make yourself a UDS and save the extra money for meat to cook
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #11
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Seems to me a 22" WSM would be easier to move around then a UDS would be,

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:59 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by chriscw81 View Post
just to be diffferent....

make yourself a UDS and save the extra money for meat to cook
That answer took longer than it usually does

Seriously- can't go wrong with either a wsm or uds. And I would definitely take a wsm over a napoleon.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #13
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #14
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Another vote for WSM
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:25 AM   #15
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Yep WSM is your best bet
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