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Unread 01-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default WSM keeps on truckin after 30 years!

I used my 30 year old WSM today. It was the 1st time I didn't use the Pitmaster IQ110 to control the temp. It ran perfect without it. The WSM smokers are solid smokers. I doubt if I'll use the IQ110 on it again, that's how steady it ran. The IQ110 is great for the UDS & pork butts & long cooks.
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Unread 01-12-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Yep when I first got it my wife said "Think it'll last you the rest of your life?" I said, "I think it'll last the rest of our youngest son's life, I'll probably give it to one of the boys before I reach that point."
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I used my 30 year old WSM today.
Wow, that's great! I used mine for the first time today. Held the temperature like a champ for over 7 hours! Here's to 30 more years!
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Unread 01-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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I just bought a new WSM last week because of this forum! Congrats on 30 years of great food and great memories!
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Super! I have had mine for eleven years now and it is still going strong. What a wonderful design they came up with!
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Congratulations!

I've had my 18.5 WSM since August of '09 and hope to be using it 30 years from now.


Wait... Pictures or it didn't happen!
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Wow, thirty years that's great.. I just ordered mine yesterday. Hope it last me that long..
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I used my 30 year old WSM today. It was the 1st time I didn't use the Pitmaster IQ110 to control the temp. It ran perfect without it. The WSM smokers are solid smokers. I doubt if I'll use the IQ110 on it again, that's how steady it ran. The IQ110 is great for the UDS & pork butts & long cooks.
I'm dying to see a picture of that WSM!!!!




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Unread 01-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #9
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Pappy, have you owned it the whole time? That would blow away my ownership of my 22.5 redhead I got new in 1995.

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Congratulations!

I've had my 18.5 WSM since August of '09 and hope to be using it 30 years from now.


Wait... Pictures or it didn't happen!
Yes do share pictures!
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Wow, congrats! I bet Weber would like to hear about that record!
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Pappy, have you owned it the whole time? CD
I think I am the 2nd owner for about 1 year. I got it off of CL for $50. Another Brethren was 1st on the sale and decided that he didn't need another one, so I ended up getting it.

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Added some homemade side Weber handles and a grommet for the ET732. New lid Weber thermometer. Handles for the charcoal grate. The charcoal door was steel. I wasn't able to get the right shape to make it air tight, so I bought a aluminum replacement from Weber.









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Unread 01-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #13
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nice mods. i've chosen to keep mine stock though the wheel conversion is appealing.
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My uds doesn't need an IQ10
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Unread 01-13-2013, 03:51 AM   #15
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nice mods.... espc the fire basket. You must be in that thing, what $1000.00???
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