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Old 02-25-2014, 06:09 AM   #31
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Join Date: 12-27-12
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I started out on a master built electric. Bought a wsm 8 months later. Fast forward 2 years and I only used the electric for cheese and overnight cooks a few times, and the wsm gets more use than the Mbs ever did.

It broke this winter, and I honestly don't care to fix or replace it with another.

I'm going Pit Barrel instead!

In short, get the wsm.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:21 AM   #32
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Its damn cold in the north and I had both the masterbuilt and the bradley, I live 4 miles from bass pro, both smokers were useless in the cold around the end of oct, so I bought the 22.5 wsm and now i can use it all winter in a snow storm, so far this winter we got sum 76.8 inches of snow,
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:36 AM   #33
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WSM!!!! or a big green egg!
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:45 AM   #34
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I've used both and own a WSM. Hands down I would go with a WSM. Besides the 10 year warranty, the WSM is very easy to use. They will hold temps for hours with little to no adjustments. I own the 22.5" and cooked on my brother 18.5" and it is every bit and consistent on temps and a little easier on fuel.

You will get a flavor on the WSM that you can't replicate on an electric smoker with the added benefit of a bigger temperature range to cook with.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:13 PM   #35
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I pretty much agree with the others above. In making your decision, you need to consider other factors in addition to the flavor advantage of a WSM, that are unique to your situation. Time, is an issue with me, so most of the time I can't tend to a wood/charcoal smoker, unfortunately. So the set it and forget it advantage of my MES works well. No, the quality is probably not as good a WSM, all things being equal. But if your preparation methods and techniques are good, then your end product will be good with a MES, bottom line.
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