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Old 11-21-2014, 05:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by mrjoe View Post
Trying to avoid the hitch basket, at least until I see if I am really into compa. Good suggestio. though.
those hitch baskets come on real handy for all sorts of things.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #17
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I would also recommend a hitch hauler. I got mine from Amazon for $120 and free shipping from prime. It's 24x60. For a reference, here it is on the back of my Grand Cherokee.

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Old 11-21-2014, 08:43 PM   #18
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I have a 22 a 18 and yes 14, i recomend buying more!!
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:08 AM   #19
somebody shut me the fark up.

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2 x 18 will take up more room than a single 22.5 and then you have to manage 2 fires instead of one. Dumb move.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:34 AM   #20
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nope I wouldnt do it,
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:25 AM   #21
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I agree with newtwoq. If you're going to start competing, you should keep it. You'll find yourself wanting, or needing another one. It's a bit tricky to smoke different meats in a WSM when competing . Turn-in times vary and you're always making last minute adjustments prior to turn-in. For competition, if you can afford to have a WSM for each category, all you need to worry about is room for trophies. My ol' beat up 22" is my Brisket machine on cook offs.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:22 AM   #22
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I think do to value and cost of getting set up you would be best to keep your 22" (perfect size for briskets and long ribs) and try to pick up a used 18" or new if you can afford it. The 22" is big but still portable.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:31 AM   #23
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Keep the 22" and invest in a Cajun Bandit Stacker.
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