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Old 05-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Saw this on craigslist...

I'm in the market for a new smoker (moving on from the Chargriller), and looking for a 22.5 WSM. Searching craigslist, I found this.

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/for/2378058646.html

Would you guys get this over a WSM?
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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Me, I would get the 22.5 WSM. But thats not to say there is anything wrong with the pellet burner
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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Just my opinion here but no. I would get the 22" WSM. There certainly are some advantages to a set and forget cooker, (the WSM is just that) but when you factor in the potential broken or jammed auger, a pellet bridge, power failure, pellet expense etc... well I think you know where I'm coming from.

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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Did you see this?:

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/spo/2404499497.html

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #5
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So how much meat can I expect to get on a WSM 22.5?
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:00 AM   #6
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You can get four pork butts per rack if you stand them on end, three if you lay them flat. At least that's how it works in my UDS .
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:11 AM   #7
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The largest load I have done on my WSM is 65 lbs of butts. 4 on top & 4 on bottom. And, I've seen a pic where a guy has about 20 racks of ribs, but it was really full.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #8
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Brand new to the forum (or any forum) and not exactly sure how to jump into the discussion. If anyone's still following this thread, I'm about to purchase my first "real" smoker. I've smoked meat on a cheep elec/water smoker and did okay with it. And I've made some smoke with my gas grill. But I'm ready to upgrade. Still trying to decide which route to go: WSM, pellet smoker (Yoder probably after reading reviews and knowing my budget), or stick burner (Lang 36" most likely). I've spent hours reading this forum and would welcome any thoughts you have, but I know I'm ultimately going to have to decide between and apple, orange, and banana--3 unique smokers which their pros and cons. I guess one question I do have is, can the pellet grill give the nice bark that I so want on a brisket? Grew up in TX and love smoked brisket with that tasty bark.

But my real reason for posting on this thread is that I came across this smoker on craigslist this afternoon. If I went the stick burner route, does this look like a good deal? What questions do I need to ask? Thanks for the help (if you're still here).

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/bfs/2542263999.html
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:21 PM   #9
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If he can get 700 for that, I should get a 1000 for mine. I had it built for about 125 many moons ago. If I could get just one smoker for ease, cost etc, build a UDS.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:28 PM   #10
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Hey Brisket Flats, go into the Cattle Call section and introduce yourself and get a proper welcome from the brethren!! as for smoker be prepared this will not be your only purchase, I have many as do most of the brethren its a far worse addiction than drugs... welcome anyway!! as far as cooker anything that says lang is worth it.... just depends on you I prefer stick burners because I like to fiddle with it during cook.. thats just me and I feel that stick burners are true smoking! IMO I will probably get killed for that!! anyway welcome!!!
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #11
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if you go to most comps you will find the weber wsm all over the place. thats a big hint.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:10 PM   #12
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Thanks for the quick responses. I was expecting silence (crickets chirping . . .). Already loving this place. I'm a pyro and love playing with fire so that attracts me to the stickburner (and that's what the BBQ I grew up on was smoked on). But I also like sleep and have 4 small children (which makes long, labor-intensive smokes scare me a little). And I hear your warning about the addiction potential here, Okie. I can foresee having each one of these in the arsenal down the road. I guess I'm just trying to decide where to start.

BTW, Okie, my dad lives in Grove. We were up there over the 4th of July. From TX, but grew up going to Grand Lake every summer and love it up there.

Thanks again for the warm welcome. I'll be sure and go into the Cattle Call and introduce myself formally.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:35 AM   #13
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I had a Bandera. and due to a busy family life that didn't allow for long smokes I cooked only twice in a year. That was when I bought my first WSM, and now it is usually twice a month.
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