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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question for those who compete using WSM's. I am doing my first single-entry event this year, with the intent to do a full comp next season, or even later this summer. I am in the process of procuring equipment, and I am getting a 2@" WSM, and was wondering if adding an 18" would be enough for me to compete with. Just wondering what people thought.

any feedback even on what you have experienced with the WSM's in competition would be greatly appreciated as well.

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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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You can certainly compete with 2 wsm's. I cooked a KCBS comp on 1 18"wsm. 2 butts on top and a brisket on bottom. Got 'em done by 5am and into a cambro. Then ribs on top til wrapped and then on the bottom while chicken cooked on top til turn in. Came home with a trophy, a ribbon and 2 checks worth 4 times what I paid for the cooker. Don't do much better than that now on my Lang!
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Thanks Rawtalent.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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We use 2 18's and 2 22's for competition...one bullet for each meat...but that's because we use different smokewood and cooking temps for each meat. You can easily do 4 meats on two bullets. Good luck!
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We used 1 22 and 1 18 last year for 5 comps. Didn't have any problems. This year we added another 22.
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We use 2 22" for a full KCBS comp.

It gets a little tricky with the big meats but, I cook a little hotter than most might in the WSM world.
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Thanks everyone... I had been curious because in my local area, I once in a while see a WSM on Craigs List, but I have only seen the 18" ones there, so I am thinking if I can get a good deal via craigs list, then it might be better than buying a new one... depending on condition and price. T
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We currently use three 22 inch and a kettle. When I switched from my offset stick burner, I did a comp on one 22 WSM! Took some creative timing but got third in ribs! Just keep the wind off them and they rock! Very easy on the fuel too.
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You can certainly do a contest on a single 22" bullet, and having an extra would give you a lot more flexibility with your timing. A 18.5" one for your second cooker should allow you plenty of space for everything. Good luck--bullets ROCK!
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We normally do 1 22" and 1 18" bullet, plus an 18" kettle (that fits with legs off inside the 22. Rarely an issue.
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I'll chime in as well, I have competed in FBA & KCBS with one 22" WSM, but I did buy an 18" for this year.
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2-22s and 18 WSM here
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Two 22's and two 18's here.
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good thread in this forum about the logistics from the WSM competitors:


http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...&highlight=wsm



Looking to pick up my second (the smaller bullet) today as I am not sure how realiable my access is to my b-i-l's 22. I plan on using the my kettle for chicken.
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