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Old 07-28-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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Can someone help enlighten me on the pros/consider of wsm vs the bubba keg please?

I'm planning on getting a WSM but just seen bubba keg on special for same price....

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:07 AM   #2
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Grrr auto-complete..... Pros/cons

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:27 AM   #3
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Bubba keg can do everything brilliantly.
Everything. Roast, bake, Pizza, seafood and steaks, all grilling, and can smoke all day long at low temps.
The WSM smokes brilliantly and can hold a much larger volume of meats.

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Bubba kegs are awesome, but they aren't the same price they used to be.

I think the bigger tossup is between the char griller akorn and the wsm. the bubbas just cost too much dough. At the price they're at now, I'd rather have a BGE or a stick burner.

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Old 07-28-2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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If you can get the Keg for the same price as the WSM, do it.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #6
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The bubba keg will be fine for those 12 smokes at 225 then?

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #7
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The bubba keg will be fine for those 12 smokes at 225 then?

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12 hour.....

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If you can get a Keg for the same price....I would jump on the Keg without hesitation!!!!!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:19 AM   #10
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for the same price get the keg... wsm's are great but alot easier to come by on the cheap
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The name "Bubba Keg" has been eliminated on the newer line of smoker/grills. The top of the line model (usually about $850) is the "Broil King Keg 4000" and the stripped down model
"Big Steel Keg 2000" (minus the cast iron cooking grid, swing away 2nd. level grid, side shelves and wheels) is $850 (Amazon prices). You can often find either for $50 less. It's well worth the extra hundred for "4000" model. Some "Bubba Kegs" may still be in stock. They had the same features ast the "4000" model... but were silver colored. Some of the early ones required a bit of Permatex Gold sealant around the intake vent... Not a big deal. They had an optional trailer hitch attachment for carrying behind any vehicle with a receiver type hitch. Can still order the attachment for the 4000 model. Brethren Dreggs has a Broil King 4000 in addition to a MAK 1 Star (pellet smoker) and a small BGE. He might chime in... Prod... Prod... David?... Forgot... It's only 7:45 am out there.
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12 hour.....

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You can get far more than 12 hours out of a keg. Last 4th of July I did 28 hours (couple of butts and some spares for the 4th of July celebration and after they were done a couple of butts for the freezer) and still had enough after the smoke for a high heat burn to clean up the mess on one load of lump.

That being said, I love my wsm. It's a great smoker. But if you want versatility the keg has it over the wsm. It's a great high heat machine as well.
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That's really an apple and oranges comparison. The WSM is basically a dedicated smoker with the a larger volume. The Bubba Keg can do it all but doesn't have the volume. What need are you trying to fill? A larger volume smoker or a versatile smaller volume cooker?

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If u only want to cook BBQ the WSM is great for that and can save you some $$$ compared to the keg. But if you want a cooker that can do it all and do it all well, the keg is the way to go.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:27 PM   #15
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Forgot to mention I'm in New Zealand.
All bbqs are a massive rip off here unfortunately. Cheapest wsm is $950 and a company has a few kegs available for $999.

I generally only cook for my family so a couple racks of spares, shoulder roast, spatchcock bird, smoked chicken breast, pork belly. Also the odd steak, and of course baked potatoes.

I do have an otg already.

Sounds like the keg might be the way to go

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