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Old 11-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #16
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #17

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In my line of work, I'm used to seeing people's eyes glaze over when they ask what I do, so ... generally, I'll change the subject. Usually they don't really want to know anyway. Sometimes they actually do and I will give them some details. Usually it's best to show them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #18
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I at least bring up ceramic choices for their versatility... but for most folks they are a big bite out of the wallet for a first smoker. Then I bring up a UDS, however in the 7 or 8 years I have cooked on mine... I don't think anyone has taken measurements and built their own.... and I usually offer to loan them one to try out.

Then I steer them to a WSM.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #19
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I tell them to let me make them a mini UDS or go to Lowes and buy a CG acorn. As a result, I have made a lot of mini UDS cookers for friends and they have all been happy with the results.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #20
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I tell them how much I love my UDS and then tell them to buy a WSM. Some people have more money than ambition or smarts.

I basically built a UDS for my cousin. He likes it and his wife loves the food that comes out of it. I think I use it more than he does when I borrow it for competitions though.

Even though we think nothing of the "work" that goes into a great BBQ, it has been my experience that others don't get off on it or are just too darn lazy.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #21
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:46 PM   #22
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Ain't much you can't do on A weber kettle!

Just converted one of my co workers to a kettle and he smoked his first rack this past weekend and they came out great.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:15 PM   #23
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I explain what goes into smoking something simple as ribs. If they are still interested I tell them start with weber kettle and see how that goes. Then upgrade to WSM if your ready for the next step in smoking. Usually they always buy A WSM
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:10 AM   #24
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I point them to crock pots and liquid smoke.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:52 AM   #25
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I go with WSM too probably. But you can learn volumes from a cheap off set. Then again, get the wrong one it might scare em away.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:05 AM   #26
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I don't get asked what kind of smoker or grill someone needs. My friends and family always ask " how do you cook like that"? Usually I will offer that person to come over the next time I am cooking and will not tell them but rather show them what and why I do things. I always get a response of "ok call me next tim. So next time I cook I will call and get told they don't have time. Most folks rather just eat good food rather than cook it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #27
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WSM is good starting place, for most. Its usually not too expensive to get into.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:39 AM   #28
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Kettle. Everyone should own at least 8 or 10 of them in various sizes and colors!
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #29
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Definitely a WSM.
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