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Unread 02-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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I'm a single male college student planning on only cooking for one.

I live on dorm with no balcony, so any outdoor cooking has to be taken outside and walked a distance down towards the park benches-- there are no areas to drive. So, portable is a must- which limits my options down to Weber Go Anywhere or a Weber Smokey Joe. Kettle is too much to haul around like that.

I plan on smoking much more than grilling. I know these two tools aren't the most ideal for this. But which would you recommend for smoking?
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Unread 02-10-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Search for Mini Wsm. That's what you need!
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If you're smoking, it won't be for one for long. You'll make friends fast, so probably the Smokey Joe because you'll have the option of expanding it later to a mini WSM like StevieG said.
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Weber Jumbo Joe, it is an 18.5 portable grill that you could smoke in it, it has a lid bale that locks the lid to the bowl.
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if those are the only choice then the ga. but if you are up to sitting there a long time then look into the sj mini smoker. i wonder if you mean cooking indirect ? but the suggestion of the new jumbo joe is a very good alternative.
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Search for phubar's threads re WGA cooks - you'll get to see what a penomenal little cooker the WGA can be. That being said, if you can build a mini WSM out of a SJS or SJG you can do lo n slo cooks as well as grilling. Folks have done pork butts, etc in the mini WSM - it can hold heat for several hours.
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For very small smokes I would reccomend the WGA over the WSJ but for some bigger cooks I'd go for a WSJ and tamale pot mini smoker.
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