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Old 04-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,
I was so greatful for all the advice about breaking in competition bbq-in'. It brought up another question...what type of equipment should I start with. When I moved from California, I left my charcoal 22" weber behind. It wasn't competition but he really put out some real good food. I want to buy a new charcoal grill and I also want to get a smoker. What would you recommend as a beginners grill for competition. I know I'll evolve from that one. My wife love where I'm taking this and with our big backyard, she expects lots of q-in' this summer.

Agains thanks for all your helpful advice.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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A weber smokey mountain is a great starter smoker. For the money plus more you cannot find anything better IMO. Many teams use this type of smoker with great success.

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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Offset Brinkman is what I started on and still use it on occasion.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:58 PM   #4
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Get something that works for you.

The Weber Smoky Mtn works for a lot of folks.

You don't need a bunch of fancy equiptment (it's nice and requires less labor, but it's not required). I've seen all sorts of smokers. A number of folks use home made smokers (drums, barrells, etc.).
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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A weber smokey mountain is a great starter smoker. For the money plus more you cannot find anything better IMO. Many teams use this type of smoker with great success.

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Thank you...the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker is the smoker I researched and liked. I was thinking of getting the 18" one. There was this guy I met in San Diego that smoked briskets and he didn't do it well. It turned me against smoking meat. Other friend of mine smoked some tri tips and they were excellent. So I decided to through caution to the wind and get a smoker.

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:08 PM   #6
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I would get two... A weber 22' grill and a UDS... That way you actually have two cookers....
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
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My buddy, Mike 'The Pit Pirate' Hedrick swears by his Silver Smoker and loves his new Double Chef Smoker



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Old 04-13-2009, 03:14 PM   #8
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Another vote for WSM! We've been very happy with ours, and they've done right by us. When we replaced them this year, we didn't see the need to upgrade to the 22.5" -- with the way we pack our gear, we just didn't have the room or the need for more capacity.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:31 PM   #9
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For as long as I can remember I have had a Weber Kettle. I will always have one.
As far as smokers go, I started on a Brinkman Cimmaron offset that my dad bought for me. I still use it, but gravitate towards the WSM. I really love the WSMs. At my first (and only) comp last year I cooked on 4 WSMs and my Cimmaron. It went quite well.
So, I would say you want a 22.5" kettle, and a WSM or a UDS. You'll be stylin that way.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:40 PM   #10
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yep... personally I'd vote for a Weber 22.5 kettle and 1 or 2 WSM's, depending on how much meat you plan on cooking for a comp.

I don't know if you can easily cook all four categories in just one WSM, capacity-wise. Maybe you can, I just haven't ever tried it.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:43 PM   #11
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I'd recommend two 18.5" WSMs and a 22" kettle to start.

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Old 04-13-2009, 11:45 PM   #12
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I'd recommend two 18.5" WSMs and a 22" kettle to start. John
Ditto what John ^^^^^ said. Or maybe one WSM and one UDS with the 22.5" kettle. No matter what you decide, you'll be getting more cookers later . Don't ask how I know this .
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If you're going to be that way... I think you need a weber 22 kettle and a....










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