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Old 03-29-2017, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default wsm 18 vs 22

i already have the 18 and just found a 22 on craigslist for $225. how well does the 22 hold at low temp. my 18 holds temp great. pretty much a set it and forget it. any other things you prefer one over the other let me know. thanks
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:35 PM   #2
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The 22" is a great smoker as far as holding steady heat is concerned. Bigger is always better.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:18 PM   #3
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I have both the 18 and the 22.

The 18 is easier to transport if I plan to take one of them somewhere, such as a tailgate party.

The main benefits of the 22 include 1) more capacity, and 2) you can easily fit a packer brisket on either of the grates without having to drape it over a bowl or something similar, and it will easily handle full slabs of ribs without having to roll them up or cut them in half.
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Old 03-29-2017, 10:47 PM   #4
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Get it! My patio has seen a number of cookers come and go over the years...the one constant is the WSM. Can't think of any scenario in which I could part with it. Wouldn't mind having another if I could ever find one on CL.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:51 AM   #5
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I'd say get it cuz it's super sexy!!

I also have an 18 and 22. I use the 18 far more than the 22, but it's once to have the extra real estate. I've found that the 22 is a fuel hog, but I also run water in it. Both hold temps rock steady.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:12 AM   #6
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Get the 22. I can get 3 STL racks of ribs or 2 full spares on the top rack without a rib rack.

Also $225 is a good price if it's in good condition. I've bought 2 used ones for $250
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:43 AM   #7
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I just bought a 22.5 for $225 on craigslist and I think it was a great deal. My first impression when I went to pick it up was, "wow! that's big!" Luckily it fit in my 4-door sedan. After I got it set up and started cooking on it, I didn't mind the size. I do think it will use a lot more charcoal, but I was able to fit 2 whole rib racks with ease on it. Then you can start adding sides and have all the room you want. I would say for that price go for it!!! Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2017, 01:31 PM   #8
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I have both, can fit 4 racks on the 22 grate easily, she does like to eat charcoal and she does like to run hot without a blower on her.
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Old 03-30-2017, 03:13 PM   #9
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I've owned both in the past and the 22.5 is the way to go if you like brisket. It will use more fuel but it's just as stable as the 18.5.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:10 PM   #10
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Agreed with all the above. I use the 22" primarily when I am doing brisket or more than one rack of ribs or pork butt.

If I am just doing one rack of ribs or pork butt, then I will use my Weber kettle or the 18.5 WSM.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:59 PM   #11
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I use the 18.5 and love it; BUT...I do agree with above that the 22 is more useful for a full packer Brisket a flat will fit on both......and...having extra real estate is always a plus. Also, if it is in good condition, 225 is not a bad price. But for ribs, i have no problem doing 4 or even 6 racks on the 18...just "hang 'em"!!
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:16 PM   #12
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The hanging kit is awesome.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:46 PM   #13
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Well, I hope the lack of response means he went to get it and is busy smoking on it now...

I did not have an 18, just the 22. Mine ran for over 12 hours on half a bag of charcoal (10 pounds). If you find yourself using two grates on the 18, you'd probably just use the top grate of the 22. To me, I like doing that rather than pulling the top grate off to get to the bottom.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:39 AM   #14
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Thanks all for the input. Not into brisket that much but do a lot of pork butt and ribs. My financial advisor (wife) is telling me if I buy it I have to sell my 18. It's still for sale but I really like my 18.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:06 AM   #15
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I have all three. If I had to choose between 22 and 18 I'd go with the 18. The 22 is nice when you want to go big. I'll use mine when I want to put several butts on and have some space left over for brats, fatties, etc. I have no problem cutting a brisket in half to fit the 18 grates and I can hang ribs. Usually when I do ribs, I do them in my 26 kettle since surface area matters more if you want to lay them flat. (I use 2 firebrick to provide indirect heat.

It also seems like the 22 takes a lot more charcoal. If you're doing a big cook that's justified but much of time the 18 is more efficient.
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