Welcome, Guest

Shop Amazon.com and support the WKC | WKC T-Shirts

Author Topic: Just bought 22.5" wsm  (Read 2794 times)

toolhead

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1500
Just bought 22.5" wsm
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:11:18 AM »
Coming off a 14.5" and 18.5"..both of which are being kept on my pavers.

Finally filled my bucket a d bought 22.5" wsm.

She is gona get her first seasoning  burn today.

Man..am i gona love working this new toy?

This baby is HUGE.

Any thoughts from 18" owners that also went to 22.5"?
Grills

Lightning

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 527
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 08:29:36 AM »
I've only ever had a 22.5 but one observation I've seen repeated a few times is that these large beasts are a bit heavier in fuel consumption.  You'll enjoy it though, there's plenty of room to spare in it and you won't need to worry about having long racks of ribs not fitting.

wessonjb

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 611
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 10:49:33 AM »
I have both and love them! Use my 22 for ribs and brisket and everything else on the 18. Lighting is right about more fuel consumption. Trick I use , is use your 18 ring for ribs in the 22. Helps conserve fuel and no problems keeping temp 225-250


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

RSHU

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 130
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 12:43:45 PM »
I started with the 14, then 18, and got the 22 about a year ago and I love it! Especially not having to curl up ribs and fits a 16lb brisket nicely. I upgraded the door to a CB stainless, and it is worth it. Enjoy yours!

@wessonjb great tip, I will try the 18 ring in the 22.

toolhead

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1500
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 01:57:23 PM »
I started with the 14, then 18, and got the 22 about a year ago and I love it! Especially not having to curl up ribs and fits a 16lb brisket nicely. I upgraded the door to a CB stainless, and it is worth it. Enjoy yours!

@wessonjb great tip, I will try the 18 ring in the 22.

Yup..i already had the cb door purchased and ss hardware...i was prepared earlier this spring for the 22".

So i assembled it with ss hardware and thankfully hex bolts.

I swapped the oem handle on the door with cb..so this baby is ss from day 1
Grills

toolhead

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1500
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2017, 01:58:25 PM »
I've only ever had a 22.5 but one observation I've seen repeated a few times is that these large beasts are a bit heavier in fuel consumption.  You'll enjoy it though, there's plenty of room to spare in it and you won't need to worry about having long racks of ribs not fitting.

Yeah..this is a monster compared to the 22"...have 10lbs of chx thighs for the first burnin seasoning..vents wide open


How i breakin all the wsms
Grills

toolhead

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1500
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2017, 01:59:17 PM »
I have both and love them! Use my 22 for ribs and brisket and everything else on the 18. Lighting is right about more fuel consumption. Trick I use , is use your 18 ring for ribs in the 22. Helps conserve fuel and no problems keeping temp 225-250


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

Tks...the ring swap is a very interesting tip which ill be using....

Always good tips from the club
Grills

iCARRY

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1113
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 03:43:24 PM »
I have only had a 22. It's a beast. I love it. Never had problem with temp getting out of control. I have the Cajun bandit door, coal ring and rotisserie. Such great quality. I need to get the 18 ring or make a smaller one from expanded steel. CB just came out with a wheel kit. https://www.cajunbandit.com/Wheel-Kit-With-Cylinder-Lock-Kit-Fits-22-5-WSM-p/22wcl.htm definitely thinking about getting it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

toolhead

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1500
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 04:01:49 PM »
I have only had a 22. It's a beast. I love it. Never had problem with temp getting out of control. I have the Cajun bandit door, coal ring and rotisserie. Such great quality. I need to get the 18 ring or make a smaller one from expanded steel. CB just came out with a wheel kit. https://www.cajunbandit.com/Wheel-Kit-With-Cylinder-Lock-Kit-Fits-22-5-WSM-p/22wcl.htm definitely thinking about getting it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

The cb doors are a must have...worked wonders on my 18".

Given the door size on the 22"...def need 1 for the 22"

Question..the 22" cb rotisserie ring..fits both the kettle and the 22" wsm?
Grills

iCARRY

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1113
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 04:13:38 PM »
Yes it fits both, that's the reason I bought it. You just flip it the other way.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

iCARRY

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1113
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2017, 04:14:39 PM »
They have 22 doors in the scratch and dent section. $10 off


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

toolhead

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1500
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2017, 06:32:38 PM »
They have 22 doors in the scratch and dent section. $10 off


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

regarding cb ring..that what i figured.. tks for confirming .. ill look forward to using mine on the wsm.

we think alike.. i bought both 18 and 22" cb door..scratch and dent and it was a great move.

the outside of both doors still had factory sticker seal .. the inside only had a few faint scratches.. who care what the inside of the door looks like that will be coated with grease after your first cook?
Grills

Al b que

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 245
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 10:20:52 AM »
What is up with using the hex head SS bolts just curious ease of installation

Sent from my VS986 using Weber Kettle Club mobile app


iCARRY

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1113
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 02:51:20 PM »
Easy to remove if you need to.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Al b que

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 245
Re: Just bought 22.5" wsm
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2017, 06:00:37 PM »
Just curious about the WSM 18 recently-purchased one while visiting family in Bristol looked on CL found this! For hundred bucks use three times I think I got a great deal can't wait to smoke it in. CB door and handle on the way!!

Sent from my VS986 using Weber Kettle Club mobile app



[attachment deleted by admin]