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idahome

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WSM Score! Haven’t posted in a while.
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:15:34 PM »
Today I did a random Craigslist search as I always do and never come across anything. Some things are tempting. Like one day I did see a brand new Jim Beam jumbo joe, but it was an hour drive away. Honestly probably would’ve been worth it cuz it was only $35.

Anyhow, today I came across a WSM! FOR $25!!! It’s an AH code which puts it at 2014 and is in pretty damn good shape. I took a tape measure to it and for the diameter I got about 19” so I’m assuming it’s the 18” model. All the parts are there. I’m gonna need a new temperature grommet because half of it is barely holding on.

There’s a little rusting inside on the grill straps, does anyone know if that really matters? Will cooking with rusted grate straps be harmful? See picture #7

The only thing it didn’t come with (and I forgot to frickin ask) was a Weber cover. I doubt they had it though because they gave me all their charcoal and wood chips.

Super nice guy sold it to me, was only a 30 minute drive out. Have never ever used a smoker and for $25 I’m damn excited to try.




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« Last Edit: September 29, 2018, 03:17:44 PM by idahome »

Firemunkee

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Re: WSM Score! Haven’t posted in a while.
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 03:44:28 PM »
Nice score! I thought my $50 WSM was a great find but yours is half the price and newer!

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Mr.CPHo

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Re: WSM Score! Haven’t posted in a while.
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 05:31:30 PM »
Nicely done!  Have fun with your new toy and post pics of your first cook. 


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Lowbrass

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Re: WSM Score! Haven’t posted in a while.
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 06:34:56 PM »
Congrats on your WSM!  That is a steal of a deal!  My WSM was my first ever Weber product and one of my favorites!  It is a beast of cooker and in terms of a pure smoker, you couldnít have found a better product!


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jcnaz

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Re: WSM Score! Havenít posted in a while.
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 08:10:19 PM »
I love my 18" WSM!
What you can't find here about it is available over at the VWBB site.
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-JC

jimz

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Re: WSM Score! Haven’t posted in a while.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 04:18:18 AM »
I too love my 18Ē wsm. Sooo easy to use


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RRRanger99

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Re: WSM Score! Havenít posted in a while.
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 04:39:19 AM »
Great score, grate price!

SteveMBH

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Re: WSM Score! Haven’t posted in a while.
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 04:57:10 AM »
Nice pickup and price.  Iíve owned the 22 and 18.  The 18 was my favorite. Congrats!


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hawgheaven

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Re: WSM Score! Havenít posted in a while.
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 09:24:58 AM »
I love my 18" WSMs!! I have two and cannot ever see life without them. Enjoy!!
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

Mrnomad

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Re: WSM Score! Haven’t posted in a while.
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 07:23:39 AM »
That's a great find! Give yourself some time to get used to using the WSM, but it's so easy once you get it down. I find that a 1/2 chimney of lit charcoal on top of a full chimney of unlit will hold steady at 225 - 250F for 6-8 hours. I always replace rusted grates. Might as well start out fresh. You can use the standard Weber 18" grates. The charcoal grate is unique to the WSM and can be ordered from Weber if needed. I wouldn't worry about the straps looks like they have some surface rust from sitting idle. Have fun!
« Last Edit: October 02, 2018, 07:28:59 AM by Mrnomad »
11 kettles, 2 WSMs, and 1 lonely gas grill!

PotsieWeber

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Re: WSM Score! Havenít posted in a while.
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2018, 01:16:17 PM »
The bottom grate is slightly smaller than the standard 18, but you can use a standard 18 & just rest it on the nuts right above the tab.
regards,
Hal