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Author Topic: 1998 Smokey Mountain 18.5  (Read 2521 times)

tibas92017

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Re: 1998 Smokey Mountain 18.5
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2017, 03:53:06 PM »
I'm a newbie to the WSM but know my way around the kettles. I just purchased a 1998 18.5" WSM sight unseen (had my brother pick up) for $80.00 on Craigslist. I bought it because of the wooden handle and was thinking it may be sturdier than the newer models. Now I realize the legs are not as beefy as the new models and there is no ash pan. I'm sure it was a good deal for the price but am I wrong in thinking older is better?

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I have almost the same WSM which I bought new in the year 2008 and the original legs are still going strong! My WSM has a plastic handle but all the rest is about the same as your WSM.  Good luck with your WSM.