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LightningBoldtz

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Electric WSM?????
« on: May 05, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »
I have had a decent run @ WSM's this year, so far I have purchased 2 and sold 2 of those in the past month. Yesterday on LetGO I saw an ad for an Electric Weber Smoker for $30.

Knowing that Weber never made one I assumed that the cord in the pic was an electric charcaol starter and that the person was simply ignorant.

It was about 30 miles away and our weather is crap right now but I wanted to get it ASAP.

I got there about 40 min later and indeed it is an electric WSM.  Dude drilled out one of the vents and mounted a Brinkmenn electric heater to it the charcoal grate.

There was no water pan or charcoal ring to be found.  Still I was not going home empty handed.

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Really nice stock handle
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JEBIV

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 08:41:27 AM »
wow innovative I think
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captjoe06

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 09:16:32 AM »
Look forward to hearing your experience on a cook


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Bob BQ

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 09:44:01 AM »
I recall seeing a similar mod on one of the other forums (bbq brethren or tvwb) a few years back.

innovative I think

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 04:12:35 PM »
stick a universal BBQ Guru mount over the plug outlet and get it on!
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017, 06:46:58 AM »
stick a universal BBQ Guru mount over the plug outlet and get it on!

That is a GREAT idea
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Craig

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 07:39:58 AM »

stick a universal BBQ Guru mount over the plug outlet and get it on!

That is a GREAT idea

There you go!

hawgheaven

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 09:32:40 AM »
Interesting mod. I prefer the charcoal method, butt hay, if it works for ya, at that price, it's worth the try!
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mattlillis73

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 06:34:37 PM »
I started off with a el cheapo electric brinkman. Why someone did this is beyond me 😢. But for $30 you can't go wrong.

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 07:57:24 PM »
I've been wanting to build an electric wsm for a long time. Ive always wondered how it would cook when paired with a cold pellet smoker.
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MrHoss

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 09:25:35 PM »
You got more gadgets and bbq's than I can shake a stick at there L.B.!!!!!! Shit. Next thing your'e gonna need is a new shed out back to put all the stuff in. Love it man....that thing is so cool. I vote that you keep it.
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 02:36:23 AM »
I fired this up the other night, I couldn't get the lid temp above 200.  I am working on plans to cheaply convert this back to a normal wsm.
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Big Dawg

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 06:45:26 AM »
Sad to hear.  It was an interesting concept.





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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 12:38:22 PM »
Process is underway to bring it back to life.
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Hell Fire Grill

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Re: Electric WSM?????
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 04:33:08 PM »
Will that watt burner smoke cheese?
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