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Mike in Roseville

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2020, 06:17:42 PM »
Iíve had all 3 sizes. It really depends on your situation. Most people think the 18Ē is perfect. My dad and brother love theirs. I have an 18wsm at the cabin and itís nice up there. For my home use (and the few comps I do) I prefer the 22WSM. You canít go wrong with any of them though.


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Walchit

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2020, 05:24:35 AM »
Get that 14! And an 18, if you wait long enough you can find one for 50-75 bucks. I have all 3 sizes but the only ones ive cooked on are my 18s. The 22 is brand new and I dont wanna get it dirty lol. And the 14 is a C code, so I don't wanna use it. 

WeberKell11

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 07:48:09 AM »
Oh the 14 has been secured dont you worry!  Guy had a cover in good shape too so I'm definitely happy about the deal.  I'm sure I'll be adding the other sizes as the surface in my area. Thanks again to everyone!

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« Last Edit: February 12, 2020, 07:49:31 PM by WeberKell11 »

DaveG74

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2020, 07:35:57 PM »
Keep your eyes peeled, deals for come along.  Been looking for a WSM 22.5 for a year and finally scored one today for $100 in really nice shape.  Wanted one that I could use my 22.5 kettle accessories on.

Yes find them used and for the right price you can get all three!  ;D
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

tibas92017

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2020, 05:40:38 AM »
My WSM  18""Classic" was bought new off Amazon in the year 2008 and it is one-great smoker!

hawgheaven

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2020, 04:00:29 AM »
I have two 18"s that I used in BBQ comps. Great cookers! I also have a 14" that I got on the cheap. Never used. Cute li'l thang! Prolly hang onto it to pass it on to my grand kids...
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ClubChapin

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2020, 11:28:20 AM »
I have 18Ē and 22Ē. Mostly use the 22Ē. It is better for hanging ribs and my CB reversible roti fits.

Both are charcoal misers.

22 seems to hold temp better, but that might be my technique has improved since I got the 22Ē.

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2020, 07:36:58 AM »
Iím in the market for a WSM, and canít make up my mind between the 18 and 22. The most I routinely smoke at the same time is two briskets it 6 racks of ribs, but the capacity to do more would be nice, but the 22 burns through more charcoal... Can anyone please post pictures of the 18 and 22 with meat places on the grates? It might be helpful to get a visual. Thanks!


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rc

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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2020, 05:09:44 PM »
Hereís a couple of pics of my wsm 18. The pork butt was a 10 pounder and the other pic is of two slabs of baby back ribs. Donít have any pics of the bottom rack with anything on it.

Forgot to mention that the 18 only fits a little more than half of a 20lb bag of charcoal (when Using the standard charcoal ring). That can get me through about 12ish hours of cook time at 225 using the minion method.

Hope this helps you decide.

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rc

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WSM sizes
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2020, 05:11:11 PM »
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bamakettles

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2020, 06:14:27 AM »
My 22 yesterday.  The 22 may be a little taller too, allowing you to cook more food or use a rib hanger.  I did a mod that adds a middle rack 5 inches below the top for a total of 3.  Hereís a few pics....pork loin on top, ribs below.  Had room for lots more....monitored temps for pit lower left, tenderloin top left and ribs top right.  My basket will run the cooker for 18 hours on a full load at 250F in 30 degree weather, so runtime could be longer than an 18, but not sure since Iíve never had an 18.  Hope that helps!


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Caver42

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2020, 06:25:42 PM »
I really shouldn't comment here as I'm so new to my WSM. I did want to crow a bit by saying, late last summer I scored an 18 WSM for $125.00 in barely used condition. I've only used it twice but so far the results have been fantastic. Were I able to purchase a 14 inch for $50.00 I would purchase it if only to reserve it for a gift to an interested family member or a friend.
 Unless it's damaged some way it's a steal/

bbqking01

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« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2020, 12:20:06 AM »
Iím in the market for a WSM, and canít make up my mind between the 18 and 22. The most I routinely smoke at the same time is two briskets it 6 racks of ribs, but the capacity to do more would be nice, but the 22 burns through more charcoal... Can anyone please post pictures of the 18 and 22 with meat places on the grates? It might be helpful to get a visual. Thanks!


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This is my 18Ē wsm, just picked it up for 90.00 on offer up. First ever cook on a wsm was 2 brisket flats. Roughly 4-5 lbs each. Turned out well, but thatís what it looked like on a 18Ē

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HoosierKettle

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2020, 07:15:31 AM »
18 or 22, a rib hanger is a must. This is my 18. Just three racks but I have done six.




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magic mike

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Re: WSM sizes
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2020, 09:45:25 AM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback.  I may end up finding an 18 is necessary eventually but it sounds like at 50 bucks I might as well add the 14 to the herd for now.

I used this exact same logic about 8 months ago when I scored a 14Ē WSM for fifteen bucks ($15). Havenít used it yet and, having both an 18 and 22, I may never. It was an ďI might as well add itĒ moment.