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Yoster

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Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« on: September 05, 2020, 06:23:38 PM »
I found a good deal today to (I hope) on OfferUp.  Clean 22 smoker for $75 and came with Weber chimney and many bags of wood.  Any upgrades like lavalock or temp grommet that I need to do right off the bat?

bamakettles

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 05:03:02 AM »
Very nice find!  Id recommend trying it out as is for a few cooks and see what youd like to add/upgrade (if anything).  Most seem to like them stock.  Question Id have is, is it complete?  Water bowl, charcoal basket and grates present?  If not, then you may considering purchasing non-original parts that would be considered an upgrade.  Personally, I love the upgrades Ive done and was able to do them due to the original deal I got on a used 22 very similar to yours.  See my thread pimped my WSM in the WSM section for details.  Congrats!


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1911Ron

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 08:37:57 AM »
I agree with Bama if it's complete cook on it a few times to learn it and then decide what you want to do.  Oh BTW you got grate deal!
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Yoster

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 07:35:27 PM »
It is fully complete.  I cleaned it today and fired it up tonight.  I think it needs seal tape, casters and the only thing I needed to order was a new thermostat...which I did today.


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MikekiM

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 12:05:52 PM »
Id offer that you skip the temp grommet. Put a discrete notch in the lip for your temp wires and call it a day. That baby will run great and its stock configuration have fun with it!


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Walchit

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 12:16:45 PM »
One of the best deals I've seen, I would buy a few at that price

dgodwin

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 05:28:28 PM »
Great deal. I picked up the cajun bandit door and latch for my WSM and it helped keep the temps more consistent.  Get some cooks under your belt and see how it runs before making any significant mods.

AZ2FL

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 07:15:13 PM »
Thats an awesome deal on a 22 wsm, congrats on the score.

I agree with what others have said, cook on it a few times.

Ive been cooking on the same 18 wsm for 19 years and 22 for nine years. Both are stock with no mods.

@bamakettles has some nice looking mods on his 22 wsm

Good luck and post a few cook pics

 
« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 07:20:17 PM by AZ2FL »

blu082003

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 12:29:23 AM »
I know Im piggybacking off you awesome score. Mine isnt a 22 but just picked up a 18 for 75. Its a 2015 and it will be my first real WSM I made a mini but excited to clean it and get it to work.


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AZ2FL

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 04:48:54 AM »
I know Im piggybacking off you awesome score. Mine isnt a 22 but just picked up a 18 for 75. Its a 2015 and it will be my first real WSM I made a mini but excited to clean it and get it to work.


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That's a nice score for $75, congrats

FatBottomGrills

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 04:17:47 PM »
Thats a Smokin deal lol

bamakettles

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2020, 05:28:25 AM »
Nice find blu!  You'll love cooking on it.... it's amazing the way they hold temps.

blu082003

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2020, 07:57:57 AM »
Thanks guys I have been loving it. Everything has come out amazing its almost like cheating.


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DaveG74

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Re: Picked up my first Smokey today 22 for $75
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2020, 09:37:50 PM »
I thought the same thing when I got mine. Great price!

Everything has come out amazing its almost like cheating.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2020, 09:39:32 PM by DaveG74 »
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.