There are now 2 types of WSMs (Weber Smoky Mountain Cookers):
The WSM is near legendary in the world of backyard BBQ. Nearly every forum, including ours has a large fan base that grows daily.
Clay Saucer Modification -- I used the clay saucer mod for my second smoke on my WSM. It took a bit longer to get up to temp, and seemed to run a bit hotter. I was able to really close down the bottom vents, and it held temps real well, and was even better I think at fuel consumption. I had filled the ring (18" model), and smoked from 11:30 pm until 5:30 pm the next day. Clean up was a breeze with no water in the pan! Food was excellent (brisket, two pork butts and 2 turkey breasts). I don't think I'll be using water again!
Stoker / BBQ Guru Modification