Ordered my 1st smoker today!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by balsalsa, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. balsalsa

    balsalsa Newbie

    So I went and did it. I ordered a WSM 18.5" and it should be here next week. I know Weber has made some changes to it (thermometer, larger water pan, bigger door). Are there any worthwhile mods I should be aware of?
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm sure there will be some good mods that will really help you get the best usage out of your new toy. Sure someone with some good WSM experience will be along eventually to give you some great tips and help.
    Congrats, now like Tom Petty said "Waiting is the hardest part"
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not familiar with it. But I am sure some one will add some good info soon.
  4. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on your purchase choice. My smoker was going to be a WSM but alas I strayed and went electric. It was a question of lifestyle situation, not if one was better than the other.

    You may already be aware this site offers the best internet info on the WSM.

    Besure and give SMF the hot skinny on how your new baby performs.
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations on your new purchase...[​IMG]
  6. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new smoker! Way to go![​IMG]
  7. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new smoker. [​IMG]
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new smoker - Lots of good info here
  9. balsalsa

    balsalsa Newbie

    Well I thought it was going to get here next week but I checked UPS tracking and it will be delivered today! Nothing like getting Next Day delivery for the 3 day price. It helps that I live in the Seattle area and it shipped out of Portland. Props to Newegg.com, awesome customer serivce and super fast processing times.
  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice... just in time for the weekend. [​IMG]

    you should like the WSM, I enjoyed the one I had as a loaner for a couple months.
  11. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Big Time congratulations on your new toy!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
  12. congrats! I love my WSM.

    You got it from NewEgg?! I always thought of them as just an electronics site
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new friend I'm sure you'll love it.[​IMG]
  14. balsalsa

    balsalsa Newbie

    I know I thought the same thing. Like I said earlier, great customer service and super fast processing time.
  15. walterwhite

    walterwhite Smoke Blower

    I've had mine for a week now and am pleased with initial results. I think Weber makes a great product.

    As far as mods go, I haven't looked into any yet. I'm still exploring the possibilities of the unit as it comes from the factory. I think one of the nice things about the WSM is that it works well out of the box. I'm not sure the same can be said of all other units. I'm also sure that as I get more familiar with it, there will be things I can tweak to get better results. [​IMG]

  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on that new smoker purchase, you'll enjoy it very soon. It's all good my friend.
  17. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    The mid section handle mod is really nice and cheap. Just go to home depo or where ever and bring the bolts with you. Find something that fits, and maybe get some longer bolts.

    It just makes assembly / moving the unit easier.

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