Which chimney starter for a WSM 18.5" ?

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by sxipro, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. sxipro

    sxipro Newbie

    Should I go with the Weber 7416 or the Weber 7447? Or other?
  2. freiesleben

    freiesleben Meat Mopper

    Hi SXIPro,

    I have the big chimney for mine, as it varies how many lid coals I use. I was afraid that the small one would limit me too much. 
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Use the one ya' got. Don't matter.
  4. shoebe

    shoebe Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I have both, but it seems I use the small one the most. Keeps me for using too much charcoal.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't use a chimney to start any of my smokers. Wastes fuel. I fill my charcoal basket and light with a propane torch through the lower vent in the WSM 18. All your heat and fuel stays in the smoker and your smoking with unspent fuel so you get the full benefits of the fuel. Your out temp comes up to temp faster and there is less white smoke.
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would get one it ha flat bottom there super easy to light on the side burner of a gas grill!
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    glad you reminded me.. just ordered the compact one through Home Depot.. ships to store free....

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