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WSM - is it worth the expense?

post #1 of 5
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This may be blasphemy, but is the WSM really worth the expense?   I have the opportunity to purchase a lightly used 18.5 with cover for $175.00.   However I'm having a difficult time justifying the purchase. 


I have achieved good results with my 22-inch one touch kettle, ribs, brisket, pork butt, etc.  I can maintain a steady 200-225 temperature for hours on end with a little vigilance and practice.  Sure, it won't take as much meat as a WSM, but I generally cook for smaller crowds.  


I so want to 'join the club' but I really don't know if I'll gain that much.  Decisions, decisions...  :(

post #2 of 5

Buy that thing now, if you don't like it, you'll have no trouble reselling it for the same price

post #3 of 5

Get it!


The WSM makes smoking a real joy, as close to set it and forget it as you can get with a charcoal rig. I have a 22.5" WSM and a 22.5" Kettle, great combo.

post #4 of 5

Long or short term, that is a quality investment.

post #5 of 5

You could consider building a UDS.. Either way, if that WSM isn't rusted out, that's a heckova price..

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