Thanks SQWIB...I am not a pro by any means. I learned all that I know about smoking food so far right here.
I love this place!!!
I did a lot of reading about WSMs before the purchase. The 18.5 burns a lot less than the 22.5.
I also have medium BGE and a MES 30.
For the 2 of us and occaisional guests the smaller sized stuff works perfectly for me.
I see an 18.5 Weber grill in my near future too.
I also plan on making my own charcoal following SQWIBS plans.
Raptor has a giant pile of oak he isn't going to use. It will make great charcoal...