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Hello all!! Im From the the Burbs of Chicago, I have decided to dive into smoking.I never done it, always wanted too and now Iam going for it.With that said with no knowledge i have been doing my best to research my first smoker.  I came across your forums here and thought this would be the best feedback and knowledge I can get.I have my sites set on the weber smokey mountain 22, but I can not find a store in my area that physically has it on display for me too look at.  In your expeiences is this a good smoker to get for a first timer in that price range? should i stop trying to see it for myself and just order it? Whatever knowledge you can give me will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!  Its beer thirty now!

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Welcome - glad to have you here 

There are lots of very happy WSM users here -this is a link to WSM info


Please do us a favor and update your profile to include your location




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I highly recommend the 22.5" WSM for four reasons:  1) It has a small footprint. It doesn't take up any more space that a BBQ kettle since it's a cylindrical "bullet style" smoker. 2) Set it and forget it.  It allows overnight cooks without babysitting (aka get some sleep). 3) 1/3 the price of smokers that can hold the same amount of food. 4) large capacity allows two whole packer briskets, or several butts, or several racks of ribs, or a couple turkeys, or a couple hams, or any combination, etc, etc.  ...just pounds and pounds of great food.  ...and there are comp teams that win with them!


I couldn't find a local dealer within an hour either so I ordered off ebay and had it shipped to the front door.  It actually delivered one day later than estimated but that is the only negative experience I've had to date with this cooker.  It arrived in perfect condition and produced great food out-of-the-box.

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Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

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Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here...  PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!


The WSM may be the best charcoal smoker on the market for the price.

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First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

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welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info. Smoking  5-Day e-Course

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