Originally Posted by BroilerKing
Perfect. Yeah and it'd be for a family of four.
How effective is the temp control if you need to raise the temp to a very high temp of 285-310 range to speed it up if need be? The nice thing about the gas smoker I have is the ability to crank it up if needed or roast around 350.
I agree, an 18.5" for 4 people is a breeze, although I've fed many more with it too.
Remember, people are eating other things besides the meat that comes out of the WSM.
Raising the temp up to 350° is typically no problem, although for "smoking" who actually
needs 350°? For baking - with smoke - 350° is handy, and I do it for a "baked" smokey
salmon all the time, but I've never actually thought about needing to speed things up.
You are right, for baking a roast - with smoke - an 18.5" might be a hassle as it would probably
go through fuel quick - but for 99% of true smoking, an 18.5" is a great little smoker..