Hello, first post here. Great forum you have :)
I'm going back and forth on if I should get the 18" model or the 22" model. This would be my first smoker. I've done some "fake" smoking with a CharBroil infrared gas grille and decided I want to do the real thing. I've done alot of research and so far it seems like the WSM series is the best choice.
I should note- I'm a single guy who lives alone and primarily cooks for myself. I rarely (maybe 1-3x a year) cook for a large group, thus I first considered the 18". Then I started thinking- space is not really a concern, so for the extra $100 the 22" may be a better value since I plan on using this for at least the next 10+ years. I'd hate to buy the 18" only to find I wish I had the 22" later on cause who knows what happens in the next few years family wise lol.
Just $100 more
Obviously much more capacity with the double racks.
My question though- does the 22" use alot more charcoal than the 18" If it guzzles alot more, it may lean me to the 18". Also- performance wise is one harder to regulate the temp than the other? Sounds like they're both very stable.