I just purchased my new 18.5 WSM as an upgrade from a Brinkmann S&G. I really did not enjoy the temperature issues with this unit, but otherwise it smoked some good que when I got the temperature right. I know that the WSM is supposed to maintain the temps I will be using, 225-250, really well. That being said, I still went ahead and purchased an IQ 110 to go with it, just to make it easier. I plan to also get into some competition cooking, so I figured this was a better way to maintain temps.
I know this has probably been talked about many times, but I would like to see if anyone is currently using this, or a similar set up?
How is it?
Has the WSM held temps for you without a controller?
Will I enjoy the controller with longer cooks?
Thanks in advance!