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Greetings from Massachusetts

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Been looking into smoking ever since I caught an episode of bbq pitmasters, and the day has finally come. My local place has arranged to get a charbroil offset and a wsm in for me by Friday so I can make my choice and get started this weekend...
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BlitzGreybeard, Welcome to SMF-glad to have you with us. The Charbroil off-set and the WSM will both produce some mighty fine bbq. Out of the box, the WSM would be the one that I would go with. It need no modifications to improve it. the Charbroil will work but it leaks smoke like water through a sieve. There are threads here that talks about the modifications that you can make to the Charbroil off-set that will make it perform like the high end off sets.

Now the only question is; if you go with a WSM are going with the 18.5 inch or the 22.5 inch unit?

I have a home built Mini WSM that's made from a Weber Smokey Joe Silver grill and a tamale-that thing is easy-peasy to use. It's mostly Ma Dutch and me that I smoke for and the Mini works just fine. For a larger group, I'll pull out the GOSM or the Lang 60.

Enjoy the Smoke!
post #3 of 9

All I can add to that advice is a big Texas hello and welcome, be interesting to see which way you go.


Gary S

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you both for the welcome! Looking more in to this, I am thinking I may go the WSM to start as it is primarily me and my lady I bbq for. But final decisions must sadly wait for point of sale... lol
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Well Hello There BlitzGraybeard and welcome aboard (from another New Englander) and here's to great fun!


You'll love it here and the people and their pieces are just AMAZING!


Now there's a New England group, and also our very fun WINOS group (click up in the "groups" section to find it and join) if you like vino or drinking wine occasionally even. We have a good time!


Meanwhile, you'll just adore the site. It's a daily gift! Welcome, welcome! Cheers! - Leah

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the information on the New England group. Just joined that one as well. Can't wait for this weekend and the first flight
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Welcome, glad ya joined us !
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Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



post #9 of 9
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A little slower than anticipated, but got the WSM 18.5 all set up and ready to go. Thinking gonna try a chicken today, then go big next weekend... lol
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