So by some struck of luck I found a guy 20 miles from me selling his 2yr old WSM 18.5" for $150. Found his ad the night he posted and sent him an email the next morning. Within 24hrs had it in the van rolling home! I don't think its ever been cleaned is the only draw back. I'm trying to decide if I want to fill the wash tub with hot water and Dawn and let the two grates and water bowl soak for a few hours or dump a bag of charcoal in it first and let it burn at high hot temps for a few hours THEN scrape, soak and scape again. Either way i don't care. I'm just pumped I was able to get this deal and add an 18.5" WSM to my stable to supplement a giant smoke when my WSM 22.5" is full or just to be able to pull out the smaller guy to do a side or a little brisket flat. PUMPED!
Screw it, gonna go fill the wash tub and start soaking.