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Broke down and Just ordered a new WSM 18.5

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Been going back and forth all week and finally took the plunge and ordered a new WSM 18.5 for $230 shipped !!!. Now all I need is someone to take my GOSM off my hands on Craigslist LOL !!! 

I like the GOSM don't get me wrong works great but was just missing the taste and color etc that you only get with Charcoal, toyed with the idea of getting a smokenator but at this price had to go for it I guess. Now i just need to see if a moron like myself can assemble it LOL 

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Why not keep the GOSM?  Good to have a back up or another smoker for another purpose...you  could get a Amaze n Smoker and turn your GOSM into a cold smoker..... for bacon

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Thats a great price especially since it includes shipping. I don't think you will be dissapointed. Its really easy to assemble except for the heat shield that attaches to the legs. That actually was driving me a little crazy because Weber stuff usually goes together with no problems. I thought for sure something was out of round, but a lot of people had similar experiences so I am good with it now. The damn thing is always coming off. Alot of people bend the small tabs in the legs to secure it but I like to be able to take it off for cleaning.

 

It will run a little hot for the first couple of cooks but after that you can control the temp just like dialing in a digital oven. The main thing I like about it is I can do other things if I need to and don't have to worry about baby sitting the fire. I actually have left the house while it was doing its thing and when I came back the temp had moved up like 3 degrees.

 

Congrats!

 

And to quote a not so famous BBQ TV host that will go nameless "Good Smokin Luck!"

post #4 of 8

Grats! You won't be dissapointed, it only takes a few minutes to put together and you are ready to go.

post #5 of 8

You will be extremely happy with your new purchase.  I'm sure your GOSM will go real quickly on craigslist.  When I got my WSM, my MES was sold and picked up on craigslist within 12 hours.  Your going to love your new smoker!

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Why not keep the GOSM?  Good to have a back up or another smoker for another purpose...you  could get a Amaze n Smoker and turn your GOSM into a cold smoker..... for bacon



Just don't really have the room only a small balcony on the 3rd floor of my condo or I would 

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Just don't really have the room only a small balcony on the 3rd floor of my condo or I would 



Dang, I was following this for awhile wondering why you'd dump a perfectly good smoker. Well, now I know...I feel lucky to be able to have as many cookers as I do, and no worries about regs or nosey neighbors.

 

Happy smokin'!!!

 

Eric

post #8 of 8
I sure love mine! Also check your thermometer in boiling water mine is 15 low. Same on my performer have never checked the summit.
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