Competition for the WSM?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by fatback joe, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Picked this up from another forum. Any one here heard anything about it?

    "The WSM's Nemisis Generating Buzz

    Word has it that ProQ BBQ, Ltd., a U.K. based company and maker of a
    WSM-like smoker, will be making the big pond jump to the U.S. in a bold
    way. With one current U.S. distributor (in Buffalo, New York) already
    selling their smokers, it has now been reported that ProQ BBQ, Ltd. is
    poised to open offices in Arizona by the end of February 2008.

    Should Weber Smokey Mountain be nervous? Time will tell, but around
    the time of their Arizona office opening, it's been said that they will
    also be introducing a new model that is reported to be bigger than the
    popular WSM. Sources say that the new ProQ Smoker will be approximately
    2.5" bigger than their current 'Frontier' model and, at a reported 20"
    diameter, will be 1.5" bigger than Weber's current mainstay.

    As soon as 'Frontiers' big brother is introduced, ILBBQS will be
    running a head-to-head comparison against the WSM to see how things shake
    out. Stay tuned!"
     
  2. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ahhh, those crazy Brits! [​IMG] Well, that will be interesting to see how this new offering makes it over here.
     
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wonder if Weber will come out with a bigger WSM model in response. They need to offer a bigger one anyhow.
     
  4. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  5. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Could be... I've never cooked with a WSM, but have seen 'em and heard they are kinda limited on space.
     
  6. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I've cooked on one but can't remember if we put 4 or 6 butts on one.
     

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