Just got a 22.5 WSM off of craigslist!

Discussion in 'WSM Owners (Weber Smokey Mountain)' started by welshrarebit, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I had completely given up on finding one of these off of craigslist but after nearly a year of checking I found someone who was selling one... He was on the other side of the island, 100 mile drive one way, and was asking for $225 for it. It's about a year old; no grommet so not the newer model. I told him I would pay what he was asking for if he meet me halfway. I also mentioned that I live just up the hill from Costco so if he was gonna make a Costco run I'd meet him there.

    Well he called me up and said him and his girl where going to be heading to the beach, all the good beaches are on this side of the island, and I arranged to meet him out by my job.

    I did work at a restaurant that used one 25 years ago so I have used one before but it was a long time ago...

    I hope to fire her up in the next week or two...

    :grilling_smilie: :yahoo:
  2. shoebe

    shoebe Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, you are going to love it. I sure do love mine
  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Best dang smoker for the money and a great price on a 22.5"!  Congrats! 

    I have no idea how you are going to wait so long to start feeding your new R2D2 smoker, but keep us posted on that first smoke. 
  4. Awesome score! You're going to love it!
  5. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Thanks guys!

    I have a turkey, a striploin, a couple of chickens, spare ribs, and BB ribs in the freezer... Which one? Heck I might do all of them!

    The turkey is definitely going in next week.

    Working two jobs sucks!
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Woohoo! Nice find!!! Load that thing up with everything hand smoke away!!!!!!!!
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great score enjoy it!
  8. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Made a charcoal basket using the existing ring and wiring a 22.5 kettle's charcoal grate to it.

    It fits like a glove! It also fits perfect in the kettle!
  9. Should have plenty of room to throw them all in at once. I just saw a 22.5 on CL for $250 last week. Emailed the guy as soon as I saw it, he said it was gone within a few minutes of the listing.

    He said he got it as a gift and tried it once and didn't like it. He said to me, "maybe I didn't ask enough for it...?"

    Story of my life... a day late and a dollar short.
  10. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I almost titled this thread "I said I would always get one." ;)
  11. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have mine set up like that and lay it 90 degrees to the grate that came with the WSM.  It help keeps small pieces of charcoal, especially lump, from falling into the bowl.  I didn't wire mine though it fits so nicely. 
  12. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I know I can smoke all of it but then I'd have to eat it all...

    I was gonna pick one up at a local store at their Black Friday sale. But now I don't have too.

    I bet if you keep trying it'll happen. Good luck!

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