WSM versus Weber Kettle / Dome

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jerseyjoe11, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. jerseyjoe11

    jerseyjoe11 Newbie

    Hello Forum, I'm new here and to smoking and I need advice. A friend of mine is suggesting the Big Green Egg as the one to purchase for my first smoker. I like the idea and as Father's Day is approaching, and my wife wanting to buy something for me I would definitely like the BGE. However being new to this game I would like to work my way into smoking and then progress into the BGE.

    With that said, I am looking at Weber Smokey Mountain but I am getting advice that I should look at the Weber Dome or Kettle Grill. I have a Weber for grilling so I'm looking for a Smoker. If you could offer some advice on which Weber I can guide my wife into buying me for Father's Day I would appreciate it.

  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    I have 3 smokers/grill...

    18.5 WSM,Medium BGE and an MES.

    If you are wanting to do smoking get the WSM...I love my MES too.

    Use the search tool up top and have fun!!

  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a weber kettle grill and the 22.5" WSM smoker. I like them seperate cause sometimes you smoke chicken or something then want to toss it onto a hot grill to get a slight char on the outside right before you serve it. Also the kettle makes a great place to light chimneys of charcoal!
  4. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    I have the MES40 and LOVE LOVE it. Good luck.[​IMG]
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My vote goes to the WSM, you won't be disappointed.
  6. jerseyjoe11

    jerseyjoe11 Newbie

    Thanks to all for your replies... I think you sold me on the WSM.

    Glad to be part of this forum.

  7. so, what happened? Did you get the wsm for father's day? I've had the Wsm for a couple months and it's been treating me excellent!

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