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Weber 711001 Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker, 14.5-Inch

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Weber-Stephen Products LLC
  • New in 2014, the 14.5-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker (SMC) is uniquely scaled-down in size and budget friendly. This water smoker is just right for beginners looking to experience the delicious advantages of low and slow cooking with a smoker. It also fits the bill for anyone smoking smaller cuts of meat for intimate gatherings. The SMC features an innovative temperature grommet, which allows you to accurately monitor the heat inside the smoker without opening the door. The Weber family of Smokey Mountain Cooker Smokers also includes 18.5-inch and 22.5-inch models.
  • Binding:
    Lawn & Patio
    Built-in lid thermometer allows you to easily monitor internal temperatures
    High-temperature silicone grommet allows for easy access into the smoker with a temperature probe
    Porcelain-enameled water pan helps add steam to the smoking process so meats stay moist and tender
    Rust-resistant aluminum fuel door makes adding fuel easy and air dampers allow you to control the proper airflow when smoking
    Porcelain-enameled charcoal chamber helps keep your fuel in a concentrated area to help control temperatures
    Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Weber 711001 Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker, 14.5-Inch
    286 sq. in.
    Lawn & Patio
    Package Height:
    17.7 inches
    Package Length:
    23.2 inches
    Package Weight:
    28.85 pounds
    Package Width:
    18 inches
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    Item Height:
    14.75 inches
    Item Length:
    31.4 inches
    Item Weight:
    23 pounds
    Item Width:
    14.75 inches

Recent User Reviews

  1. cornman
    "Great investment This place is a shame. It has"
    Pros - Easy to use, easy to assemble, real charcoal flavor
    Cons - Smaller size doesn't work well with all cuts of meat
    Although I have loved to eat since I was knee high to a grasshopper, this is my first smoker, and so far it's been a blast. My only regret is I didn't buy the next size up. I tried to do my research and ask around, and WSM's kept getting rave reviews. Now I am a true believer. The instruction manual was easy to follow and my very first smoke (brisket) was spot on. Weber knows what they're doing. Very easy to use even for a beginner. Seriously consider this model when shopping. :grilling_smilie:
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  2. ben cartwright2
    "Perfect size for 2-4 or even 6 people"
    Pros - Well made, with nice finish, built in thermometer is accurate, uses very little charcoal, two grates, can hold temp for 7-8 hours, grommet for probes
    Cons - a little susceptible to wind
    I currently have a New Braunfels offset, a Weber WSM 22.5 and I built a mini WSM from a Smokey Joe Gold. When I heard this was coming out I knew I had to have one!

       I got one of the first ones the BBQ Barn in Arlington MA got in. It was easy to put together. I tied the charcoal ring to the grate to make it easy to shake out the ash and save the remaining coals.

    My first cook was a 4 pound butt, it came out great.  I have done 4 racks of ribs cut in half and a 6 pound chicken with ease (not at the same time as the ribs) If you roll the ribs I feel you can get 6 racks on this thing. I can do 24 chicken wings or 10-12 quarters.

    It is really easy to move around and easy to clean.

    Now that there are just two of us in the house most times, this smoker is perfect.  I feel it can easily make enough food for up to 6 people with ease.

    It is a bit susceptible to wind, when I used it when it was 25 degrees out with a 25-30 mile an hour wind with gusts the temp fluctuated somewhat. I got  a water heater blanket that made a nice wind screen and wrap for it.

    I highly recommend it.

    Tough winter but the 14.5 handled being buried in snow all winter and fired up fine, the 3 foot drift that was left made a good windbreak

User Comments

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  1. ben cartwright2
    For wind I found the water heater wrap works, also insulates.  This winter I found another wind break 5 foot snow drifts, of course by the time I took the picture they were starting to melt, right now Mar 25th they are only 3 feet high. The WSM's were buried totally for over a month.
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  2. martyrulz
    I LOVE this smoker.  Smoked a whole turkey on it last Thanksgiving-- it turned out beautifully.  I'm considering building a little wooden 'gobo' out of some ply wood, and put that around it.  I'm thinking it may help with some of the wind problems.
  3. ben cartwright2
    First how many cooks have you done?  As the gunk builds up it will leak less and less around the lid. I rarely clean mine other than the grates. The smoke that it leaks around the rim has for the most part already gone around the food so you are not losing smoke for the food unless you like it really strong (I find too strong is bitter)
       When I have used lump I have put the lump unlit in the ring with a "hole" or depression in the center. I then light about 8 KBB briquettes and dump them when ashed over in to the depressoin and then let it go
  4. seadog
    I have 14.5 inch WSM also. I am facing two problems: 1) leaks smoke around the lid - what to do fix this? 2) using lump charcoal - should I treat the lump same as briquettes Ie: let the lump get a gray color as I would with regular charcoal. Before trying to cook? I'm still a loss as ton how to use lump charcoal - any ideas or help would be appreciated. Thanks
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  6. ernie pridemore
    Ben I bought the Weber 14.5 Smoky Mountain Smoker as well because the wife complained she didnt want another giant grill or smoker on the deck. When I showed it to her in a home show she looked at it and said "Is that the third sized model of it or what?"  Anyway it was the right size for her and we absolutely LOVE this thing!  Like your's... it runs to hot without the water pan...its also susceptible to the wind but once you have that taken care of its absolutely perfect! Ribs twice and a Brisket yesterday and they wouldn't have been any better cooked on a 5000$ smoker! Looking for a pair of Boston Butt's and more ribs for next weekend!
  7. ben cartwright2
    have done 5 smokes on it so it is getting seasoned, was having some problems keeping the temp down to 225, it wanted to run 275 all the time. Today I decided to put water in the pan and it is cruising along at 228 with nary a burp. 
       I have fallen in love with this WSM and it looks so cute! Of course my mini is jealous, but it will now become my camping smoker/grill as it serves both purposes.
  8. BandCollector
    A great addition for those who do not have the time to make a Mini Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker.
    Thanks for the information and review of the 14.5 incher.