I bought one Saturday to go with the 18.5 size i have. honestly haven't used it yet... but when I was at Ace hardware and could see the size difference i bought it on the spot. this is a PERFECT size for when you just want to smoke for one meal or so. Or smaller items like wings and legs etc... Would no doubt fit a couple nice sized chickens in it at the same time.
as usual the build of the Weber is just superb. Love the rubber grommet now for temp probes.
I bought the 14.5 WSM the other week....used on Sunday and apart from being a little small it is really easy to use. I smoked some ribs and chicken and only used a fire basket and a chimney full for 7hrs and the charcoal was still going strong 2hrs after. I have been used to a vertical gas smoker i made but i have to say i enjoy using the WSM