Weber smokey mountain cooker vs. Char griller super pro offset smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by james74, May 8, 2013.

  1. Hello, I want to ask you guys one thing:

    Which of this two smokers would you recommend.

    The prices in Spain are:

    Chargriller+smoker   199,95 + 86.95: 289.95€

    Weber cooker  499€

    Taxes included

    I know that both are different smokers. But the price difference is big.

    Which one would you buy? and why?

    Well, thank you all four your help.(and please excuse my english)
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    WSM and the Char Griller isn't even a close 2nd.    Char Griller is a COS, and i recommend staying away from those, you'll put more into mods than it's worth.  Efficiency and ease of use the WSM is the way to go. 
  3. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would certainly go for the WSM. If you can afford both then that is great but the WSM would be my choice`.
  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree. I love my WSM
  5. buttburner

    buttburner Meat Mopper

    I would agree with the WSM but it really depends on your style of cooking

    the offset requires you to be tending a fire, which a lot of people (including me) like to do

    the WSM is a more set and forget low maintenence type of cooker and much easier to use

    you really cannot compare those 2 cookers as they are completey different
  6. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    What does "COS" mean? I couldn't find it in the acronym list.
  7. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was wondering the same?

    As to the original question, WSM without any hesitation.
  8. buttburner

    buttburner Meat Mopper



  9. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Thanks! I had not seen that one before!
  10. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Put it to you this way..... I started with a Charg-Griller, and after mods I had spent $250 on it. I used it for 8 months, got tired of always having to mess with it in order to maintain temps. I then sold it for $80 on craigslist, and bought a 22.5" WSM. It was the best move I could have made - the WSM is far superior, it works straight out of the box without any mods, and is near set-it-and-forget-it as you can get with a charcoal smoker.

    Get the WSM - it's worth every penny, and you won't regret it.
  11. Save yourself the time, money, and agrivation: go with a WSM and thank us later.
  12. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I own both!  Hands down the WSM blows the other away.

    If I had owned the WSM first I never would have purchased the CharGriller.  

  13. Well. I've just ordered the money transfer to get the WSM.

    I appreciate all your comments, coming from people who know what are they talking about.

    Thanks a lot.
  14. steve-o90

    steve-o90 Fire Starter

    What's the difference between the two I have a char-broil cheapy tht I got brand new from a house cleaning I did brand new in box with side smoker it's a pai in the butt to keep a steady temp! N not only tht the lid is offset by at least an inch inwards so what is the WSM mean n how much do they run in the us??
  15. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

  16. steve-o90

    steve-o90 Fire Starter

    Thanks now is tht a wood smoker like the char broil cuz personally I like the wood smokers compared to gas or pellet father in law has a pellet smoker n it's just a pain the butt n cnt cook rite he always over does his food with it or under cooks it
  17. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    It's a charcoal smoker that you use wood chunks with it to provide the smoke.
  18. steve-o90

    steve-o90 Fire Starter

    Ok awsome thanks s2k9k I apreciate the help!!!ima look into one of those lol
  19. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

  20. steve-o90

    steve-o90 Fire Starter

    How do you build one lol

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