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Why buy a 22" WSM
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:13:03 AM »
In the future, when people ask why buy a 22" WSM I think I am just going to show this photo.




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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 11:47:55 AM »
That's a big brisket!

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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 03:00:41 PM »
WSM?
Don't let the bastards cheer you up.

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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 03:04:48 PM »
WSM?
Weber Smokey Mountain

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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 03:11:38 PM »
Nice smoker!  I love my WSM18 but I was torn between the 18 and 22.  I've smoked 3 birds and a pork shoulder on it at one time, but havent done a brisket yet.  I'd likely buy a smaller brisket, or cut a big one in half if it wouldn't fit, though I've heard wedging a larger brisket between the handles works well too.  Either way, they're great smokers that turn out some great meats!

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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 02:46:15 PM »
Nice smoker!  I love my WSM18 but I was torn between the 18 and 22.  I've smoked 3 birds and a pork shoulder on it at one time, but havent done a brisket yet.  I'd likely buy a smaller brisket, or cut a big one in half if it wouldn't fit, though I've heard wedging a larger brisket between the handles works well too.  Either way, they're great smokers that turn out some great meats!

  "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

If you get one wedge it between the handles. They shrink when cooked. This one turned out awesome.



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Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 04:02:55 PM »
Spitting a brisket into point and flat isn't too tough. It also allows for a bit better control as the two parts don't cook at the same rate. But yeah, I want a 22

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Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 07:23:02 PM »
Okay. You convinced me. I just put in my order. I was going to order a 18", based on this thread I ordered a 22" WSM.  I gotta trust Dwain here, and Stevie has been to TX, so, I am sure he's tasted good brisket before :)
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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 04:42:58 AM »
Go to The Virtual Weber Bullet for great info: http://virtualweberbullet.com/. Cook some chickens at high heat, or a pound of bacon, etc to get some seasoning in it. Otherwise the first few cooks will run hot. Once seasoned it is set it and forget it for hours.

BTW: I'm Texas born and raised.


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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 11:28:00 AM »
BTW: I'm Texas born and raised.
Me, too!

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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 08:37:41 AM »
WSM?
Weber Smokey Mountain

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   Silly me, I thought it meant Winchester Short Magnum.
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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 04:26:06 PM »
Bigger is better.

My ceramic grill is 18.5" by 25".  I can start the wood and charcoal, get the temperature set around 200-225, and not have to check the temperature for 6-8 hours at a time with this bad boy.


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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 06:41:42 AM »
I do the snake method on my 26" Weber and can smoke two boston butts in 10 hours and maintain 225 without touching it. If i wanted more capacity I would grab one of these. http://smoke-ez.com/. Someday I would love a WSM but until the cash frees up I like the versatility I get from my standard weber ketttle.
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2017, 02:32:42 PM »
I do the snake method on my 26" Weber and can smoke two boston butts in 10 hours and maintain 225 without touching it. If i wanted more capacity I would grab one of these. http://smoke-ez.com/. Someday I would love a WSM but until the cash frees up I like the versatility I get from my standard weber ketttle.

If you ever get the opportunity (if you haven't already), try wrapping your favorite meatloaf recipe in bacon and smoke it on a cedar plank. This is the only way we do meatloaf any more.





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Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2017, 04:02:02 PM »
I do the snake method on my 26" Weber and can smoke two boston butts in 10 hours and maintain 225 without touching it. If i wanted more capacity I would grab one of these. http://smoke-ez.com/. Someday I would love a WSM but until the cash frees up I like the versatility I get from my standard weber ketttle.

If you ever get the opportunity (if you haven't already), try wrapping your favorite meatloaf recipe in bacon and smoke it on a cedar plank. This is the only way we do meatloaf any more.





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Holy crap does that look good! Nice work!!!!!!!!!!!



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