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Old 07-19-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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UDS or WSM

So this weekend I learned that my current smoker sucks for anything longer than 4 hours, even with modifications. Therefore I am trying to decide if I should just go with the WSM that seems to be very popular and successful, or try my hand at building a UDS. I personally do not have much equipment (or knowledge) for fabricating things, but I do have a friend with a shop that would be willing to help.

I like the fact that the weber works out of the box, plus it has more WAF (wife acceptance factor) due to it not being an ugly drum sitting on the porch, but it is also more expensive.

What do you think
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:37 PM   #2
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Re: UDS or WSM

It's a personal and money question. The difference for me was getting the same space capacity out of the drum and a 22.5" WSM at less than half the cost. Don't worry about being clueless, there is a lot of info and help out there for building.

This was a loaded question and in the end it is up to you to get something your can be happy with.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:54 PM   #4
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Re: UDS or WSM

I cooked on wsm's for years, both the 18 and 22. I've been cooken on a UDS now for 6 mo. They just cook better in my opinion. The wsm is built in 10 minutes. The wsm doesn't rust either.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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Fixing rust can't be that much of an issue in a uds after your have built it from scratch...I mean, you have the wore brush and leftover paint/oil
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:37 PM   #6
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WSM guys...way to give a logical reason.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:24 PM   #10
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Re: UDS or WSM

I have both and cook on the UDS more than I do the 18.5 WSM only because the UDS is bigger. I will probably eventually get a 22.5 WSM and the only reason I will get one is just because I want one.
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