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Old 04-18-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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For $179 you could get a WSM or almost 2 CharGrillers.
Will this be your first smoker purchase?
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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I would go with a WSM on that budget.
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If you are going to buy an electric smoker then get a Cookshack. Otherwise look at the WSM in that budget range...pound for pound the best smoker for the money!!
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:59 PM   #4
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WSM and a remote thermometer with both meat and smoker probes...that outta about kill that $300.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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WSM for 200 or a UDS for 50 and some elbow grease.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:06 PM   #7
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WSM for 200 or a UDS for 50 and some elbow grease.
Cliff I am ashamed I didn't mention the drum.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:17 PM   #8
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WSM for 200 or a UDS for 50 and some elbow grease.
Cliff I am ashamed I didn't mention the drum.
Hey Puff, any pics of your UDS? Me and a buddy are thinking about making a couple as a project.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:52 PM   #9
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WSM for 200 or a UDS for 50 and some elbow grease.
Cliff I am ashamed I didn't mention the drum.
At least you feel ashamed. It's ok.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:19 PM   #10
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I would hunt on Ebay and Craigslist in your area. $300 can find you a well built pit, espically with the grilling season approaching, people have cleaned up and repainted if they are trying to sell. Just a thought.
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The WSM is the best. I had a Brinkman and itw taking up space under my deck.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:56 PM   #12
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It's a no brainer -- WSM.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:53 AM   #14
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[quote=Toby keil][quote=Puff][quote="Cliff H.":23tri4ly]WSM for 200 or a [color=red]UDS for 50 and some elbow grease[/color]. [/quote]
Cliff I am ashamed I didn't mention the drum. [/quote]

Hey Puff, any pics of your UDS? Me and a buddy are thinking about making a couple as a project.[/quote:23tri4ly]
Here ya' go from start to finish.
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:01 AM   #15
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found a WSM for $199 and FREE shipping!
ordered it and a maverick- can't wait till it comes
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Way to go!

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You'll be glad you got both the WSM and the Maverick. With their help maintaining cooking temps and determining done-time, you can concentrate on finding your favorite rubs and sauces.

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:20 PM   #18
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You won't regret that purchase Erik.
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For $179 you could get a WSM or almost 2 CharGrillers.
Will this be your first smoker purchase?
I had a Brinkman that I used about 5 times and put out for the trash.
I'll go with the WSM.
Thanks guys
I did the same thing with mine! Buy the WSM! Woodman
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:01 PM   #20
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You might want to do a trial run to get used to it.
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