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Old 12-06-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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I hope this is the right forum for this. After many many years of grilling I have finally decided to try my hand at smoking. trying to keep it around the 200 buck range and so far have looked in the forums online that I can find. I keep comming across the Silver smoker and the chargriller. I have just recently moved from TN to eastern PA so I dont know many of the stores in the area outside of Lowes/ Home Depot. I am looking for any advice/tips I can get . Thanks
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:55 PM   #2
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First, welcome aboard cflatt. You've come to the right place. Lots of folks here use a WSM (Weber Smoky Mountain). Easy to use, affordable price and easy to store in the attic during the winters in Ohio. There are other smokers used here and others will chime in with their thoughts, but for about $200, it's a good deal. Bill...hook him up with the website will ya!
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This site seems to be the last that has the WSM for $200. Ships free but the last I read, it's been taking them a few weeks to get one shipped.

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Get the Weber. As Bill says, that is the best deal out there right now.
You might check your local Ace and True Value hardware stores to see if they have them in stock. I know one near me does and it is still $199 because it's been there 2 years and they never changed the price.
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Oh... Welcome cflatt. Hope you like it here.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:48 PM   #6
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thanks for all the input so far. looks like perhaps I was steered off course thinking a side smoke box had benefits that a bullet type did not. but I have no doubts that you are all having wonderful results from your wsm...plus being smaller I am sure it would be easier to store
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:06 PM   #7
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cflatt, you will find the attic storage is a running joke here.
Read enough posts and you will eventually find out why. 8-[
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:08 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by wdroller
I have a different type smoker arriving shortly, but I would like to chime in about the Weber company. They have great customer support. I've used a Weber Genesis gas grill @ twice a week, sumer and winter, for fifteen years. I've had to replace the flavor bars and the grates a couple of times. Other than that, no problems. Buy a Weber product if they make the type what you want.

Wonder if Amazon.com has them?
Amazon does, but they are now $249. That is the current price that most are quoting. Retail is going up, and up, and up.
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$200. Its WSM time
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:01 AM   #10
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Grill Guys still has it listed for $169.99 with free shipping. I got my grill and WSM through them, definately recommend giving them a call to see if they still have it in stock.

http://www.grillguys.net/smokeymc.htm
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