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Old 08-11-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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That was real cool.. Thanks for sharing!!

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Old 08-12-2008, 12:26 AM   #2
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Another good one. Someone shelled out some bucks for those smokers!

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Old 08-12-2008, 08:51 AM   #3
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Great job on the videos.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:03 AM   #4
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Great videos. While I'm not about to get rid of my WSM, it looks like the ProQ would be a good choice as well.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:08 AM   #5
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Nice Job, Where were the pops?
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:19 AM   #6
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Great job on the video. I know yall have said it on here before wish Weber would make some of the add ons standard.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:35 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Stogie
Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Unfortunately, don't have time to sit thru 20 minutes of video!

Is it possible to recap in a couple of sentences?

If so, thanks!
Even though it was called a tie, if you read between the lines here the tester (Smokey J's?) definitely had a preference for the WSM. Reasons: tighter fit, better quality of materials, outside metal stays cool & cheaper price. Only con really was the water pan which most people get the Brinkman charcoal pan as a cheap mod.

Pro Q: Pros: More capacity, has handles on the side, eyelts for temp, bigger water pan, probe, place for a thermometer.
Cons: Did not feel as sturdy when assembled. Very hot to the touch. Handle on lid top not very good quality. Requires side latches to properly seal. Access door very hot and requires gloves to open.

At least that was my quick read of the video which BTW was great. Good job guys on trying to keep everything even in the contest.

Winner by decision, the current and future champ: WSM!

Hopefully the WSM will adapt some of the nice mods that the Pro Q put in.
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