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Old 03-22-2006, 09:38 AM   #1
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WSM vs everything else

Up until now I have refused to cook on anything but the "big boy" offset smoker or something of that nature. The Idea of cooking on something like a WSM just made me think of scuba diving in the kiddie pool. But now thanks to you guys I am considering one.

Just thought you shoul know HA!!!
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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Cliff go for it! You definitely won't regret getting a WSM. Offsets are great, especially if you like tending to fires. But if you like the "set it and forget it" ability, the WSM is what you need! You can get a surprisingly good amount of food on the WSM too, so don't let the size fool you!
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Many contests have been won on them. Can't get a better cooker for the money.
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Re: WSM vs everything else

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Up until now I have refused to cook on anything but the "big boy" offset smoker or something of that nature. The Idea of cooking on something like a WSM just made me think of scuba diving in the kiddie pool. But now thanks to you guys I am considering one.

Just thought you shoul know HA!!!
"...scuba diving in the kiddie pool." I think I'll just let it go.

Good luck Cliff in whatever you decide.
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I have an old Brinkman electric smoker, not to get off topic, anybody ever use one?
How much does an WSM cost, Isaw a few models at Wal-Mart I think they were Brinkman's not Weber.
Are they the same?
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not the same at all Puff. A lot of people, including me, started with the Brinkmans before graduating to the WSM. WSM's cost more, but are worth every penny..

WSM's have increased in price up to $250, although I think the Walmart website has em for 200.
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I have an old Brinkman electric smoker, not to get off topic, anybody ever use one?
How much does an WSM cost, Isaw a few models at Wal-Mart I think they were Brinkman's not Weber.
Are they the same?
Air Boss and Grill Slinger have them.
The WSM is on Walmart.com.
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Puff or anyone for that matter, if you're thinking about getting a WSM take advantage of the Wal Mart price while it lasts. $200 is a steal for this wonderful cooker, even at the regular Amazon price of $249 it's still a great deal.
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Many contests have been won on them. Can't get a better cooker for the money.
For a second, I thought you were talkin' about a Chargriller
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not the same at all Puff. A lot of people, including me, started with the Brinkmans before graduating to the WSM. WSM's cost more, but are worth every penny..

WSM's have increased in price up to $250, although I think the Walmart website has em for 200.
Can you get the same results with a Brinkman?
I know the eletric one I have is a whole different ballgame, it's like a garbage can no vents nothing. I picked it up for $10 at a garage sale.
But the ones they have at Wal-Mart, would they be close to a WSM?
Sorry off topic
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not the same at all Puff. A lot of people, including me, started with the Brinkmans before graduating to the WSM. WSM's cost more, but are worth every penny..

WSM's have increased in price up to $250, although I think the Walmart website has em for 200.
Can you get the same results with a Brinkman?
I know the eletric one I have is a whole different ballgame, it's like a garbage can no vents nothing. I picked it up for $10 at a garage sale.
But the ones they have at Wal-Mart, would they be close to a WSM?
Sorry off topic
Puff, yes and no. Me and many others here have used the Brinkmanns and turned out good Q. But..................with alot more work. The major difference with the WSM is you can basically set it and forget it. With the Brinkmann you cannot, but you can come close with some modifications.
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Puff, if you are really thinking between a brinkman and a WSM. You really need to get the WSM unless your wallet just can't handle it. The difference in cooking on the two is night and day. It's hard to believe because they look similar, but they aren't.

Think of the Brinkman and WSM as two girls (two guys for you ladies)... they look similar... but. One makes your time with her (or him) miserable, and the other does just what you ask her (or him) to. 8-[
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well, that's a pretty fair description. I think. Just get the WSM and live happily ever after.
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Thanks for the input. I work for Lowes and can special order one for about $160.00 The brinkmans are in stock for $60.00 I am glad to know there is a real difference.
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umm..how many can you buy at that price? 8-[
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umm..how many can you buy at that price? 8-[
Cappie, did you see this. http://www.myfreebulletinboard.com/f...about4331.html
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Not sure Captian,
If you have any family at all working for Lowes they could slide one in with their discount.
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Not sure Captian,
If you have any family at all working for Lowes they could slide one in with their discount.
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Having had a Brinkman and a WSM, Id say there is no comparison..WSM leads new meaning to the phrase set it and forget it...(well compared to the Brinkman anyways)
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