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PhillyMike
08-12-2008, 09:21 AM
I am thinking about getting one of these. All you guys raving about it convinced me. question thou, How much food can you put on it at once? Can you do a 20lb turkey etc..

Willkat98
08-12-2008, 09:31 AM
yes, I'm sure you can do a 20# turkey on the bottom grate

I see you have a 18.5" kettle in your sig line. I think the WSM grates are right near that size, or slightly smaller, so its about that round, but its in a 4 foot tube with a little under 3 feet of vertical cook space.

Dome top starts to cut down space as you go up, but even 10# butts on the top shelf have plenty of clearance.

You can even add another shelf, either hanging under the top shelf, or on legs above the top shelf, if you don't want to drill holes in it. great way to increase capacity for wings, fatties, etc.

Fatback Joe
08-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Rack is 17.5 according to TVWB site.

A 20lber is a big azz turkey......that might be pushing it, but something in the 12 to 14 range definitely would not be a problem.

They are great little smokers..........you need one if for no other reason than to say you have one.

Willkat98
08-12-2008, 10:44 AM
A 20lber is a big azz turkey......that might be pushing it, but something in the 12 to 14 range definitely would not be a problem.

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You give up too easily Joe.

Sit the farker in there, maybe cooking string to keep the flaps off the sides

http://bayouclassicdepot.com/images/bc0994_stainless_steel_turkcan_rack.jpg

SmokyOkie
08-12-2008, 10:49 AM
Picture your 18.5" with a double tall dome. If FBJ says it's 1" smaller ID, I won't contest that.

Teaser
08-12-2008, 10:52 AM
You give up too easily Joe.

Sit the farker in there, maybe cooking string to keep the flaps off the sides

http://bayouclassicdepot.com/images/bc0994_stainless_steel_turkcan_rack.jpg

I'm starting to notice a theme...

Fatback Joe
08-12-2008, 11:12 AM
You give up too easily Joe.



Yep.......plus I have no farking idea what size turkey will fit in there really. I have only used mine for chicken parts.........nothing else. I bought the damn thing specifically to cook thighs at comps.

bowhnter
08-12-2008, 04:34 PM
Keep in mind there is a WSM stacker unit available for extra capacity.

SmokyOkie
08-12-2008, 09:08 PM
That part's cool. but I've been after Weber for a couple years now to build a 22 1/2"er. That would be cool!

There are aftermarket add ons to turn your 221/2" kettle into a 'semi' 22 1/2" WSM, but I don;t want a jury rigged deal, I want a full blown 22 1/2" WSM. I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

Sherm
01-02-2010, 10:50 AM
I've cooked a 20# on the 18 so it'd be easy on the 22.
It is surprising how much room that added 4 inches actually adds.

SmokyOkie
01-02-2010, 01:58 PM
I just did the math, and if I figure correctly, it makes it about 55% larger.

BurntEndDick
04-05-2010, 04:43 AM
Here's my 22.5 in a Silver Bullet Jacket. Let's you smoke in wind, rain, sleet or hail with no temp lose. Note the draft inducer at the bottom slit for my DigiQ. 10 hour burn without adding fuel.

SmokyOkie
04-05-2010, 12:08 PM
The Guru is an essential once you get one, isn't it?