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Thread: WSM owners

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    Default WSM owners

    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..
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    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.
    Bill-Chicago

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    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.
    FBJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatback Joe View Post
    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

    Bill-Chicago

    WSM, Bandera, Kettle, ECB, Kenmore Gasser 36qt Turkey Fryer

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    Picture your 18.5" with a double tall dome. If FBJ says it's 1" smaller ID, I won't contest that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willkat98 View Post
    You give up too easily Joe.

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

    I'm starting to notice a theme...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willkat98 View Post
    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.
    FBJ

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    Keep in mind there is a WSM stacker unit available for extra capacity.
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    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!

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    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.

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