Just Scored a 22.5" Weber Smokey Mountain

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by smokinfred, May 6, 2011.

  1. smokinfred

    smokinfred Fire Starter

    Just bought a used but in excellent condition 22.5 WSM for $120. I'm looking at doing some beef ribs but am curious as to how much charcoal to load in it.  Was thinking maybe 2 chimneys worth of unlit and 1/2 lit or is that overkill for just ribs.  Any advice or suggestions as welcomed.  I'm so pumped to have this great smoker.  I have a Chargriller Trio with a propane modified firebox but I want to venture into just charcoal.
  2. smokinfred

    smokinfred Fire Starter

    Forgot to add some pics

  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW! Now that was a steal! [​IMG]

    Congrats on that deal! Color me jelous. [​IMG]  Now as for using it.... I basically have two load options for mine: ring half full for shorter cooks or ring completely full for long cooks. For both methods I nestle a couple chunks of wood down in the unlit coals and then dump about 1/2 a chimney of lit charcoal on top in the middle.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Johnny knows his WSM. If you put too much charcoal in & the ribs are done. It's OK just shut all the vents & the fire will go out & you can use the unburnt charcoal next time. Also, that WSM looks brand new, you got a heck of a deal! Congrats!
  5. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Congrats on the WSM. Looks brand new, stolen perhaps for the price ya got it for? LOL!!!

    Join WSM Nation!!! 
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Heck of a score. Congrats.
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. cricky101

    cricky101 Smoke Blower

    Wow! That looks sharp. The only one I've seen on my local craig's list wasn't in as nice of shape as yours, and they were asking $300!
  9. g0bez

    g0bez Newbie

    Was that from Craigslist or did you find it somewhere else? That is an amazing price!!
  10. Nice find. You'll love it I'm sure.

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