Maybe the rumors are true? 14" WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mdboatbum, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Saw this today. I must admit, despite my complete love for my mini, a small WSM would be pretty cool. Wonder what the price will be.

     
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    if so looks like they want to get in the mini market. I'd find a 15 gallon drum and make one vs buying that though. I'm building a 30 gallon next soon as I secure a barrel.
     
  3. maybe someone logged on to the forum and saw there was a market for the mini. lol.
     
  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rumor is $199

    And there are other "coincidences" in the 18.5" and 22.5" pricing and model numbers.

    14.5" WSM

    Model number 711001   

    Price $199 (logical theory of price based on overall pattern)

    Street price would likely end up in the $149 range.

    18.5" WSM

    Model number 721001

    Price $299

    22.5" WSM

    Model number 731001

    Price $399

    See a pattern in this (assuming the 14.5" info posted so far is correct)?  Looks like it has been on the minds of those that matter at Weber for quite some time.  Model numbers for the 18.5" & 22.5" were set in 2009 and they left a slot for a 14.5" to fit in to the overall WSM family just perfectly.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  5. They made a 14.5" model 30 years ago, the 1880, so it's noting new, but maybe a bit updated.

    Model 1880 (14.5") & 2880 (18.5")
    Source: virtualweberbullet.com

    ~Martin
     
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  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    The 2014 Weber mini WSM doesn’t have an official model name, although we’re told it will NOT be an 1880.
    It will have a few upgrades as well. The new mini smoker will have an ash pan (which is actually a heat shield) that clips onto the legs like the 18″ and 22″ WSMs have. It will sport a temp gauge in the lid. It will also have two small holes in the lid for temp probes! These two holes will also make their way to the 18″ and 22″ WSMs in 2014
     
  7. 711001 is the alleged model.

    New temperature probe grommet....

    Photo credit: Van Massey


    ~Martin
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  8. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So glad to hear this!

    My 22.5" WSM is just too big to haul around in the Equinox!

    Bill
     
  9. Just ordered me one of the new WSM 14.5 inchers (711001) no more than 5 minutes ago.....$199.95...free shipping...no sales tax outside PA.
    Can't wait to fire it up!!!!!


    ~Martin :yahoo:
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2014
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's awesome!! Can't wait to hear how you like it.
     

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