Weber 731001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5-Inch Smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by kryinggame, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    So far, my main goto smoker is my masterbuilt smoker.  My only flaw for this smoker is, the temperature is limited to 275.  Actually, that's not bad for a smoker because I normally smoke btwn 225 - 250.  But I've been kicking the idea of the Weber Smokey Mtn Cooker for a bit. 

    My only concern is controlling and keeping the heat constant.  If I'm doing a porkbutt which takes on average 12 hours, how do I keep the temperature consistent on a smoker, such as the Smoker Mountain?

    And, is there a limit to the min and max temperature of this unit? I'm interested because I would want to coook a chicken but I prefer chickens to be cooked at 300 - 350 degrees?

    And, is is really possible to keep a charcoal grill/smoker burning for 12 plus hours or are you constantly adding fuel?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ive kept charcoal going for almost 20 hours in my 22.5.. loved it so much i bought a 18.5 just to have too
     
  3. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    The WSM is a great cooker and if you use the Minion method you can get long smokes without any issues.

    I bought a Stoker but have not had time to practice with it so I'm doing it Minion method and running just fine.

    I compete with mine too and wouldn't keep them if they weren't worth it.
     

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