Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 123
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ktmrc8 Easier to use than I thought.
First time WSM user and initially had an issue getting the temperature in the 200-225 range. I attribute this to the 10 liters of cold water I put in the water bowl. Next time it will be hot water and will wait for the temperature to come up before putting in the ribs. The pork side and back ribs still turned out fantastic. A little too much smoke as I added more smoking wood part way through but over all a great investment and an awesome supper. I will be making a wind guard for it as it got breezy and that quickly sapped some of the heat.
June 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SueM The smoker is easy to assemble, and as long as one pays attention to the cooking instructions (attention: spouse), easy to use. It is tricky to maintain the temperature - hopefully this will improve with experience. We also had a problem when it started to rain - the rain doused the coals. Standing out in the rain holding an umbrella over the smoker does not seem like the best solution to this problem. We ended up transferring the ribs to our traditional barbecue.
August 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheCanadianBBQking LIved up to the hype
My wife and I have spent countless hours doing our research about smokers. The one theme that evolved was the Weber SM had the best reviews. We went with the 18.5 inch as there are only two of us, and our back yard is small.
The assembly was fast (follow the instructions).
The Weber is welt build, has a sturdy feel, and the price point was just right. The cover that comes with it fits like a glove.
We made some skin on, bone in chicken breast, smoked them for about 2.5 hours and they turned out great for a first try.
Originally, there was a lot of smoke but this tapered off. Once our smoked was withing "smoking" range (225*F), I closed the bottom vents about 75 % and the temperature did not fluctuate much.
We also purchased the Weber RapidFire Chimney Starter....worked real well.
We only used the top rack, but there is also a lower rack for additional meat.
This product exceeded our expectations.
July 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by larry007 best smoker available
Great product, this is my third...keep giving them away to friends and family. Only problem is that this time, the smoker shipped with tje wrong size grate supports/fasteners that didnt fit tje predrilled screw holes. Must have been for the 22.5" smoker, because they were off by about 2 inches. Should have gone back to the store, but just drilled my own holes.
August 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Piper Smokey Mountain Smoker
Fired up my Smokey Mountain Smoker for the first time and I it performed exactly how I hoped it would. I was able to maintain a consistent 225 degrees (pork butt roast) over a period of 10 hours while only having to add very little extra charcoal. In my opinion this product is worth the extra money that I paid for it and I highly recommend it to others.
June 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PowMacP Awesome smoker
I was looking for the Green Egg although the cost of it kept me looking for something else. Some friend suggested that I looked at this Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker which is 75% cheaper than the Green Egg for the same size unit. All I can say is this is an awesome EASY to use smoker. So far I did ribs, chicken & ham with nothing but good results.
Very happy customer here.
August 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eblade Excellent Smoker
I just got this smoker and tried it out for the first time. Easy to assemble, easy to get going and little maintenance in terms of watching for heat. In fact I was amazed that the temperature stayed at the perfect 225 to 250 farenheit the entire 4 + hours that I was smoking ribs. They turned out delicious. Use the weber hickory wood chunks for extra flavor.
January 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kmcvay 8 years and still going strong
I purchased my Bullet in the Fall of 2003, and have used it regularly ever since. This smoker delivers flawless results, and is built like a tank.
Top quality coupled with reasonable pricing make this smoker #1 on my list.
If you want a smoker that will wow your friends and treat your palate, look no further than the Weber Bullet - the Smokey Mountain Cooker.
August 31, 2011