Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 112
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chilltexas My husband got an electric MasterBuilt smoker for Christmas and it broke by September, they did send a new part and tried to help fix it but it about blew all the electrical in my house, soooooo....... I found this Weber smoker (my husband loves Weber) he said he would give it a try. He LOVES this smoker! It is HUGE! His ribs fit with plenty of room. It was easy to assemble and heavy. The cover isn't a cheap "free" cover, it is a really nice cover and he even built a shelter for his, ha! I wish he would have started out with this one, but live and learn. You will NOT be disappointed in this smoker. If I had to say anything not positive it would be the amount of charcoal it uses. That is a DUH, it's huge.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1smoker Awesome smoker
This smoker is great! I added a guru control, gasket kit, lid hinge kit, and a guru control.
This thing holds temp right on the money. I have cooked ribs and chicken so far
All had great smoke taste and nice and juicey! Love this grill so much I bought my dad
October 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wayne Solid cooker, but needs some improvements
This is a great cooker but I'm surprised that given all the well-known leak issues that Weber have not made any improvements to the design. The aluminum door doesn't sit flush with the cooker and also doesn't help retain heat as well. There were still leaks from where the lid sits on the cooker after a half dozen cooks.
What you'll need to get is the stainless steel door and some nomex insulation tape to make this cooker super solid.
On a 15.4 lb bag of Kingsford blue, I've been able achieve around 15 hours at 225F.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Randy love my smoker
great smoker work like a champ. I have used it 5 times with great results every time.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HOMEYDFD Finally got into the smoker game!!
Ok this is a late review because I bought this smoker during the Super bowl to smoke a brisket. WOW is all I can say! First setting up the smoker was super easy, added wheels for mobility, and honestly right out the box it held temperature without any major adjustments. Had to add charcoal about 4-5 hours into my cook. Not bad if I must say,. Super easy to use and maintain temp for any long cook. Also did baby back ribs, but left them on too long. Smoked for about two hours then wrapped them in foil for another three and they literally fell off the bone. Way too done for me. Used Apple and Hickory wood chunks. Also held temp even when it was cold out, I think I was in the low 30's that day so I can imagine how much better it should perform in warmer weather. Even thinking about entering some competitions in the near future! Overall a solid investment so if you are on the fence trust me you won't be disappointed!
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MickHLR These Weber Smokey Mountain Smokers Should Cost Twice as Much
I've been smoking meat on an offset stick burner for years...and it has done well. The problem is, it worked me to death, because it wouldn't hold temp for very long. That is not the case with this 22.5" WSM. I've cooked on it 4 times so far, including two overnight cooks, and it has been amazing. On both overnight cooks, I went to bed and left it alone all night...no problem, still holding temp the next morning. I could never do that with an offset. The last overnight pork butt I smoked was a 9 pounder that took 14 hours at 235*. The WSM never waivered. I did use one large bag of Kingsford, but only one of my normal post oak splits that I use on the offset, cut up into fist sized chunks. For a 14 hour smoke on the offset, I would've used 22-25 splits. It has almost twice the cooking surface of the XL BGE, but at 1/3 the price. I added the wheels myself...very simple mod. The only problem I see with the 22.5" WSM is it's making me lazy.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DSJ Easy to use smoker
I already owned the 18 which is really good and works perfect. I just wanted something a little bigger for ribs and large briskets. I sold an academy wood burner to by this one, the ease of use of these smokers just cant be beat. I loaded it up with ribs over the weekend and it set on 225-250 the whole time. Just set your vents before you get to your desired temp.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rudy123 love the smoker
We ordered the Weber smoker online and it was delivered to our local Home Depot in a couple of days free of shipping charges. We picked it up, brought it home, set up and started smoking. It was super easy to set up and came with accessories like a cover it works great, smokes delicious meats, and is fun to use.
August 16, 2016