Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5 Inch Cooker Review

Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5 InchThe Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker is one of the most trusted BBQ Smokers on the market, and has been for a long time.  Go to any KCBS or FBA BBQ competition and you’ll see a ton of them in use.   Many teams, from seasoned pros like Harry Soo to beginners in the backyard category rely on WSMs as their go to cooker of choice.

The 18 1/2″ version of the Weber Smokey Mountain is great for those with limited outdoor space. However, if you are anything like my buddies in BBQ, you’ll soon be looking at the 22.5 incher.  Why? Simple!  Because it’s bigger!  🙂

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

Without question, the far one of the best and most inexpensive cookers out there for great BBQ Smoker action is the Weber Smokey Mountain.   In essence, this simply but expertly designed piece of BBQ technology is basically just a water basin bullet style smoker boasting a basic design that hasn’t changed since its inception.

The popularity of the Weber Smokey Mountain or “Weber Bullet” has reached cult following levels, with folks on the net commenting on and sharing photos of their WSM experiences all over the place!

If taken care of and cleaned regularly, your Weber Smokey Mountain cooker should last you many years. If you decide to pull the trigger on one, be sure to grab a copy of Gary Wivviot’s Low and Slow: Master the art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons. He gives you great info on building the perfect fire and how to produce awesome smoked Chicken, Pork Shoulder, Sausages, Ribs and Texas Beef Brisket, among other dishes.

As you can see, the Weber One-Touch Gold charcoal grill continues to receive high marks. There are a few items you might want to consider when buying this grill. To keep it clean while not in use, a Weber 7453 Premium Kettle Cover is a great option.  You’ll want to have a set of basic tools.  For this, the Weber Professional-Grade Stainless-Steel BBQ Tool Set has proven very popular among true Weber enthusiasts.

Lastly, you’ll want to start your coals burning in the most efficient manner possible.  A Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter is going to do the trick nicely, here, as it has proven to be one of the fastest ways to get a lot of charcoal burning fast without having to ruin your natural lump charcoal with nasty lighter fluid!