Weber Smokey Mountain Charcoal Smoker Reviews
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Weber Smokey Mountain Charcoal Smoker

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  • Weber Smokey Mountain Bullet - the smoker to buy

    Jul 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High quality and easy to use.
    Cons: A built in thermometer would be good. Water pan is a bit wimpy.

    Summary: If you’re checking out smoker reviews, then you’re likely thinking about buying your first smoker or replacing a low end model. You’re at the right spot here at Epinions and considering the right smoker if you have your eye on the Weber ... read more

  • build quality problem

    Dec 6, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: sturdy top and bottom
    Cons: flimsy door, legs, repeated poor build quality

    Summary: The smoker arrived with the central section (the chimney) being defective. The porcelain flakes off at the corner of the rectangular opening for the door. The door does not fit the opening at all and there is a large gap when it is closed. Weber ... read more

  • Set It and Forget It

    Jul 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great and easy to use.
    Cons: Not great for grilling.

    Summary: I call my Weber smoker, R2 since it looks like the character from Star Wars. First of all, I'd like to point out that I have 7 barbecue units. 5 are charcoal grills and 2 are small propane units. I love grilling and barbecuing (aka smoking). Before ... read more

  • WSM Cooker - The Cadillac of Chimney Style Water Smokers?

    Jul 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large food capacity, heavy-duty Weber construction, highly efficient fire box design.
    Cons: No built-in thermometer. Runs much hotter than other smokers unless air inlets are restricted.

    Summary: I got turned on to back yard stovepipe water smokers over 25 years ago while living in the Southwest. Working and playing with a group of accomplished cooks and outdoor enthusiasts, I was introduced to the delicious joys of smoked meat at home. For many ... read more

  • poor quality repeated problem

    Jun 25, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: name brand
    Cons: poor quality

    Summary: The smoker arrived with the central section (the chimney) being defective. The porcelain flakes off at the corner of the rectangular opening for the door. The door does not fit the opening at all and there is a large gap when it is closed. Weber ... read more

  • Ex-Smoker... Smoking Again

    Jul 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb temperature achievement and control. Very "Weber" design. Overall ease of use.
    Cons: No Thermometer, Water pan is small. No good way to remove ash while running.

    Summary: For Christmas last year, my loving wife purchased a smoker for me. It was a sweet gesture, and much appreciated; however, the Brand "X" smoker simply didn't meet the expectations. I couldn't achieve (let alone maintain) temperature. Needless to say, I ... read more

  • It's true -- smoking is addictive, and I'm hooked.

    Aug 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent overall construction, ability to hold heat for long periods, made by Weber.
    Cons: Water pan difficult to use, no work surface, no built-in thermometer.

    Summary: I got my Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker (WSM) about a month ago from Dickson Supply ( . This is the third Weber product that I own, and I am a customer for life. After I bought my first Weber, a Smokey Joe, I sent in my ... read more

  • I think I got the reject

    Jul 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sturdy steel body.
    Cons: Feed door isn't tight to the smoker. Flimsy vents. Liquid pan is tippy.

    Summary: Reading the rave reviews here I must say that I think I got a reject. I actually had to double check my grill to make sure that it's a Weber and not just a look alike. Well, it is a Weber and without actually being able to verify that a few things have ... read more

  • Can't be without my WSM

    Dec 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Most foolproof smoker on the market. Holds temperature as steady as an oven!
    Cons: Limited area for meat, shallow waterpan

    Summary: I purchased my WSM about 8 months ago, and I literally have only missed only about 5 weekends worth of smoking since I bought it. I have smoked so much meat, my WSM hardly has a chance to cool off before I'm lighting it up again. The WSM is ... read more

  • I'm A Smoker & Proud of It!

    Nov 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent quality - Durable - Worth the price
    Cons: Only comes in black.

    Summary: Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker   I am fortunate enough to live in an area of the country where we can BBQ probably 10 months out of the year. Heck, it's November and I sit and write this in shorts and a tank top and will most likely be using ... read more

  • Best of the Bullets

    Mar 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value Lightweight Sturdy good temp control = good BBQ No Modifications needed
    Cons: Not easy to move Hard to get to temp in winter

    Summary: This smoker is the very best of the water smokers. I have had mine for a little over a year now, and am happy with it. I consider it a great "starter" pit, but for many users there will never be a need to progress beyond it. It gives you much ... read more

  • Cook some butt with the Weber Bullet

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple design
    Cons: Easy for your neighbor to steal

    Summary: In the world of backyard patios, there are many types of cooking mechanisms. From the basic kettle to the built-in natural gas grill with side-burners and infra-red rotisseries. These are the tools of the 'griller'. The grill is pre-heated, the food ... read more

  • Smoke 'em if ya have 'em!

    Jun 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: simple and easy to use
    Cons: outside gets extremely hot

    Summary: Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker Do you know what I learned how to do last year? Smoke turkey! Do you know what my husband has been doing for the pass twenty years? Smoke fish, turkey, chicken, venison and ... read more

  • Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker: Buy The Best & Only Cry Once!

    May 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Weber quality, ease of use, excellent temperature control, portable, moderately priced
    Cons: Limited capacity to cook for very large groups, catering, etc.

    Summary: If you're interested in creating real, slow-cooked barbecue, and you're in the market for an affordable, high-quality barbecue cooker for the backyard or barbecue competition, then the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker should be at the top of your ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • WSM

    Dec 29, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy temperature control for 6 hours. Pink smoke ring and best ribs to date.
    Cons: Wish the water pan was slightly bigger, but can upgrage through Brinkman.

    Summary: I just received the Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker wanted a more authentic tasting BBQ! There is a web site with a bunch of reciepes and tips for easy use. I wanted to add my 2 cents because you don't see very ... read more

  • Caution - Something's Tasty in Here!

    Oct 13, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good quality for the money, excellent power
    Cons: No thermometer, easily scratched (so keep it out of the way)

    Summary: I like compactness, and this grill is surely compact. It is almost literally unnoticeable in the corner of my backyard. It has a very nice and shiny black color. The best part about this is that dirt and dust is not easily visible. However, the shininess ... read more

  • Your neighbors will hate you...

    Oct 8, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good quality product, best smoker for the money.
    Cons: Flimsy design on side door, no thermometer.

    Summary: Be prepared for some serious neighbor envy with the Weber Smoky Mountain (WSM) 2820. The smells and tastes produced by this smoking machine are wonderful! The WSM is a bit pricey, but well worth the money. The WSM is ready for smoking right out of the ... read more

  • The only bullet smoker I would recommend.

    Mar 21, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Well built, easy to use, great value.
    Cons: More expensive than other uprights.

    Summary: This is really the easiest smoker I have seen. I realize that it costs a lot more than the ones at Home Depot, but it maintains temperature like a champ. It is easy for anyone who can start a charcoal fire to maintain a 200 - 250 degree temperature for ... read more

  • Smokey The best.

    Jul 21, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: easy to use follow the instructions
    Cons: not good for a lot of food

    Summary: I really enjoy the weber. You have room for medium type smoking. Its easy to learn to use. I smoked my first turkey an it came out good. Man this smoker is so nice. I cook pork, beef or chicken in it an it is moist. I put coke in the water try. That is ... read more

  • Outstanding

    Oct 16, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Durable, easy assembly, high capacity, ease of use, free cover.
    Cons: Uses a lot of charcoal!

    Summary: Don't skimp and buy a cheaper smoker. Weber knows their way around the fine art of cooking meat. This is a quality product that'll last for years. It's easy to use due to the superior design; the fire always settles down to the right temperature and st ... read more

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