I have a WSM ( Weber Smokey Mountain ) , you can go to the official website "Forum" for this smoker
by doing a google of "the virtual bullet"
when you do, Google will give you this site as the first result:http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/
That website is the motherload of all BBQ discussion forums for the WSM. Its' the bible if you will.
The actual discussion forum is here: http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/groupee
After being a member on that group for a few months, I bought the Weber Smokey Mountain,
and haven't regretted it.
Here in Canada it was $279.99, in the States it's cheaper.
The Big Green Eggs are about $1,000 to $1,200 here.
They are great machines, and yield a great product. Does one do a better job than the other ?
.... that debate will go on for a very long time. The BGE ( Big Green Egg ) will work in
temp much lower than a WSM ( like winter time ) and is very well insulated so it can go forever.
However the WSM ( Weber ) that I have can go for a good 10 hours in the summertime keeping a temp of about 250 degrees - like you would do for brisket, and this is on only one filling of charcoal. ( using the famous Minion Method )
It all depends on how many times you will use it, and how big your wallet is.
I love smoked ribs and pulled pork, but only do it maybe a max of 6 times during the summer. By October
the smoker is put away for the year.
however there are many guys that own a Green Egg that will smoke during the winters, but these guys are
true bbq guys, and do this several times a week.
Both are amazing machine, both make amazing food.
Back in 2003, I bought my WSM, loaded it with charcoal, and made ribs that day, - all I can say is this,
my ribs were better than the places I had visited locally. I used a great rub on them, followed directions, and
smoked the ribs for about 5 hours. They were just out of this world. I couldn't believe that on the firs try that
I had made these.... I was really really impressed.
Sure, I would love to have a Big Green Egg also, but I just can't justify buying it, when I'm not really smoking that much in
reality. If you have the $, and think you will be smoking once a week, then it's probabally a good investment, but the WSM
is a hull of a lot less expensive, is a very well built product, and with the money you save you can buy a lot of meat
Sorry all, I didn't realize there was another thread on the BGE that was posted so recently....