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Thread: 14.5" Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Model 711001

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    Moderator Chris Allingham's Avatar
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    14.5" Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Model 711001

    Now that we have visual confirmation of the WSM 711001 14.5" cooker for 2014, I've added 14.5" WSM to the title of this forum.

    14.5" WSM Schematic

    Let the 14.5" WSM discussion begin!

    • How much do you think it will cost?
    • What would you be willing to pay for a 14.5" WSM?
    • Do you think it will sell well, given that you can build your own Mini WSM?
    • Do you plan on buying one?
    • Is the 14.5" WSM a substitute for the 18.5" cooker, or a companion to it?

    What do YOU think? I feel like we should be passing out cigars...a new baby WSM is born!

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    I think they will price it between $149-$199, but I tend to believe it will be closer to $199. Is it worth it, probably not, and I don't care, I will buy one. Or two. But I am a cooker collector. I have five bge's, and more webers than I am comfortable admitting. I have a 22" wsm that I love, but it doesn't travel well in my accord for cooking at work. This will.

    I have the tamale pan, but I never got around to building a mini wsm. It seems this will be easier, at least for me. I know some people love to build, but I like walking into the store and buying my stuff, not parts to build my stuff. I do think this will sell really well, but I wonder if it hurts 18.5" sales. I could see people buying a big one, and a small one. Or weirdos like me buying two of each.
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    TVWBB Hall of Fame Dwain Pannell's Avatar
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    I will definitely buy at least one. I RV "camp" and this will be perfect. I made a mini and it's great but I want the real deal. I think you've seen enough posts from me to know I've been looking for this a LONG time. I think I'll have that cigar Chris is having.

    Cost will probably be high at first but I guess that's the price I'll pay. I wonder how this will affect the market of the older 14" WSM 1880's?

    I think this is a companion to the 18 and 22. They will each have their niche. This is for the guy like me who doesn't have a lot of room in the RV but wants to cook while camping. The 22 is for the big back yard full packer cook. This is for the traveler/tailgater/appt dweller or person who just wants a small cooker who, like Rita, may not have the tools or time to do the mini build.

    Weber really does listen to their peeps. First the silicone grommet now the 14" WSM. Well played!
    Last edited by Dwain Pannell; 08-10-2013 at 03:25 AM.

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    TVWBB 1-Star Olympian Bob Correll's Avatar
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    It looks like it will have the extra hole and silicone grommet too.
    Their parts list is messed up though.
    There are two #9's, one for the therm bezel, the other for a gray silicone grommet.
    The handle is shown as #8, but listed as the thermometer.

    $150 or less (ha ha), it's a no brainer for me.
    $200 or more, then I think long and hard about it.

    edit, #12 is the actual grommet.
    Last edited by Bob Correll; 08-10-2013 at 03:43 AM.

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    TVWBB All-Star Mike Willis's Avatar
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    Like Bob, I might go for it if it's under $150. But I'd probably sell my 18.5" WSM to pay for it. I've never filled the top grate and never even put the bottom grate in my 18.5"er...I'd love the space saving in my shed. Let the waiting game begin!

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    What is the purpose of item #14, "Grease Tray, Smokey Joe '10" ?
    KCBS, SCA, Operation BBQ Relief

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    TVWBB 1-Star Olympian Tony R's Avatar
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    I will buy it... Regardless what it cost. I'm just a big weber fan...

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    The hard part will be convincing the wife that I need one.
    14.5" wsm, 18.5" wsm, 22.5" wsm, 18.5"ots, Black Weber 22.5" Performer, 22.5" Weber rotisserie, Weber Ranch kettle, Lang 84D

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    I will probably end up getting one, but will still need a SJ for those "just the two of us" BBQ's. I will have to see if engineering the WSM to grilling would work. Considering I have about $150 into my Mini WSM ($100 to powder coat pot), I would do that amount for the real deal, not much more though.

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    Moderator Chris Allingham's Avatar
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    Since the 18.5" sells for $299, and the 22.5" for $399, I'm going to guess the 14.5" will go for $199. Seems like a nice progression in pricing.

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