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Thread: WSM 22" Upgrades?

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    WSM 22" Upgrades?

    I just bought a new WSM 22" (I've used an 18" for a couple years).

    Does anyone have the water bowl upgrade (higher capacity) from Cajun Bandit? Is it worth $35 to increase the water bowl capacity to 20 quarts?

    Also, is the Cajun Bandit door upgrade worth $39?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMark View Post
    I just bought a new WSM 22" (I've used an 18" for a couple years).

    Does anyone have the water bowl upgrade (higher capacity) from Cajun Bandit? Is it worth $35 to increase the water bowl capacity to 20 quarts?

    Also, is the Cajun Bandit door upgrade worth $39?

    Thanks.
    Door yes, pan no. Even on overnight brisket and pulled pork never have had to refill when cooking around 225-250

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    Were supposed to put water in that bowl?
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    I've been smoking for 1.5 years. Several months ago I did my first smoke without water after reading that many others do not use water; I simply foiled the dry pan. Thus far, I have never used water since that first experiment. I'm not saying it's wrong to use water but I am content without it for now.
    Last edited by BFletcher; 07-24-2017 at 04:11 PM. Reason: typo from 1.5 months to 1.5 years

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    It holds a lot of dip...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMark View Post
    I just bought a new WSM 22" (I've used an 18" for a couple years).

    Does anyone have the water bowl upgrade (higher capacity) from Cajun Bandit? Is it worth $35 to increase the water bowl capacity to 20 quarts?

    Also, is the Cajun Bandit door upgrade worth $39?

    Thanks.
    Hi How were your vents on your new WSM 22. Just got mine yesterday, and see tiny openings in the bottom vents.
    Thanks Dan
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    Also; regarding the door I did purchase the CB version with their lock. My CB door is quite possibly no better sealed than my stock door but my stock lock suddenly started feeling weak, so I do at least feel that I have a high-quality door lock.

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    The only time my bowl gets wet is when I wash it, and that only happens if I am lazy and I don't throw away the foil soon enough after a cook and the dripping eat through it.
    Save a lot of clean up time, crumple foil to form spacers that sit in bottom of bowl, place multiple layers of foil across top of bowl forming a depressed foil bowl.
    Cooks great, and unless you let it sit until the dripping eat through the foil clean up literally takes 30 seconds.
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    I did the Cajun Bandit door, wheels and clamps. Also added a BBQ Guru DigiQDX2.

    I'm very pleased with the results of each. It's a trouble fee smoker that kicks butt with minimal trouble.


    I did an overnight 225 degree brisket last week and the water factory Weber water pan still had plenty left after 18hrs.


    I really like these smokers.
    WSM 22.5 Jumbo Joe Master-Touch 22 Ninja-black Thermapen & a pair of Kamado Joe's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles H. View Post
    The only time my bowl gets wet is when I wash it, and that only happens if I am lazy and I don't throw away the foil soon enough after a cook and the dripping eat through it.
    Save a lot of clean up time, crumple foil to form spacers that sit in bottom of bowl, place multiple layers of foil across top of bowl forming a depressed foil bowl.
    Cooks great, and unless you let it sit until the dripping eat through the foil clean up literally takes 30 seconds.
    Really? I'll have to try this! I have the 22" WSM and clean up is my LEAST FAVORITE part.
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