I just found one that was given to me back in the day; 1 of 6 and I'm pretty sure 1 of two left from then. One guy in the machine shop took one home to burn old legal papers like bills and such.Mike you were on to something with those mock ups. I bought one as soon as they hit the shelves. Since added a second for the RV. I have all three size WSM and the 14 is by far the one I use the most. Turned three of my co-works on to the 14. Awesome cooker in my opinion.
Nice to see you back with us, Mike!In the old days, the bottom half of the Weber torch was the water pan. I don't know what they actually started shipping it with.
I can't tell much smoke flavor difference. Most of the cooking I was doing with it was a variety of foods and recipes to see if they would work and taste halfway decent. I didn't compare the ribs of a 14 to that of the 18 or 22.Mike D,
Can you tell any difference in smoke flavor between the 14.5" WSM compared to the larger WSMs?
When I pushed for this in 2007, they thought of the 14 as a novelty item! I guess the same was of the phone apps too: "Let's see if this 'cellular device thing will stick around'"Reckon Weber will make an even smaller smoker?
Probably not, unless it is a novelty item.
I can completely understand this. Shoulders can be tough on a 14 just because of size and time.I need to gain more experience. I started with the 22 close to two years ago and later thought a smaller unit would be worthwhile. So I purchased the 14. On what few smokes I tried I could not keep it going without refueling (i.e. shoulder at 225-250). A bigger downside is the fact that--in my opinion--the food had a taste that I associate with my PBC where the drippings fall to the lit coals and somewhat alter the taste. I like that taste sometimes but not always. Then I purchased the 18. The 18 and 22 satisfy my taste buds but I still desire to learn how to use the 14.
Yeah.. I doubt they would as well. Took them years and years to re-release it after the redesign.I love my 14.5 & use it way more that the 18.5. It's a giant killer, imho.
I've made a few modifications that make it extremely versatile:
I doubt that Weber would ever make any of the above.