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The Weber name is synonymous with quality outdoor cooking; and Weber charcoal smokers have the same high quality and attention to detail that Weber instills in their charcoal grills.
They are also easy to use, well constructed, and provide years of great tasting smoked meat, poultry, and fish. Under review is the Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker; the middle sized Weber charcoal smoker in the Smokey Mountain line.
Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Charcoal Smoker Features
Every Weber 721001 charcoal barbeque smoker has…
- A high quality premium grade porcelain enameled steel construction
- Two nickel plated 18.5 inch cooking grates
- An enameled steel water bowl
- An interior temperature thermometer built into the lid
- Individual vents built into both bowl and lid for even temperature adjustment
- A heat resistant nylon handle
- A 10 year factory warranty
The Weber 721001 Charcoal Smoker Is Easy to Set Up
We found our Weber 721001 online for about $269; and it shipped extremely fast with the “Super Saver” free shipping. As with most Weber products, assembly took less than 20 minutes from unpacking to a finished, ready to use charcoal smoker; unlike other smokers we have reviewed, the assembly instructions with this Weber charcoal smoker were clear, straightforward, and impossible to misunderstand. And once assembled, the Weber 721001 was sturdy, yet stable; even on the uneven concrete patio pad that we set it up on.
Here is a Customer Review of the Weber 721001 Found on Amazon.com: My BBQ team Slap Yo Daddy BBQ from Diamond Bar, California, has been competing using two of these smokers which I bought off Amazon with free Prime shipping. They work flawlessly and are easy to use and clean up. Our WSMs regularly allow us to win Grand Championships even when we go up against other smokers costing over $15,000. The key step once your smoker arrives is to ensure you season it properly. New WSMs will tend to overheat until you are able to get grease and gunk on the inside and around the rim where the lid sits to ensure an air tight seal. The fastest way to season is to do the following… Click Here to Read the Rest of This Customer Review…
The Weber 721001 Charcoal Smoker Is Designed for Novice Smokers
What we really liked about this Weber 721001 is that it is extremely easy to use; especially for people new to using a charcoal smoker. It is easy to load charcoal and water (both initially and while cooking), you have accurate internal temperature control maintained easily by adjusting the airflow vents in both the lid and the bowl, and the smoker is very easy to clean since the nickel plated grates allow any attached food to be brushed away with a grill brush. And smoking with this Weber charcoal smoker is almost “hands off”. Once you get the temperature where you want it, you can literally walk away from it for three or four hours. You are not constantly checking the smoker every half hour to insure even temperature control.
The Weber 721001 Charcoal Smoker Improvements
There are a couple of new improvements on the Weber 721001 over the older model we reviewed that we really liked. First off, they added a wider, spring loaded side door which makes it infinitely easier to add additional charcoal and water. And the included ash pan keeps the charcoal remnants off the cement of the patio. The nylon handle on the top of the smoker actually stays cool to the touch, and the thermometer on the lid is actually pretty accurate; which is unusual on most charcoal smokers. The porcelain enameled steel construction makes this a rock solid unit; but you will have to “season” this smoker once or twice to really get the flavor of the smoked charcoal into your food. Seasoning this smoker is nothing more than firing it up once or twice for a couple of hours with a full load of flavored briquettes to burn off any manufacturing residue and heat temper the cooking grates. But once seasoned, you will find that this Weber 721001 not only gives you great smoked meat and poultry; but it has enough internal room to fit as much as you’d like to smoke. With 684 square inches of cooking surface, we have done a full turkey along with ribs at the same time, and still had room to spare. And as you use this smoker over time, you will discover that the lid creates a great seal; hardly any smoke escapes which is nice if you want to enjoy your patio while the Weber 721001 is working.
The Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker – Great for Beginners
This Weber charcoal smoker is ideal for beginners; not only is it easy to use, but it becomes easier every time you use it. Plus, the Weber customer support is second to none. They include a really handy smoking guide with every grill; and the Weber website online is a great resource to use for actual “reports from the field” that will show you some great shortcuts and other smoking tips. For the price, this is a great value in a charcoal smoker, it is easy to use, and is backed the Weber name and guarantee; which is one of the best in the business.