Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker Review

Great for Beginners and Weekend Trips

I received the Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker as a gift from my best friend. Well, he was into smoking meat, poultry, and fish and he wanted me to get hooked into it too. I thought that he shouldn’t have bothered spending a ton of money on this thing. But I later found out that it wasn’t really that expensive.

Did it get me hooked into smoking meat and fish? Not really, but I did learn to enjoy smoking and grilling from time to time. I also like the fact that I have a handy and reliable little smoker slash grill slash cooker that I can turn to in case I’m craving for some great tasting ribs.

Who is It Suited For?

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker - 14.5 in. - Black

Weber 14.5 inches Smoker

I recommend this Weber smoker for anyone who wants to do occasional meat smoking. I don’t think this unit will satisfy a seasoned veteran or a true blue meat smoking enthusiast. Well, come on, 165 square inches of grilling space isn’t big enough to serve a crowd. If you’re looking for a compact smoker that you can take with you on weekend getaway trips then this is a good inexpensive option.

Product Highlights

  • EASY ON THE BUDGET: I understand that this Weber Mountain smoker is the watered down version of the bigger 18.5 inch and 22.5 inch models from the same manufacturer. It’s just the right size for personal use. It’s also built for occasional grilling and smoking. I don’t use it every day but it does make great smoked meat whenever I do.
  • GREAT TASTING RIBS AND TURKEY: I made a lot of nice smoky flavored ribs using this Smokey Mountain. I just trim my cuts down to about six bones (or something like that) so they can fit on one of the grills. I can fit an entire chicken or even a small/mid-size turkey (about 15 to 17 pounds) and give it some smoky flavored tenderness.
  • COMPACT ANC EASY TO ASSEMBLE: This Weber is pretty easy to assemble. It took me about half an hour to figure out, but that’s just me. I don’t have a lot of technical skills. But hey, if someone who has very little assembly capabilities can put this together, that means so can you. I also like the fact that it’s very compact; makes it easy to move around too.

Click here for the Weber 711001 Smoker product specifications


  • The dimensions of this smoker are as follows: 31.4” x 14.8” x 14.8”. Its total weight is 23 pounds. It gives you a total of 165 square inches of cooking space.
  • This Smokey Mountain Weber is outfitted with a thermometer on the lid.
  • It comes with a water pan and a charcoal chamber that is porcelain enameled.
  • The fuel door of this Weber cooker smoker is constructed out of aluminum, which is basically resistant to rust.
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This Smokey Mountain smoker is a pretty good product for those really intimate lunches or dinners. You can only cook a meal for two to three people using this grill. I guess if the makers of this product added more cooking space then it would have been a really great product. Other than that, the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker is perfect for anyone who wants to try smoking and grilling food.

Final Verdict

Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker - 14.5 in.

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker – 14.5 in.

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Weber 711001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 14-Inch Charcoal Smoker, Black

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Weber 711001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 14-Inch Charcoal Smoker, Black
New in 2014, the 14.5-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker (SMC) is uniquely scaled-down in size and budget friendly. This water smoker is just right for beginners looking to experience the delicious advantages of low and slow cooking with a smoker. It also fits the bill for anyone smoking smaller cuts of meat for intimate gatherings. The SMC features an innovative temperature grommet, which allows you to accurately monitor the heat inside the smoker without opening the door. The Weber family of Smokey Mountain Cooker Smokers also includes 18.5-inch and 22.5-inch models.

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