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  1. #1
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    Default Oh The Versitle Webber Bar-be Kettle

    This iconic piece of American BBQ Genius IMO is King. It's the one piece of equipment I can not do with out. It never fails to produce year round. I grill steaks one meal and Smoke a Brisket or a Butt on little fuel set & forget up to 16 hrs just by changing the fire lay and a little creative use of the pitmasters Duct tape (Aluminum Foil)to redirect the air flow. It has given me more for my money than any other piece of gear.
    The OTS I have I bought new in 1985 for 65.00 It has held up remarkably well and still has all the original pieces. You have Kettle
    your proud of lets see it.

    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    MY Blog:Http://acountryboyeats.blogspot.com
    Chargriller Smokin' Pro/SFB
    Webber 22.5"
    Memorial UDS Big Jim

  2. #2
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    St. Petersburg, Fl.
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    They are hard to beat as an all round cooker. I have a modded OTG that seldom gets used anymore since I bought the Keg.
    I also have a Smokey Joe Platinum that has been modded with the added bottom vents, ash catcher, and temp gauge. In it's rolling cart with my 15 gal. Mini UDS....

    Jim

  3. #3
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    Jun 2009
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    Pattison, TX
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    Purty hard to beat a 25.5 inch Weber! Done a lot of great cooks on one. And the little Smokey Joe was my go-to when I lived in an apartment.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Green Bay, WI
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    oh how I love my weber..... i've done


    Burgers - every style,

    Chicken -too many ways to count
    Ribs, steaks, meatloaf’s, ABTS, dogs and sausages, fajitas, kabobs, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, endless foil wrapped meals when it was too hot to cook indoors, fish on wood planks, smoked fish with wood…. Pork …bacon wrapping everything imaginable,… I’ve taken my weber to parties, camping, get togethers , any reason to use my Weber , if I am cooking for a crowd or at home for two, it is my go to summer/ spring fall and sometimes when I need a break from the long cold winter cooker…

    I love my Weber …..
    22' reconstructed Weber
    Iron man- old red ecb w/ super mods
    AquaLung - UDS

  5. #5
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    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tulsa, Ok
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    I've never owned one, or cooked on one. Oh my gravy! How have I survived these 65 years. My chargriller does all that and more.
    Master Cabinetmaker,KCBS Certified Judge,Student of the smoking arts,All around gear head
    Ugly drum smoker,Chargriller,Custom Backwoods Chubby,Bellfab backyard model

    "I love what mine cause, whats mine is all mine. Gives me a reason to go get more"- John Popper, Blues Traveler.

  6. #6
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    I have some Love for a Smoky Joe as well it can be a Very versatile lil cooker too I will do everything it's big brother can on a smaller scale and with a little imagination transform it's self in to a nice lil smoker.
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    MY Blog:Http://acountryboyeats.blogspot.com
    Chargriller Smokin' Pro/SFB
    Webber 22.5"
    Memorial UDS Big Jim

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabinetmaker View Post
    I've never owned one, or cooked on one. Oh my gravy! How have I survived these 65 years. My chargriller does all that and more.
    Sorry you have had a sheltered life
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    MY Blog:Http://acountryboyeats.blogspot.com
    Chargriller Smokin' Pro/SFB
    Webber 22.5"
    Memorial UDS Big Jim

  8. #8
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    Aug 2011
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    Sorry, no pictures but.. a little story.
    Weber started to introduce the kettle in France back in the beginning of the 80's but wow what a price. In 1982 on a business trip to the States I found one for $75 (they were costing close to 8 times that much here) so...
    I said, I have to take a chance. I bought it, cut the box down so it could be checked as luggage (didn't have to pay for extra luggage in business class back then) and brought it back !

    Nobody at French customs even looked at.

    I had many a year grilling on it and often had to replace the grill and/or the grill supporting the charcoal with grills that I could find (Weber replacement parts at the time were unknown here).

    Once I even succeeded in burning the wooden handle so I made a new one.
    One of the rivets holding one of the bottom vents rusted out, I replaced it with a large screw.

    The end came in 2012 when one of the leg supports rusted out. I figure that 30 years for a BBQ that cost $75 is a pretty good deal.

    I have a Spirit E-310 Premium now - I do not think that it last that long. I miss the kettle.
    Cal
    Hardware : Cold smoker, Weber kettle copy, SFB stick burner, Weber Spirit E-310, Bullet

  9. #9
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    Jan 2008
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    Carthage, MO
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    Webers are hard to beat for versatility. Take care of em and they go a long time. Good share!

    No chickens were harmed in this statement. But it doesn't mean I didn't want to.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



  10. #10
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    South of Peculiar, MO
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    I picked up a well used one sitting by the street. Cut the top 4" off, kept the lid, and scrapped the rest. I'm going to use the ring I cut off to adapt my rotisserie to my drum and the lid will fit perfectly.
    Never owned a Weber. They sure have sold a bunch of them.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

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