1960-61 Weber Texan

Featured here is one of the oldest documented grills that we have in the Weber Kettle Club.  This grill belongs to the proud owner and site member, Greg, aka...glrasmussun.  This is the 22" Weber "Texan" which is dated from 1960-61.  Attached below is Greg's own story of how he originally found the grill, then nearly lost it, [...]

Finished Weber Texan left side profile 1 comment

Vintage Accessories: 8801 – BBQ Accessories Starter Set

Of all the vintage accessories, the Weber Barbecue Accessories Starter Set was likely the most commonly sold add-on besides a cover. That being the case, if you are a kettle collector or flipper you've bound to have come across bits and pieces of this set along the way. Either a rusty old roast rack, a tool holder or even a set of the [...]

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Yellow Weber Ranger Restoration: From Trash to Treasure

As most of you know, finding a nice colored vintage Weber grill isn't an easy thing, especially now that Weber Kettle Collecting has grown into a world-wide hobby.  Now imagine this: It's 4:30 am. In the darkness of predawn, you are taking your daily walk. You take your typical route and you stumble across an odd [...]

Weber Ranger finally back to work 6 comments

Apple Bombs (Caution: Highly Addictive!)

The Scoop: A few weeks ago @Idahawk shared an excellent kettle dessert recipe in the Cooks, Pics and Recipes forum. We tested this one out at home and it's keeper for sure! Extremely easy to make and the results will have you wanting more... like... LOTS more. Another benefit is that these just sit there foiled and cook while you [...]

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Homemade 26″ Weber Performer Mod

One of the most desired and "asked for" models of grills that Weber has yet to create is the 26" Performer.   Well this grill may be the closest we have seen to date. WKC member Ron, aka "TexasOnion" decided he would make his own 26" Weber Performer.  This custom setup features two stainless steel Performer carts mounted end to end [...]

26" Performer cart side view 4 comments

Review :: AncientBBQ Silicone BBQ Gloves

I've always been curious about silicone grilling gloves, so when WKC member @fedex posted up an Amazon deal that was too good to pass up I decided to give them a try. This particular offering is made by a company called Ancient BBQ and can be found here: Amazon - Silicone Grilling Gloves Below is some additional information found on the AncientBBQ website: FDA Approved [...]

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1970s Lime Weber Kettle on eBay

There's a Lime Weber grill on ebay right now. The buy it now is $450, which is steep - but it's a pretty rare kettle. We'll have to wait and see if it sells. This one is missing TWO daisy wheel vents, which you can get from a donor kettle or from Weber. It's also [...]

The finish of this Lime green weber looks to be in pretty good shape! 0 comments

2015 Weber Kettle Club Shirts are HERE!

It's been a CRAZY year already, and it's only APRIL. So far this year we've hit: - 11,000 members - 160,000 messages - 13,000 kettles owned We've been featured on Mint.com, a few magazines that I can't remember the name of (apparently people still read magazines). We've formed partnerships with Aaron Franklin, Thermaworks, Cajun Bandit, [...]

the 2015 WKC Shirt is HERE!
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Diet Mountain Dew Smokey Joe

This is the only Smokey Joe we have documented that has a Diet Mountain Dew logo and script on the handle.  It is currently owned by WKC member Troy Dunn, aka "dwnthehatch".   This is a new Smokey Joe with a vent code of "AT" which dates it to a 2013 grill. Typically we see the logo grills [...]

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Mini WSM Plans: Smokey Joe Smoker

(note: this article originally published October of 2010 on Meatninja.com. The Meatninja is now blogging for WKC and his site is no longer online) Mini WSM -  in all its glory I've long been into grilling with the occasional venture in smoking and barbecuing. But over the summer, I had a couple really fun experiences [...]

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