A Remarkable tale about Grail after Grail…

It all started with a simple picture... Flash back to mid June 2015 : Club member @Idahawk (Dave) is busy searching the abyss otherwise known as the internet for Happy Cooker info. Yes, you read that correctly! Somehow in his browsing travels our resident HC guru happened upon the photo above and of course instantly recognized the gorgeous Glen Blue Imperial [...]

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Another reason to LOVE Weber

It's pretty obvious that we LOVE Weber here. I mean, a community of 12,000 people all here because they love the Weber charcoal grill - that says a lot. Why? Weber stands behind their products. Our forums and many others are filled with glorious tales of amazing customer service. Here's a great example that happened [...]

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Grilled Salsa Verde Recipe

For many of us, it's the high season for a true summer treat:  salsa verde.  I'd been eating this stuff in restaurants for years, but didn't uncover its mysteries until I happened upon some tomatillos at the farmer's market one day.  As serendipity would have it, the next day I was talking with one of my daughter's [...]

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Charcoal Showdown :: Kingsford Competition vs Kingsford Blue vs Trader Joes vs Stubbs Briquettes

We all know there are many choices out there in the way of kettle fuel - but what does each unique brand or product line bring to the table? and is there really a measureable difference between how much ash they produce? Let's take a closer look at 4 of the more readily available briquette [...]

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Weber-Stephen Products Co. Wood Dale Instruction Sheet

Wood Dale kettles are sought after as they are some of the earliest examples of the iconic cooker we all know and love. Finding one is like finding a needle in a haystack, so when one was recently discovered I was thrilled to learn that the original instruction sheet was included as well. It's a fun read so check it out! ...but [...]

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Maverick ET-735 Review: Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer

The Maverick ET-732 was not the first wireless BBQ thermometer when was released in late 2010 but it took the backyard bbq world by storm.  The Maverick ET-732, sometimes branded as Redi-Check, Imation, etc. has become the 'standard' wireless bbq thermometer for a reason. It's accurate, its rugged, and it does its job. Mine has been [...]

When I die, I want the Maverick 735 to lower me into my grave just so it can let me down one final time. 4 comments

How to Cold Smoke on a Weber – Cold Smokers Reviewed

Let's get a few things straight about cold smoking. It's not really "cold" - it's just not hot. Cold smoking is a technique you use to apply smoke flavoring to foods without cooking or heating them. You can use cold smoking to smoke salmon, smoke homemade bacon, smoke salt, smoke nuts, and my favorite... smoke [...]

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WKC Statesmen named Weber’s Biggest Fan – Congrats Matt!

Last fall Matt O'Brien, a WKC Statesmen, blogger, community leader, and all around awesome guy, was chosen as Weber's Biggest Fan. They sent camera crews to his house, powdered his nose, and captured footage of Matt in his natural offline habitat - cleaning, arranging, and utilizing his spectacular collection of Weber charcoal grills. They also [...]

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Product Review: Evapo-Rust

When cleaning a vintage Weber Kettle there are always a few products and tools that are close at hand. Steel Wool, A Razor Scraper, Spray degreaser and now the most recent addition to the all star lineup is a product called Evapo-Rust. Many have probably heard about it at one time or another but the [...]

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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, [...]

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