WKC Posts of the Week March 31, 2014

Grilling season got off to an early start this year as the charcoal sales are in full force. Starting March 30th through Apr 5th, Walmart will have the Kingsford Original twin 18 lb bags for $10.24 and Royal Oak 17.6 lb bag for $8. At 28.4 cents/lb, this is almost as good as the 23-25 cents/lb for Kingsford blue briquettes typical of Memorial day and July 4 sales. Royal Oak lump also rarely goes on sale so stock up now! Kettlepizza is also having a $50 off sale if you have been waiting to pull the trigger on a set.

2014 WKC Show and Shine is live! Check out some great grills like:

G’s 26′r lineup

stu 26

 

and Craig’s retro kettle!

craig 50s metal shelf

WKC Posts of the Week March 31, 2014

Scores

Argentflame scores a Ranch Kettle for $250
G & Harbormaster finds a custom marbled 18.5″ under black paint (!)
Harri92 red electric kettle
OoPezoO scores a ER Mastertouch for $10

Mods/Restorations

Craig shows how to make a metal triangle shelf

Cooks

Good discussion on low and slow pork butt
Saxart tuna steak on CGA
Winz breakfast fatty, Giant crabby turds
One Touch Platinum grilled calzones, dutch apple pie

General awesome threads

Hitler finds a yellow MBH on CL
Royal Oak Chef select briquettes from Do-It-Best
Whats the best bbq in your city?
Winz care package from Jocool

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WKC Posts of the Week March 24, 2014

Welcome spring! I am proud to announce the first annual (or when we feel like it) WKC NorCal meet!!!!!!!!!!!!! This event has been in the works for years and I promised this one should NOT BE MISSED. Come see how “Team Cali” does bbq in the sunshine. WKC First Annual NorCal Meet 2014

How can we make WKC better? Give us your feedback here!

Another  26″ roti and MBH showed up on ebay. Do you think it’s worth the asking price of $500? Check out vintage 26.75″ MBH and roti grill on ebay.

Weber 26 rotisserie

WKC Posts of the Week March 24, 2014

Scores

Landgraftj raids NOS at Ace.
LNIB Red MT 
Argentflame scores a Ranch Kettle for $250
Happy cooker score and discussion
Vintage Wok and discussion

Restorations & Mods

Good discussion on Ash Sweep updates
Dazzo Granite Weber Performer table

Cooks

Winz inaugural cook of the Bizbee Performer , Pulled pork, and Frito pie
1Buckie and MaxBobcat cook with sauce
THUNDERDOME does tritip
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amesnomore Teriyaki beef on a korean bbq insert
HankB veggie cook
wyd bunch of food pr0n
1Buckie makes a pie

 

General Awesome Threads

Is the new CB Blue actually Blue or Purple? Grillfella color comparisons get ridiculous
Where do you store your Weber(s)?
Golly builds a trailer
A grillfella reviews a local bbq joint
WKC fuzzy feelings thread

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WKC Posts of the Week- March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, WKC! Let’s kick-off some green WKC traditions by cooking some beef on that  green kettle. Share your green kettles in the avocados, lime, and fruits showoff thread, like pbe gummi bear’s Crate and Barrel performer below.

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Check out pbe gummi bear’s review on the Thermoworks Timestick.

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Last but not least, check out the new Weber Grill Modifications and Custom Kettles Gallery! Contact us to nominate your favorite kettles. How about a custom wood table by Glrasmussen to start?

C&B - Angle 2

Posts of the week March 17, 2014

Scores

Harris92 vintage peg-leg brown offset Smokey Joe
GC8 green OTP adventure
crumbsnatcher scores a pristine red MT from G
Winz red MT rescue

Restorations and Mods

Jaysackuvich custom double weber table
RoundRockMike pristine OTG
AZ_MIKEY CB Performer cleanup
Winz unveils Project Bisbee Copper Performer on SS Table

Cooks

Eapples pork butt
Harris92 ribs on an OK Joe
Mike.stavlund and pbe gummi bear chicken yakitori round 2
Jamesnomore scotch eggs and meatloaf
HankB does corned beef for St. Patrick’s day
One Touch Platinum brownies and 1Buckie cheese and tomato pie
Winz dutch oven camping cook
Mike.Stavlund glazed bourbon boneless chicken

General Awesome Threads

Grilling grate technical reference thread
Crumbsnatcher asks if kettle shipping got pricier
1Buckie asks about “The Vortex” and does some background redecorating
Discussion on the Crate and Barrel Blue Performer
G
oofing around with pictures threads- Pics that don’t need words and anything but webers
Vintage Aussie Australian Weber Commercial

http://weberkettleclub.com/grill-modifications-custom-kettles/

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Taking better pictures of your grills: Camera Phone Edition

Your camera phone can take amazing pictures with these simple steps. We will focus on full kettle closeup picture with a tight crop. For real glamour shots, wipe down / clean the gunk and dust from your kettles first!

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Thermoworks Timestick Review

Timestick comes in a variety of colors

Timestick comes in a variety of colors

Thermoworks Timestick Handheld Timer Review

I’m a geek for kitchen gadgets but the one thing I didn’t have was a timer. The closest thing I had was my iPhone, but it’s hard to set precise count down timers to the second without a third party app. An iPhone also isn’t meant for a kitchen environment where liquids and hot surfaces put electronics at risk. I had a good experience with the Thermoworks Thermapen so when I heard about the Timestick through their recent sale, I had to give it a shot!

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WKC Posts of the Week of March 3 & 10, 2014

Daylight savings time this week means more time in the evening to grill. No more telling your family that you “enjoy sunset grilling” when actually you started the charcoal too late. :D Hang in there, Northerners. Spring is almost here.

Last week we released an article on how to convert your One Touch Silver OTS into a One Touch Gold OTG. We’ve also been compiling links to a Weber Kettle Club Technical Reference Library. Do you have more ideas on reference articles for us to put together or add to the list? pm pbe gummi bear and we’ll see what we can do!

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Winz’s Weber Westerner

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Winz with his best GrillFella face

A few WKC members got together on Sunday Feb 23, 2014 to pay a visit to Winz and his newly acquired Wood Dale Westerner. Lightning struck twice and a second Weber Westerner kettle was posted for sale in one week. It just happened to be nearby to Winz. Can you imagine the feeling of finding something so unique for sale?

Winz’s score began with a desperate plea to the WKC, avoiding some grill snipers, and then finally ended by securing the deal for his collection after a tumultuous 24 hours. PBE Gummi Bear lives in the region and shamelessly asked to see the Westerner in person. A few emails and calls back and forth and it was a date! We would take some pictures of the Westerner and maybe, just maybe, fire it up.

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Converting a Weber OTS to OTG

Converting a OTS to a OTG and Ash Catcher History.

The Weber Kettle has had an ash catcher dish for more than 60 years. Weber was the first company to popularize the adjustable vents under the charcoal for temp control and an ash catcher prevented the ash and embers from falling on the ground. Weber first invented the One touch system in 1982 and filed for patent #CA 413907 on Oct 21, 1982.  The One-touch has 3 elongated vent slots in the kettle base that served the dual purpose of airflow and ash removal. The actual vent scraped the bottom of the bowl while also being able to adjust the vent opening. The One-Touch ash sweeper and vent was moved with a handle outside the kettle.

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MasterTouch with the top-of-the-line One-Touch ash catcher

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The Westerner has landed – Congrats Harris!

westernerThe now famous Weber Westerner that sold on eBay for a whopping $2400 has finally arrived at its new home.

WKC Member Harris92 was the only one with a wife willing to let him bid, and bid he did. The grill shipped a few days ago and arrived this morning.

Congrats Harris, and thank you for bringing this grill to a WKC home!

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Happy Birthday to kettle inventor George Stephen!

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The iconic Weber kettle was invented by Mr. George A. Stephen, who was the late founder, and former owner & president of the Weber-Stephens Products Company. George passed away in 1993 but his legacy lives on at WKC and in millions of backyards around the world.  Today we celebrate George’s accomplishments and birthday!In the early 1950′s, George was an employee of the Weber Brothers Metal Co. He was destined to become the original grillfella when he had the inspiration to modify a metal bouy into the kettle bbq we know and love today. The kettle barbecue would forever be part of Americana bringing “covered cooking” and delicious bbq to people worldwide.

Here’s to you, George!

 

 

 

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