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Winz

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Wood Dale Fillet
« on: May 17, 2017, 07:38:32 AM »
This cook is as much about the kettle as it is about the food....

My Wood Dale 49er gets the call for this cook.  When I lived in NorCal, I had a blacksmith friend of mine make up some replacement hooks for old Weber ash pans.  @jcnaz contacted me about getting some of them to restore an old kettle he was working on, and of course I got him a set.  Flash forward 2 years - I ended up moving to Arizona and live about 5 miles away from JC!  With great generosity, he ended up gifting me the very kettle that I gave him the hooks for. 

Kettle karma is a wonderful thing....

Anyway, here is one of my favorite kettles.  I put foil on the ash pan to keep it in good shape when I cook:








Start off with some corn cooked over lump:




Used the corn to make some corn fritters.  Sweet potato wrapped in foil:




A couple of small fillets.  Check out that cooking grate - it is the original and is so much stouter than the grates we get today:




All plated up.  Beef Fillets, sweet potato, corn fritter, homemade caesar salad (I always make my own jumbo croutons), drunken fruit (Grand Marnier over fresh fruit), all washed down with a Washington state Cabernet and eaten al fresco:




Thanks again JC (and @Dale Benson ) - the 49er is definately getting some use!

Winz

« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 07:42:23 AM by Winz »
In an ongoing relationship with a kettle named Bisbee.

JEBIV

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 08:05:57 AM »
Grate cook and an awesome Woodale

Mr.CPHo

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 08:12:04 AM »
I love that little guy.  Nice cook.


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Travis

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 04:27:09 PM »
Just goes to show the level of respect in this club.
Great story, man.  Beautiful kettle, and a fine cook.


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 04:53:19 PM »
Great cook and kettle and this is off topic but I really like the patio pavers and butchers block. Very nice area you have there.


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Foster Dahlet

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 06:31:23 PM »
that is a beauty.  and i concur with @HoosierKettle ....very nice space.
I like my Kettles like my coffee....strong and black.

2002 Black SSP w/gas assist; 2015 Black 22.5" OKP, 1991 Red 22.5" OT+

Craig

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 06:59:24 PM »
Great looking food and cooker! Nice work!
Every kettle has a story.

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jcnaz

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 07:14:42 AM »
@Winz , I am glad you are the caretaker for one of the nicest Wood Dale era kettles around.
She looks beautiful!

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« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 07:16:21 AM by jcnaz »
-JC

hawgheaven

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Re: Wood Dale Fillet
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 07:56:11 AM »
Beautiful kettle, and beautiful cook!
One 22.5" Performer, One 22.5" Coppertop, One 22.5" Redhead, One 18.5" Blackhead, One Smokey Joe, Two 18.5" WSMs, One mini WSM, two Smoke EZ units, and a BIG Klose smoker