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5150cd

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New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« on: August 12, 2014, 05:42:34 AM »
I have a 18.5" WSM and have used it as a "Little Black Egg" and really enjoy grilling with it as much as I do smoking.  I'm starting to turn away from my propane grill now and want everything cooked with charcoal so I've started looking for a Weber kettle.  I found this one locally, judging by the pictures it looks to be from 1969.  The price is good I think, I'm just curious if I'd be better off buying and cooking with this or saving up a little more and getting a Weber Gold.  Any thoughts on if this is worthy of cooking on or is it mainly a collectors piece now. 

Also, can anyone tell what size grill it is?  I haven't gotten to go look at it yet so I haven't measured and the owner didn't know.

Thanks, can't wait to start grilling on one of these bad boys!

Link to the pictures of it: http://imgur.com/a/z79fP
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 05:46:08 AM by 5150cd »

Doug S.

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 06:26:25 AM »
It's a 22.5" Kettle and I'd grab that up in a second, of course I don't have a red-head (yet) what does he want for it ??
Can't go wrong cooking on a kettle  8)

glrasmussen

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 06:31:56 AM »
Not sure what he asking, but that is a very nice grill, snap it up. You won't be disappointed.

charred

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 06:34:51 AM »
It looks to be in very nice condition. "Good deal" depends on the price.  :)

Buy it and begin the (never-ending) wonderful journey...also, scour Craigslist for a Gold, which are often available for 1/3-1/2 retail.

PS- to determine size, check the lid vent position. If it is mounted "outside" the lid handle, i.e. at the handle end, it's a 22.5. If mounted "inside" the handle ends, it's an 18.5.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 06:44:09 AM by charred »
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Heyjude

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 06:35:03 AM »
That's a cooker for sure.. But if you want something modern, look for a used 22 Gold or a Performer on Craigslist. Or spring for new if that's what you like. Most any kettle can be brought back to life.
That one looks like it needs a bit of work. Vents look loose. The actual date is not necessarily from 1969. The seller is guessing unless they know the history.
And while it is a collectible, its not super valuable.  So, go with your gut and get aKettle. You won't be disappointed.
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5150cd

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 06:40:44 AM »
He was asking for $100, I have him talked down to $40.

charred

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 06:42:12 AM »
He was asking for $100, I have him talked down to $40.

Nice! Buy it.

Can I borrow you next time I need a car?  :D
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 06:44:44 AM by charred »
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Heyjude

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 06:59:00 AM »
$40 is good for that grill and condition.. If the bottom vents are too loose, you may be challenged to control temps. Not important unless you plan to use it for low and slow.
You will use more charcoal too.  8)
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1911Ron

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 07:07:22 AM »
I'd jump on it, but that's just me! ;D
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

einrej

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 09:21:16 AM »
Don't waste any more time reading post! Go get it.
Family, 1954-55 Weber Bros Metal Works Kettle,
1979 A-code Redhead 22, 1983 E-code Black 22, & a Rowley Miracle Fire Maker

5150cd

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2014, 09:36:10 AM »
This is probably the wrong site to ask if I should buy it.  It's like going to a forum for crack addicts and asking if I should buy some crack.  LOL  Thanks for the advice, I'll have to go look at it tonight.

truckertrash

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 09:18:56 AM »
This is probably the wrong site to ask if I should buy it.  It's like going to a forum for crack addicts and asking if I should buy some crack.  LOL  Thanks for the advice, I'll have to go look at it tonight.

Well you might be right! but 40 bucks is still a great deal for that one imho.

Andrew

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 05:36:48 PM »
Did u get it?

Troy

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Re: New to Weber Kettles, is this a good deal?
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2014, 11:48:48 PM »
You know damn well the seller is here. Knows the age, fully restored, aggressive pricing.

8)

That grill is sweet. Buy it.