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Lumpy Coal

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2015, 01:44:16 PM »

Prior to being here, people would search me out just to tell me where to find a free kettle they saw.....or search me out to give me one they had or had found.....

My first post:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/introduce-yourself/this-is-great-!!!/

The nicer (& more recent) ones are ALL due to WKC & the great folks here !!!!!

Nice!  A pillar of the kettle community eh?!   

That last picture is inspiring....I need to learn to make turds!  Never had em, never heard of em till this site but man they look good. 

swamprb

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2015, 02:04:15 AM »
I collected kettles to use for drum smoker parts.
I cook on: Backwoods Gater, Lang 36, Hunsaker Smokers, Pellet Pro 22" WSM, BGE's, WSM's, Cajun Bandits, PK Grills, Drum Smokers, Genesis Silver C, Weber Q's, Cookshack 008, Little Chief, La Caja China #2, Lodge Sportsman...oh yeah! Weber Kettles! Kamado restoration and pit modification hack!

WNC

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2015, 04:52:39 PM »
I'd guess I'd say I was just a grilling and BBQ enthusiast before this site.

Cooked on cheap gassers when I was a teenager. (When I thought I knew everything about grilling...)
Eventually led to a chargriller smokin' pro and a "rescued" smokey joe. (Through college...)
The chargriller led to a WSM (And a different site...)
The WSM led me here. (My favorite place on the internet...)
Which led to this



Weberitus...

SmokenJoe

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2015, 06:55:00 PM »
@WNC  That's a mighty fine kettle family ;D                              SJ
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Looking for Dark Blue MBH 22", Dark Green MBH 22", Yellow MBH 22", Glen Blue MBH 22", Avocado MBH 22".

zavod44

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2015, 06:59:26 PM »
I was a collector before I told Troy he should start this site.....
Vintage Weber Grill raconteur and bon vivant.....and definitely Sir Agent X

tb80

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2016, 06:40:33 PM »
Just read back over these and love to hear about how people got into Webers.


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Looking for Blue Mastertouch or Blue Performer. 

Currently have: Performer (Green); 22.5 Mastertouch (Red); 26.75 OTG;  22.5 WSM; 18.5 WSM; Jumbo Joe; SJS (Green Uline); SJG (used for Mini WSM); Blue SS Performer; Blue MBH; Summit

Josh G

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2016, 06:54:46 PM »
Before I came across this site I thought I was a weirdo who collected kettles.  I was always searching for different colors and sizes.  I would go on another site (dedicated to weber smokers) and not hear much about kettles.  When I found this site I realized I was not alone and not crazy.  I have showed my wife tons of your guys pictures and said see other people are into it too.  She is now ok with the collecting and actually gets excited about new colors.  I am still thought of as having a strange hobby and being the Weber guy around my family and friends but at least I know now there are a lot of us. 

kettlecook

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2016, 06:58:24 PM »
No collector here. As I've posted, 99.9% of what you see down here in the south is plain black Webers...so I've had my bases covered, from my little SJ in a bag up to my big 26.75" OTG. But I'd been lurking from time to time here and I've kept on having to tell myself that it's wrong to want another man's pretty grill! And right now I'm saving for a BOAT! But ssshhhhh..don't tell the Missus, but after that I'm gonna get me some pretty colored kettles, by God, one way or another! She thinks I have a lot of grills and smokers now. Lol. I'm gonna sell a couple of the smokers...but there will be replacements!


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AZRaptor

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2016, 07:29:13 PM »
I frequently visit the bbq-brethren site quite a bit and one day last January I realized, "Holy Cow! I don't have a Weber kettle!". It's such a staple of American BBQ history, I figured I should have one. Shortly after that I found my first kettle, a black gas-assist SS Performer. I don't remember how I originally found this site (probably from a @1buckie post) but after starting to visit this site and seeing so many cool kettles I started feeling the itch for more.

Over the past year I've gone full Weber addict. I now have two SS Performers, three Smokey Joes, two black 22s, a brownie 18, and "Roswell" a 1988 Ranch Kettle. The addiction hasn't been limited to kettles. I've also gotten a Weber Q320, a pretty cool Gas Kettle Performer and I even picked up a Weber Fire Pit and a Weber Chill cooler.
I'M A RECOVERING WEBER ADDICT
Selling: Black & Green Gas Assist SS Performers, Brownie Gas Kettle, 1980 B Code Black MBH, 70's & '04 SJ, Weber Firepit, Black Happy Cooker On the Bubble: Blk Offset SJ

TheDude

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2016, 08:14:06 PM »
Im a cooker, not a collector. However, after finding this place and learning to use a kettle properly… I usually use two at a time. Most of mine are black, but just picked up a 11' copper Target kettle. I really want a blue! Favorite color. Do I want some unique kettles? Yes. Do I want a $15k Glen Blue? No. Do my friends and family think I'm crazy? Yes. Do they love for me to cook for them? Yes.
Still need a 22” yellow

RumBar

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How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2016, 07:00:59 AM »
For 12 years I cooked on a black OT because I knew everything tasted better on charcoal but for those 12 years I was a complete hack! I knew nothing of zone cooking and I never ever adjusted the vents, I left them wide open. I thought the bottom vent was just for cleaning the ashes out. While the food was good it was never consistent, some times burnt other times too rare and possibly cold. Over those 12 years I gained a green OTG that my wife bought me for one Father's Day, I didn't even know they came in colors and then a few years ago I came across a new blue Corona labeled grill which had to have. But the grilling was still a struggle, somehow I had seen guys do the bare hand over the coals to guess at the temperature and then prodding the meat with tongs to judge the doneness of the meat. So last spring I came across a picture of a copper Performer and thought the table would be handy so I ordered it and while I was waiting for it to arrive I thought I'd look on line for something new to try on the new grill. Wow! There are a lot of recipes on the Internet! Well somehow I found this site and corrected my grilling techniques and I am making huge strides in my grilling abilities. I feel I'm at the point of food porn! So to the question of I am I a collector? No, but my stable of 4 has increased to 10 now. Thanks to all of you. Gah!


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toolhead

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Re: How many were collectors before finding this website?
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2016, 12:35:50 PM »
I started with 18" wsm..then the  14" wsm...then a  few performers ...

Interesting point .i first saw a redhead ss performer when researching how to cook on a kettle/performer..theres a youtube video of a guy grillling on a redhead ssp...when i saw the flipup ss table ..the ssp search was on....
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