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Bbqmiller

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Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« on: April 07, 2013, 03:09:59 PM »
Well, I decided today I would use this beast for what it is meant to do. Nothing fancy, but I am sure she liked the taste of some charcoal,

Decided to use the ring from a 22 in WSM and basket to make a defined fire ring - I thought this would aid in charcoal usage.



Weber crew waiting for service

Two chimneys of lump not fully lit


Double beer can chicken rack - bought this two years ago and this is the first time I have used it

Duke

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 04:40:03 PM »
Looks great, please post more action shots.

Bbqmiller

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Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 05:29:38 PM »
Here are few more pics - sorry there weren't more. First cook with her I was spending some time figuring out vent-temp control.

Chickens, 10 in CI skillet with cornbread, and baked sweet potatoes with room to spare.


Grilling some squash and roasted red peppers


Chickens were rubbed with commercial rubs (John Henry's and Plowboys) and smoked over mulberry.


The chickens and some of the veggies will be eaten during the busy work week. I didn't get a pic but the protein for tonight's meal was a big slab of fresh grilled salmon over some alder. I still have some learning how to master the three bottom vents, but the first cook went pretty good. I did have to add some lump towards the end of the cook , but the charcoal consumption wasn't that much more than the 26 in kettle. Love the room - never can have too much .

1buckie

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 05:34:16 PM »


Nice lookin' cookup !!!

Next................................Whole Hog, Whole Hog, Whole Hog !!!!!!!

C'mon, man....ya got the room !!!!
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sparky

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 05:44:28 PM »
Lol buckie , looks grate , wish i had one !!

bob hope

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 03:51:21 AM »
Nice setup! good looking food to!
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Kilted_Griller

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 06:14:17 AM »
Nicely done mr. miller!! Nicely done indeed!! I agree with Buckie, a whole hog is needed!
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1Cavman

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 07:08:40 AM »
Nice setup... Good lookin birds...

1911Ron

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 08:53:59 AM »
Wow that is a lot of room!  Good looking chicken!
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javahog2002

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 08:39:10 PM »
Never cooked cornbread on the kettles yet.  Always  see a new idea on the WKC.

Have any of your friends or neighbors seen you Ranch Kettle ?

If so, what were their comments ??  :o  :o
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Bbqmiller

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Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 12:50:33 PM »
I have cooked cornbread numerous times in the kettle. Use a CI skillet and preheat it to get a nice crust.
I can't wait until the first cookout with friends/neighbors - I am sure the RK will get some attention.

wolgast

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 11:12:48 AM »
Cool! Love that ranch! AWESOME is the Word!

zavod44

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Re: Breaking in the CL Ranch Kettle
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 06:44:05 PM »
Impressive...most impressive...

Oh and that SS perf needs wood handles....

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