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Jan M.

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A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« on: February 05, 2018, 04:41:20 AM »
Hi friends,

The story begins in summer of 1985. My Dad has often been to USA for work and he also was a reservist.
While visiting the USA he learned to love BBQ and the attitude towards life it brings with it.
Due to the fact he was also a reservist he knew a lot of GIs here in Germany. (Bamberg, Erlangen, Fürth)
and in 1985 he bought a red Weber kettle from a good friend (Sergeant of the US Army).
This was also the foundation stone for my addiction to the kettles and to BBQ.
Unfortunately the kettle got lost in the late 90s (vandalism)
In 2004 I bought my first kettle, a OneTouch Silver (which I turned to a gold over the years). Of course I still own my first „Black Beauty“.
In the same year the idea came into my mind to chase and search for a kettle my dad once owned, a G coded OneTouch.

So today after nearly 15 years now the dream got real.
Many many thanks to my friend @Bertl from Austria !!!
Bertl heard the story and what I was looking for and said he has one and is willing to sell it to me!

Thats it! Today the postman delivers me the parcel and while I am writing these words to all of you crazy kettle friends my G-coded „Lady in Red“ stands next to me.

@Bertl my friend - I love the kettle and I can’t say enough thanks to you!


The only pic of „Dad’s kettle“:




My „new“ G coded:






Jan
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 11:29:26 AM by Jan M. »
Best regards,
Jan

Bertl

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 04:49:38 AM »
You are very welcome @Jan M and i like your story about dad and his G code Kettle!

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Jan M.

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 04:54:07 AM »
You definitely made my day !
Thank you so much @Bertl
Best regards,
Jan

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 04:59:13 AM »
Now that is a cool story congrats @Jan M. Awesome assist @Bertl the WKC hard at work
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michael wolf

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 05:34:07 AM »
beautiful story, congratulations !!! @Bertl  is a good man !!!


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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 06:18:29 AM »
Great team work guys! Also those are some sweet pictures.


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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 06:26:09 AM »
Thank you for sharing such a great story.  There are so many good people in the world, and I love seeing stories like this!

Firemunkee

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 06:35:33 AM »
Love this story. Fantastic pictures too!

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 07:14:50 AM »
Congrats, Jan. I've enjoyed your recent posts and this one is top notch! Kudos to @Bertl for the assist.
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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 07:17:52 AM »
Great story and a beauty of a kettle!!

Hansiurpils

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 08:46:41 AM »
Hi Jan,
Great story and congrats to the „Lady in Red“.
Hope you enjoy this kettle very much...
And @Bertl is a great guy to let go this kettle...


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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 08:51:55 AM »
Great story and team work fellas!

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OzzyDingo

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 11:08:53 AM »
Nice way to start the day to read a story like this. Congratulations guys!


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Brain_STL

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 04:12:03 PM »
Wow, what a grate story, congratulations!!,


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greenweb

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Re: A real German story or it took 15 years to got real
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 04:41:24 PM »
Very nice! Your dad's G-code red looks like a brownie without a fade or darker mist on the lid. The Red from Bertl looks to be in a great condition.  Congrats!
« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 04:43:22 PM by greenweb »