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Kneab

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Finally a Wscgc
« on: August 01, 2020, 12:16:39 PM »
I have wanted one if these since I first saw it in person, but at 2k plus tax [emoji852] The only way one was coming home with me was if I could find a used one or if Weber lowered the price.
So this past weekend I went camping with my family about 3.5 hrs away from home. While I am driving I had my phone on silent. We got to the campground and quickly set up camp before we ran out of daylight. I take a break, sit down and figured I'll see whats going on at the Wkc and I see that I have missed several texts over the last 3hrs from Potsie. He has found someone that is about to list a Summit, he knows that I want a Summit so he texts me to see if I want this one. The gentleman selling it has only communicated with Potsie through Facebook, which I am not on[emoji2357] He offers to give my number to the seller or just continue to be the go-between for the seller. Several texts back and forth and a few phone calls over the weekend trying to arrange a time to meet with the seller and possibly purchase this Summit. I tell Potsie that I can go Sunday night or Monday morning to see it and possibly purchase if it is good enough condition. He receives response from the seller that comes around 10 pm saying in the morning would work. The earlier the better for me because I have to work at 2pm. I try to set a 9 am meetup but he would rather have me there around 10. Now that I have a time set I need a way to transport the Summit home. I normally use a Honda Odyssey for picking up performers. They fit through the hatch with the lid off and then it can be put back on. The Summit is much taller and the lid is not as easily removed so I opted for a Uhaul trailer. I arrive at the sellers house and go around the back to see the grill. It looks great on the outside and a little crusty on the inside. He shows me the griddle, sear grate, some grilling tools, the cover and s couple of bags of Weber charcoal. We agree on a price and I pay him.
He helps me move it around front and get it loaded into the trailer. I put a strap over the top of the kettle, one over the table and one around the back of the frame to keep it from sliding forward in a panic stop. I get everything loaded up and began the ride home. I pulled out of the subdivision and as I am watching the trailer in the rear view mirror I see the Summit boincing around pretty violently. I pull over into a parking lot to double check my strapping job. Straps are tight. I look under tbe trailer and realize a Uhaul trailer does not have any suspension and the tires are inflated to 60 psi [emoji45] So I grabbed my tire pressure gauge and dropped them to 35 psi. The ride home took me about 15 minutes longer than expected driving around every bump possible. The whole way home thinking that I was going to break the frame of the grill. If I ever need to pick up anything else like this I am going to skip the trailer, spend 3 dollars more and just rent a van.
Sorry for such a long story.

And to Potsie, thank you again for being the go-between and making this possible.

First cook is today 3 racks of baby backs

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JEBIV

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 12:27:36 PM »
Awesome story, happy you finally got one, nice assist Potsie

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 12:45:49 PM »
Nice! Looks practically new.

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 12:46:03 PM »
Congrats, that thing looks brand new!


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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 01:14:36 PM »
Congrats! I hope I find mine someday!

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michaelmilitello

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 02:18:38 PM »
Congrats!   Nice teamwork.


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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 03:09:56 PM »
Congrats, Kneab!  Nice assist by Potsie!

bamakettles

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 03:29:24 PM »
Very cool!  Congrats....


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JonesBBQ

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 04:07:00 PM »
Awesome! Good looking first cook!


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Kneab

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 04:38:46 PM »
Thank you everyone.

Dinner is done

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Lowbrass

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 05:26:13 PM »
Congrats Karl!  Great pickup!  Those things are awesome!


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Walchit

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2020, 06:51:18 PM »
I was starting to get worried during this story, glad she made it home safe!

Kneab

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 07:42:00 PM »
Not nearly as worried as I was driving it home. Never renting one of those trailers again.[emoji27]
I was starting to get worried during this story, glad she made it home safe!

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DrewZ

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2020, 03:43:07 AM »
Congrats! 
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Kneab

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Re: Finally a Wscgc
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2020, 04:00:48 AM »
2nd cook on the Summit.
16# prime packer from Costco.
Injected with Kosmo's Q Smokehouse reserve and rubbed with Plowboy's Bovine bold.
Weber coals and pecan wood chunks.

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