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brucemcclure

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Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« on: June 15, 2021, 03:34:57 AM »
Hello, everyone. My birthday was last Thursday (6/10) and my wife gave me a wonderful present...a Weber Performer! I've been grilling for the family with those $99 tin grills from WalMart, etc., for years. But she knows I've been eyeing this beauty each time I stroll into my local hardware store (we are fortunate enough to have a nice, small, locally owned Ace in the center of town. I haven't stepped into a Home Depot in years for this very reason). You guys have no idea how happy I am with it. Now...I just need to learn how to use it better! I've done a few dinners on it so far (steaks, chicken...), but haven't really even come close to using it to its full potential yet. I did, last night, make pizza on it. Yum!

Looking forward to participating here. A little about me...
  • NY Mets, MiLB, CFL fan
  • Strat-O-Matic baseball enthusiast
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  • Interior Designer
Hope to be learning a lot!
« Last Edit: June 15, 2021, 04:33:27 AM by brucemcclure »
Im just happy to be here. Hope I can help the ball club. I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out.

JEBIV

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 04:12:09 AM »
Welcome from Doraville, Ga. I think you are going to like it here !
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill

RRRanger99

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 05:16:01 AM »
Welcome from Virginia Beach, VA.

bamakettles

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 05:18:46 AM »
Welcome from Huntsville, Alabama!  You're in for a treat - these kettles are so versatile and the sky is the limit.  There are tons of posts here with cooks shared - I recommend trying the search feature if there's something you're particularly interested in.  Have fun and share your successes and trials with the group!

AZ2FL

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 03:23:32 PM »
Welcome to the WKC, its a down to earth bunch of grill enthusiasts.

If you can grill on a $99 Walmart grill, you should have no problem learning a 22 kettle. Lets see pictures of your birthday Performer.

Cheers from hot and humid Florida


Btw Im an Az Diamondbacks fan lol
« Last Edit: June 15, 2021, 03:25:18 PM by AZ2FL »

brucemcclure

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2021, 09:30:03 AM »
Here's a pic. Full disclosure, I only take goofy photos.
Im just happy to be here. Hope I can help the ball club. I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out.

Foster Dahlet

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2021, 02:58:47 PM »
Welcome from Rome, GA. 

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I like my Kettles like my coffee....strong and black.

2019 Black 26" OKP; 2015 Black 22" OKP; 2004 Black SJP; mid 70's Statesman; mid 70's Gourmet, 2017 Black CGA; 2000 Black GGA;

Vwbuggin64

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2021, 09:57:13 PM »
Welcome from Santa Maria CA (originally from Wolcott, CT [emoji16])


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26" 2010 AD Code (Black), 22" 81 B (Faded Black), 22" 86 H (Black),91 N SJ (black), 18" 65 (Red), 12 AU Tostito SJ , 22" CU (Copper), 22 2018 CB (Crimson),22 (Brown)Happy Cooker, Q2000 Charcoal, Weber Spirit, 22in Yellow, 18"WSM, Happy cooker SJ

brucemcclure

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2021, 11:11:04 AM »
(originally from Wolcott, CT [emoji16])

Santa Maria, CA has a much better climate. Congrats! LOL
Im just happy to be here. Hope I can help the ball club. I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out.

Farace

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2021, 12:07:37 PM »
Welcome from Santa Maria CA (originally from Wolcott, CT [emoji16])

I went through Wolcott last week, to pick up a 1991 One Touch Plus in Watertown. :)

Vwbuggin64

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2021, 03:45:22 PM »

(originally from Wolcott, CT [emoji16])

Santa Maria, CA has a much better climate. Congrats! LOL

Lol, yes it does but it does miss the small town feel.


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Rollin coal

26" 2010 AD Code (Black), 22" 81 B (Faded Black), 22" 86 H (Black),91 N SJ (black), 18" 65 (Red), 12 AU Tostito SJ , 22" CU (Copper), 22 2018 CB (Crimson),22 (Brown)Happy Cooker, Q2000 Charcoal, Weber Spirit, 22in Yellow, 18"WSM, Happy cooker SJ

Vwbuggin64

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2021, 03:46:37 PM »

Welcome from Santa Maria CA (originally from Wolcott, CT [emoji16])

I went through Wolcott last week, to pick up a 1991 One Touch Plus in Watertown. :)

Heck yeah a 1 touch! My dad still lives there and I try to get him to pick up some grills every so often. He works late so by the time he is ready they are gone. I miss Wolcott and CT.


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Rollin coal

26" 2010 AD Code (Black), 22" 81 B (Faded Black), 22" 86 H (Black),91 N SJ (black), 18" 65 (Red), 12 AU Tostito SJ , 22" CU (Copper), 22 2018 CB (Crimson),22 (Brown)Happy Cooker, Q2000 Charcoal, Weber Spirit, 22in Yellow, 18"WSM, Happy cooker SJ

Farace

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2021, 10:31:21 PM »

Welcome from Santa Maria CA (originally from Wolcott, CT [emoji16])

I went through Wolcott last week, to pick up a 1991 One Touch Plus in Watertown. :)

Heck yeah a 1 touch! My dad still lives there and I try to get him to pick up some grills every so often. He works late so by the time he is ready they are gone. I miss Wolcott and CT.


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Well, there’s one there right now! :) Not to be an enabler or anything . . .

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/117350780421922/

Vwbuggin64

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2021, 08:05:57 PM »


Welcome from Santa Maria CA (originally from Wolcott, CT [emoji16])

I went through Wolcott last week, to pick up a 1991 One Touch Plus in Watertown. :)

Heck yeah a 1 touch! My dad still lives there and I try to get him to pick up some grills every so often. He works late so by the time he is ready they are gone. I miss Wolcott and CT.


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

Well, theres one there right now! :) Not to be an enabler or anything . . .

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/117350780421922/

And its gone [emoji52]


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Rollin coal

26" 2010 AD Code (Black), 22" 81 B (Faded Black), 22" 86 H (Black),91 N SJ (black), 18" 65 (Red), 12 AU Tostito SJ , 22" CU (Copper), 22 2018 CB (Crimson),22 (Brown)Happy Cooker, Q2000 Charcoal, Weber Spirit, 22in Yellow, 18"WSM, Happy cooker SJ

brucemcclure

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Re: Thought I'd drop an introductory post from CT
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2021, 01:24:26 AM »
Lol, yes it does but it does miss the small town feel. 

I have to say, I don't get that feel most anywhere in CT, and I've been here since 1987 (came here to work for the Whalers...sigh...how I miss the Whalers). The area has just become crowded, loud, histrionic and wwwaaayyy too busy. We are planning a move next year so we can be closer to my FIL in NH (I work in NH, anyway). My new Performer in my back yard is my escape from the urban lifestyle this area as morphed into 
Im just happy to be here. Hope I can help the ball club. I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out.