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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2019, 09:19:12 AM »
I hadn't thought of it that much really. One way would be to just remove both grates and brush it into the vent holes or over the side. Another way might be to use a shop vac without a filter. Just better be dang sure all the ashes aren't lit.

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swamprb

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #136 on: June 24, 2019, 03:39:39 AM »
While itís not a Weber Ranch Kettle, Iím the proud owner of a Whalen Kettle King!


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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #137 on: June 24, 2019, 04:12:03 AM »
While itís not a Weber Ranch Kettle, Iím the proud owner of a Whalen Kettle King!

I would have bought one of those if it turned up before my Ranch.  Grill on!
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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #138 on: August 04, 2019, 07:06:03 PM »
I finished my Ranch build recently and finally got it out into the sunshine for some proper photos.  It looks quite menacing and I can't wait to put it to work!

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cumminfourya

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #139 on: August 05, 2019, 06:10:48 AM »
I finished my Ranch build recently and finally got it out into the sunshine for some proper photos.  It looks quite menacing and I can't wait to put it to work!

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I love the way that looks, awesome work!!


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PotsieWeber

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #140 on: August 05, 2019, 08:35:11 AM »
NICE.  Put some tail lights on it & hook it up to your trailer hitch to bring to a meetup.
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Hal

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #141 on: August 05, 2019, 09:38:30 AM »
NICE.  Put some tail lights on it & hook it up to your trailer hitch to bring to a meetup.

Maybe if I find a red one like JEBIV or a white one like Radjx003 I can build a trailer lol
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inkaddictedchef1

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #142 on: August 05, 2019, 12:13:10 PM »
... the mothership has landed in brownie town. Glad to have joined the rancher club

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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #143 on: August 05, 2019, 12:20:29 PM »
Love the pic of the kids, congrats, Chef!


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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #144 on: August 05, 2019, 01:29:22 PM »
Glad the mothership made it home safely!  Looks good with the rest of the crew!
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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #145 on: August 05, 2019, 09:23:19 PM »
The mothership has officially landed! That's just all-kinds-of-cool.

PotsieWeber

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #146 on: August 06, 2019, 02:57:53 AM »
The actual kids, or more like "kettle babies".  Kind of like the people who talk of their "fur babies."

Love the pic of the kids, congrats, Chef!


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Hal

Villageofwolves

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #147 on: August 14, 2019, 09:46:55 AM »
Three weeks no briskets at Costco I may have to throw on 5-8 racks this weekend. https://imgur.com/Q5cQ1EI
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Bluegrass Boiler

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #148 on: August 29, 2019, 05:41:03 AM »
Cleaned up and and first burn on "Big Bud" DH code.  Getting ready for College Football Kickoff Cookout this Saturday, gonna load it up!
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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
« Reply #149 on: August 29, 2019, 06:41:45 AM »
Cleaned up and and first burn on "Big Bud" DH code.  Getting ready for College Football Kickoff Cookout this Saturday, gonna load it up!
Looks good @Bluegrass Boiler.  What is on the menu for the first big cook?

I just had my first big cook on the Ranch last Sunday.  Did 60 burgers and 64 hotdogs.  I used two heaping chimneys of charcoal and dumped it on the back half of the charcoal grate.  Seared about 20 to 25 burgers on the direct side, would spin the grate around to indirect to flip or cook indirect.  If a few looked a little not done I threw them back on direct.  Hot dogs only took a few minutes and if you cook a lot of them putting them on the grates to where they roll easy works best.  I had enough heat to do 3 runs of burgers and the hotdogs but you could always add coal ontop of lit to keep it going.  I purchased two of these ash rakes that have hooks for grates to spin the grate. You could get by with just one if you don't have a heavy load on the grate. 

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I moved my grill like you are going to do in the back of my truck.  Some tips I would have for easy clean up would be to bring a metal bucket to throw still burning ash or spent ash into so the grill can cool down to clean out.  It is really hard to do without pulling the grates.  If they are still warm a good set of grill gloves or welding gloves is really helpful.  If you want to make clean up easy you could try a pan or foil on the indirect side of the charcoal grate and also on the ash pan.  It is crazy just how much uncooked fat accumulates.  On the direct side it just burns off.

I recently got some wood handles for mine and can't wait to get them set up right with the modded metal straps.

Good luck with game day!

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« Last Edit: August 29, 2019, 06:44:28 AM by ReanimatedRobot »
ISO: 18" & 22" Lime, 22" Cado, Plum SSP, Clean & Colored 18" for Midget Mod, and the usual Grails.