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Title: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 02, 2013, 12:52:42 PM
I thought this thread might be fun. Check in here if you currently own a Weber kettle with cooking grate larger than 27" diameter.  ;D Please add your pics too. I won't add you until you reply in the thread, except for Brian and his old ranch since I feel he should be #1 on this list.  :)


Ranch Kettle Owners:


1. Zavod44
2. PBE Gummi Bear
3. Golly/Hogsy (joint custody)
4. Duke
5. Bbqmiller
6. G
7. NeoTrout
8. phillyc0wb0y
9.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 02, 2013, 12:53:08 PM
My ranch with StL ribs.

(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/401958_821280180778_1388644179_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Duke on December 02, 2013, 01:14:08 PM
Ranch Fever at the WKC! Great thread idea L. Here's The Animal I just got from Brian. Without his help I doubt I ever would have found an old one like this. I love how it's been passed around and that it made history at the famous WKC meets especially the one held at Jeff's house. I can't find a picture of it all together so if anyone else knows of one please share it. I am also posting Obi Wan's as being the oldest known ranch.

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7486/fzba.jpg) (http://img585.imageshack.us/i/fzba.jpg/)
(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/2793/bm37.jpg) (http://img547.imageshack.us/i/bm37.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Golly on December 02, 2013, 01:29:17 PM
Golly and hogsy to no 3

(http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy294/xygswagon/86C2657D-CC62-47A5-9F21-5C80B2630A47_zpsshjcncuz.jpg) (http://s801.photobucket.com/user/xygswagon/media/86C2657D-CC62-47A5-9F21-5C80B2630A47_zpsshjcncuz.jpg.html)

(http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy294/xygswagon/011_zpsfa20bb1c.jpg) (http://s801.photobucket.com/user/xygswagon/media/011_zpsfa20bb1c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Hogsy on December 02, 2013, 01:39:04 PM
(http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q585/joelhogston/Mobile%20Uploads/77235384-A148-4F6B-BC3E-CEB203A0CA13_zpswfsjhipy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 02, 2013, 02:16:21 PM
This guy, Duke?

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/1000434_984286434938_1216141604_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/983958_984924935378_1982891688_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1000053_984924830588_1142208768_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Troy on December 02, 2013, 02:18:09 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Weber MD on December 02, 2013, 02:28:07 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.

I hear ya.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 02, 2013, 02:31:20 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.

Actually, Troy you inspired me to start this thread.

Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: mrbill on December 02, 2013, 03:06:04 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.

me too. I absolutely have no place to put one, no where near the $$ for one and can't think of any cook I'd do that I'd need it, but all these threads recently have me wondering if I could somehow make it work.
Title: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Bbqmiller on December 02, 2013, 03:16:34 PM
Here is mine. I acquired this last spring off of CL, and it looked really rough even though it hadn't been used much.
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/okmiller/C061D39A-31D6-48F8-8797-3E1082A5C9CF-2614-0000008F1CF52D86.jpg) (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/okmiller/media/C061D39A-31D6-48F8-8797-3E1082A5C9CF-2614-0000008F1CF52D86.jpg.html)
Used a lot of info on this site for cleaning/restoring and ended up with this

(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/okmiller/110ADAB4-450A-4740-9FEF-7322682A2E8A-53468-000005F1C27ACFAE.jpg) (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/okmiller/media/110ADAB4-450A-4740-9FEF-7322682A2E8A-53468-000005F1C27ACFAE.jpg.html)
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/okmiller/BD81DCD7-7226-477F-AC27-EE9CF9AEBAC6-53468-000005F1C66D1E2E.jpg) (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/okmiller/media/BD81DCD7-7226-477F-AC27-EE9CF9AEBAC6-53468-000005F1C66D1E2E.jpg.html)

RK in action - two racks of spares, CI oven full of baked beans, and some wings with room to spare
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/okmiller/null-50.jpg) (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/okmiller/media/null-50.jpg.html)
For those with a 22 WSM - this gives you a size comparison - I used both the day this pic was taken :)
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/okmiller/null-42.jpg) (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/okmiller/media/null-42.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: tattooedant on December 02, 2013, 03:20:26 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.

I hear ya.

This thread is killing me too...now I have to have one...
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: OoPEZoO on December 02, 2013, 03:55:04 PM
Bunch a show offs  ;D

Love the old ones
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 02, 2013, 04:18:30 PM
Ding, ding...  Checking in..

I call it "The Rich Guy's Spaceship" in reference to the guy I bought it from in unused condition after he owned it for 3-years!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a387/saxart/Grills/Weber%20Ranch%20Grill/Perspective.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/saxart/media/Grills/Weber%20Ranch%20Grill/Perspective.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 02, 2013, 04:19:28 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.

BTW... 

PBE-
Wasn't this the point??   8)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Duke on December 02, 2013, 04:22:27 PM
Thanks Lawrence, I never get tired of seeing those old photos from the legendary meet. Golly, I also love seeing that incredible rotisserie you guys have out there. It's a real work of art and puts out some fine bbq I can tell.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: SlickedBack on December 02, 2013, 04:44:32 PM
Somewhere there is a rich guy buying my future ranch! He will show it off by cooking 90 bratwursts for all of his neighbors. He will utilize 25 lbs of Briqs to do this. Many fancy beers will be consumed. Then, in the revelry of the successful gathering he will be caught with the wife of the mayor in the basement.
The ensuing divorce will force the estate sale from which I will purchase the grand cooker.
Many PROPER cooks will follow; there will be rejoicing..... And pictures.


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: MartyG on December 02, 2013, 04:47:37 PM
Thanks Lawrence, I never get tired of seeing those old photos from the legendary meet.

There were outtakes of course - seems like my wife and Jeff's were more interested in someones butt than the epic kettles on display!
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/11181640785_413a5d3bcf_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 02, 2013, 04:54:33 PM
Somewhere there is a rich guy buying my future ranch! He will show it off by cooking 90 bratwursts for all of his neighbors. He will utilize 25 lbs of Briqs to do this. Many fancy beers will be consumed. Then, in the revelry of the successful gathering he will be caught with the wife of the mayor in the basement.
The ensuing divorce will force the estate sale from which I will purchase the grand cooker.
Many PROPER cooks will follow; there will be rejoicing..... And pictures.

This is EPIC!!!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Craig on December 02, 2013, 04:55:59 PM
I second that case of RK envy. Baby steps. First a 26" (got one) . Later, The ranch. Nice RK's guys!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: jcnaz on December 02, 2013, 05:07:07 PM
This is awesome!..my wife will kill me...did I mention this is awesome?
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: mike.stavlund on December 02, 2013, 05:07:30 PM
BBQMiller/Mike, that before/after makes me want to cry a little bit.

Dang, I would *pay*, just to watch an RK cook.  You owners should charge admission.  Epic.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Duke on December 02, 2013, 05:33:00 PM
Thanks Lawrence, I never get tired of seeing those old photos from the legendary meet.

There were outtakes of course - seems like my wife and Jeff's were more interested in someones butt than the epic kettles on display!

I think that picture should go in the gallery! ;D
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: glrasmussen on December 02, 2013, 07:08:24 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.

Ditto!!!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: LightningBoldtz on December 03, 2013, 01:49:39 AM
You guys like to whip out your big ones and show them to everyone else and brag about them...hmmmph

Well I tell everyone it is not how big your kettle is but how you use it.......... :P
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: kendoll on December 03, 2013, 02:01:01 AM
It's weird but the thing that stands out from this thread for me is just how big a 22.5" WSM is. ;D

Ken
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: LightningBoldtz on December 03, 2013, 02:31:19 AM
Did anyone notice how many chimneys are needed to light up these beasts?

(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/okmiller/null-42.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 03, 2013, 03:09:54 AM
Not sure what others use, but I used a full SJ-sized chimney to start up a low-and-slow cook....

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a387/saxart/LitCoals.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/saxart/media/LitCoals.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: G on December 03, 2013, 03:24:53 AM
Count me in....I hope to have some action shots after the weekend.
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3918/1stn.jpg)
Title: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Bbqmiller on December 03, 2013, 01:40:37 PM
BBQMiller/Mike, that before/after makes me want to cry a little bit.

Dang, I would *pay*, just to watch an RK cook.  You owners should charge admission.  Epic.

Thanks Mike
I was surprised how well it cleaned up. It almost looked new once I was done with the restore. I think this kettle was submerged under water during Irene, but now you would never know it.

Mike
Title: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Bbqmiller on December 03, 2013, 02:09:28 PM
Did anyone notice how many chimneys are needed to light up these beasts?


Here is the full stable - actually two of them are unusable - the first two I bought back in 2009. Can't seem to throw them away. As others have mentioned, you can light it up in a similar fashion to a WSM for low and slow (minion). Only need about 1/2 - 2/3 full chimney to get them going. Charcoal usage isn't that bad. You do have take care, as this thing will breathe like a dragon if you don't watch the vent settings.
(http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/okmiller/null-102.jpg) (http://s1095.photobucket.com/user/okmiller/media/null-102.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: 1buckie on December 03, 2013, 02:10:33 PM


 Nice rigs !!!!


I could probably use one of these sooner or later.......95 pounds of pork butts......or 750 'Turds ?
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 03, 2013, 03:20:08 PM
Miller, you could probably cut up that burnt out one and make a nice charcoal ring for a SJ.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: NeoTrout on December 04, 2013, 08:05:46 AM
Here's mine. 1991 RK. Currently undergoing restoration.  8)

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/NeoTrout/Grills%20Gone%20Wild/1991WeberRanchKettle.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 04, 2013, 09:10:11 AM
Nice, NeoTrout! New acquisition or been in the family?
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: NeoTrout on December 04, 2013, 11:49:56 AM
Nice, NeoTrout! New acquisition or been in the family?

I have had it for a couple of years. Picked it up at an estate sale for $200.  8)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 04, 2013, 11:59:28 AM
Nice, NeoTrout! New acquisition or been in the family?

I have had it for a couple of years. Picked it up at an estate sale for $200.  8)


Yeah, but it's missing a front wheel.  Those things are EASILY $100!    8)

(Just kidding, nice grill!)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: phillyc0wb0y on December 04, 2013, 12:17:43 PM
Scored my RK from CL in Feb. 13. The guy that had it for three years and cooked on it a few times each year. Downsizing to a condo, wife said the grill was a no go. Asking price was $600, it sat on CL for a few weeks then went down to $400. Made an offer of $300 and a deal was made  8). I don't think it took me 45 minutes to make the hour and a half drive!


(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/Ranch%20kettle/692D7CB6-8968-451C-AACE-FA207550B127-9392-00000B46C4AF0D31_zps9c92b5d1.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/Ranch%20kettle/692D7CB6-8968-451C-AACE-FA207550B127-9392-00000B46C4AF0D31_zps9c92b5d1.jpg.html)

(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/Ranch%20kettle/CC9BA8BF-377B-4F94-BBC8-5D97E6BA4EC5-9392-00000B46A619CCD0_zpsa8069947.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/Ranch%20kettle/CC9BA8BF-377B-4F94-BBC8-5D97E6BA4EC5-9392-00000B46A619CCD0_zpsa8069947.jpg.html)
Baby Backs
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zpsc99a02a4.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zpsc99a02a4.jpg.html)
35lbs chicken
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zpse136e829.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zpse136e829.jpg.html)
Mixed grills
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zps64b9c2f3.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zps64b9c2f3.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zps327f4af9.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zps327f4af9.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zps41f07a8c.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zps41f07a8c.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zps8f8cf55e.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zps8f8cf55e.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zpsfa199ad3.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zpsfa199ad3.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/222E6C7C-F2D9-4A6F-A4EC-D3E6E6D1B2A2-632-000000FA786542CB_zpsd38db942.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/222E6C7C-F2D9-4A6F-A4EC-D3E6E6D1B2A2-632-000000FA786542CB_zpsd38db942.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zpsd5bf5f21.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zpsd5bf5f21.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zps575e90bf.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zps575e90bf.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zps3f168012.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zps3f168012.jpg.html)
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zpsb5f74974.jpg) (http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/phillyc0wb0y/media/null_zpsb5f74974.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: NeoTrout on December 04, 2013, 12:26:59 PM
Nice, NeoTrout! New acquisition or been in the family?

I have had it for a couple of years. Picked it up at an estate sale for $200.  8)


Yeah, but it's missing a front wheel.  Those things are EASILY $100!    8)



(Just kidding, nice grill!)


It came that way. It's all disassembled now awaiting restoration. I have all new casters and hardware for it.  8)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Bob BQ on December 04, 2013, 12:27:49 PM
Damn, phillyc0wb0y, you don't use that RK at all, do you?  Better send it to me to break it in for you...  ;).

Looks great!  8)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: NeoTrout on December 04, 2013, 12:30:36 PM
Those lobsters and fillets make it look small!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: kendoll on December 04, 2013, 12:53:44 PM
Scored my RK from CL in Feb. 13. The guy that had it for three years and cooked on it a few times each year. Downsizing to a condo, wife said the grill was a no go. Asking price was $600, it sat on CL for a few weeks then went down to $400. Made an offer of $300 and a deal was made  8). I don't think it took me 45 minutes to make the hour and a half drive!

Wow! Wow! Wow! Just Wow! I think i have found my new hero!

Love your work!

Ken
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: SlickedBack on December 04, 2013, 01:32:10 PM
Uh huh... Got it at an estate sale did ya NeoTrout? My premonition of how I'm getting my ranch has some merit to it.
I gotta say those pictures Are awesome.
You had me at 35 pounds of chicken!!


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 04, 2013, 02:01:53 PM
I found my Ranch after it was posted at the TVWBB about 2.5 years ago. It was put there almost immediately and I was wishy washy about buying it for about 10 min. I ended up getting it 20 min after the listing went up for $125 buy it now, in Chicago of all places. There weren't as many people in Chicago then as there are now. That certainly wouldn't have lasted that long nowadays. My wife and I had a funny interchange about whether to buy it or not at the time. It went from check out this steal of a deal, to maybe we should buy it, to are we actually seriously considering buying it, to oh no, what have we done?!?!? good times!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Duke on December 04, 2013, 02:04:59 PM
Excellent cooks Philly! I just have to ask, is that a blue tiled kamado I peek through the top vent holes?  ???
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on December 04, 2013, 02:41:41 PM
Excellent cooks Philly! I just have to ask, is that a blue tiled kamado I peek through the top vent holes?  ???

Good eye, Duke! Inquiring minds want to know..... :)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Mmmmm on December 04, 2013, 03:33:21 PM
Good catch, Duke. That's gotta be a KK.
Title: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Bbqmiller on December 04, 2013, 03:42:11 PM
Miller, you could probably cut up that burnt out one and make a nice charcoal ring for a SJ.
Good idea - I have thought that they might good for something. There are two burned out ones - maybe enough to make a basket for the RK if stitched together.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: phillyc0wb0y on December 04, 2013, 03:50:36 PM
Excellent cooks Philly! I just have to ask, is that a blue tiled kamado I peek through the top vent holes?  ???
Great eye Duke!! Yes, it's a tiled Kamado #3. Another CL score about 2 years ago.
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zpsaaf3a660.jpg)

(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/phillyc0wb0y/null_zps2831cc9f.jpg)

Sorry for messing up the RK thread!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Duke on December 04, 2013, 04:00:29 PM
Cool, thanks for sharing those kamado pictures. I had a number one a long time ago. :)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: kako5256 on December 06, 2013, 09:56:39 AM
There must be some magic pixie dust that can turn 4  22's in to a RK.

I have my eyes on one but I need to make a very strategic summit trade.


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: javahog2002 on December 06, 2013, 02:24:44 PM
you sonsabitches.

i'm getting a severe case of RK envy here.

Same here. I do not like this thread  u some bichs .

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: 225tostayalive on December 13, 2013, 07:24:10 AM
Ok   I never thought I would want or need a Ranch until this thread.....

man that is a sweet grill.....  the photo with the St Louis Ribs was the clincher

the hunt for a used ranch is on
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: cv on January 19, 2014, 01:58:33 PM
Sorry I am late to the party. Here are some pictures of my Ranch. I got it of craigslist last fall. It is a work in progress.
[i(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b604/cv710/2012-11-18_13-06-18_167_zps25c7affe.jpg) (http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/cv710/media/2012-11-18_13-06-18_167_zps25c7affe.jpg.html)(http://[img][URL=http://s1294.photobucket.com/user/cv710/media/20130914_165456_zps89333e3f.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b604/cv710/20130914_165456_zps89333e3f.jpg)[/URL][/img]
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: jcnaz on January 19, 2014, 07:05:00 PM
That is one fine hot dog cooker you got there buddy!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: 1buckie on January 20, 2014, 07:46:00 AM
Somewhere there is a rich guy buying my future ranch! He will show it off by cooking 90 bratwursts for all of his neighbors. He will utilize 25 lbs of Briqs to do this. Many fancy beers will be consumed. Then, in the revelry of the successful gathering he will be caught with the wife of the mayor in the basement.
The ensuing divorce will force the estate sale from which I will purchase the grand cooker.
Many PROPER cooks will follow; there will be rejoicing..... And pictures.


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^^^^^ THIS ( except not sent from iPhone)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: argentflame on March 22, 2014, 09:57:43 PM
Finally. I can join the club. Just got mine tonight. I was too tired after an 8 hr drive from Klamath Falls Oregon to Norcal. All that was gone after I picked up my very own Ranch Kettle. Told my my wife I was picking up another Kettle. I will find out tomorrow morning when she goes in the garage.
Just what AJ said I've been hanging out alot with PBE Gummi Bear alot. The luck rubbed in.
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/4B1BFB19-5B96-4DDA-B486-2420980D74CE_zpsduhuitlb.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/4B1BFB19-5B96-4DDA-B486-2420980D74CE_zpsduhuitlb.jpg.html)
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/B74BFDB2-E988-469E-ADB9-44E2599278FE_zpsgbcggnz9.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/B74BFDB2-E988-469E-ADB9-44E2599278FE_zpsgbcggnz9.jpg.html)
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/95AE61E1-C259-44C2-83AD-B9E7C74EDC97_zps6zgrd3wz.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/95AE61E1-C259-44C2-83AD-B9E7C74EDC97_zps6zgrd3wz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Troy on March 22, 2014, 10:15:24 PM
NICE!!!!!

(MOTHER OF GOD I WANT A FREAKING RANCH SO BAD)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Winz on March 22, 2014, 10:44:53 PM
Awesome, awesome, awesome.  Very happy for you, that is a great score!

Gummi is an "enabler", in a good way...


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Troy on March 22, 2014, 11:20:46 PM
also jealous of your outdoor table tennis table.

in a past life, i was a table tennis champion ;)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: pbe gummi bear on March 22, 2014, 11:58:01 PM
Finally. I can join the club. Just got mine tonight. I was too tired after an 8 hr drive from Klamath Falls Oregon to Norcal. All that was gone after I picked up my very own Ranch Kettle. Told my my wife I was picking up another Kettle. I will find out tomorrow morning when she goes in the garage.
Just what AJ said I've been hanging out alot with PBE Gummi Bear alot. The luck rubbed in.
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/4B1BFB19-5B96-4DDA-B486-2420980D74CE_zpsduhuitlb.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/4B1BFB19-5B96-4DDA-B486-2420980D74CE_zpsduhuitlb.jpg.html)
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/B74BFDB2-E988-469E-ADB9-44E2599278FE_zpsgbcggnz9.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/B74BFDB2-E988-469E-ADB9-44E2599278FE_zpsgbcggnz9.jpg.html)
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/95AE61E1-C259-44C2-83AD-B9E7C74EDC97_zps6zgrd3wz.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/95AE61E1-C259-44C2-83AD-B9E7C74EDC97_zps6zgrd3wz.jpg.html)

Nice! I hope you got a good deal on it!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: 1buckie on March 23, 2014, 12:00:04 AM

 A++++++++

Argent !!!!

Way to go bud.....looks in nice shape even from fuzzy garage lite pics !!!!

That thing's GRATE !!!!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: dazzo on March 23, 2014, 05:48:42 AM

Great job on scoring that!

Now we need to see it filled up    8)

Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Heyjude on March 23, 2014, 06:57:25 AM
Is that a Stainless Drum I see in the background?   8)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: edhead35 on March 23, 2014, 12:49:16 PM
So jealous
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on March 23, 2014, 04:58:15 PM
Argent-
Nice haul!

Do you know you have a puzzle on the backside of your garage door?   :o

Troy-
Don't worry..  You'll find a Ranch..  Someday!
 :P
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on January 25, 2017, 06:18:34 PM
Add my name to the owners list
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on January 25, 2017, 06:21:55 PM
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h339/njb1954/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-10/122FA8D3-C5FF-4F5E-BB6F-31C64A5BEE2D_zpscjeknkd1.png) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/njb1954/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-10/122FA8D3-C5FF-4F5E-BB6F-31C64A5BEE2D_zpscjeknkd1.png.html)
Here is mine
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: varekai on January 25, 2017, 08:59:44 PM
Add me too, cant wait to work on cleaning it up this weekend...
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/655/32355371692_745b67066b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ri8JL5)And last but not least I was finally able to get myself a Weber Ranch Kettle. Its a little rough, but i figure i'll cook in it a while then disassemble and have the frame re-powdercoated... (https://flic.kr/p/Ri8JL5) by Darin McMaster (https://www.flickr.com/photos/varekai/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: LPcreation on January 26, 2017, 05:55:59 AM
I got my RK last fall and have only done 1 cook on it so far.  Meatloaf and baked potatoes.  I'd love to see how you guys set up your ranches for various cooks.  It's pretty damn intimidating!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on February 07, 2017, 03:08:00 PM
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h339/njb1954/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-12/0BB2BA58-1694-4A78-BE4C-781F2D2AF53F_zpsbovu3h9v.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/njb1954/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-12/0BB2BA58-1694-4A78-BE4C-781F2D2AF53F_zpsbovu3h9v.jpg.html)
Picked up my DeathStar at offer up for $100
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: LiquidOcelot on February 08, 2017, 07:47:01 AM
lol these are so sick. an rk is literally pointless for me to have cuz it's just me my wife and 2 small girls and we don't entertain often, BUT being me and the ridiculous factor of how big they are i really really want one. ha ha ha

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: crowderjd on February 08, 2017, 09:46:38 AM
Here's my Ranch.  I restored it, painting it copper, which has held up well for almost a year now.  It was in bad shape before I got it.  Sadly, I've only used it three times, but every time I've used it for a crowd, it's a show stopper. 

(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/jason_crowder1/13187771_10154892423452907_1778056322_n_zpsj1viwqqd.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/jason_crowder1/media/13187771_10154892423452907_1778056322_n_zpsj1viwqqd.jpg.html)

(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/jason_crowder1/13162346_10154892423407907_1436782064_n_zpsurs8dnua.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/jason_crowder1/media/13162346_10154892423407907_1436782064_n_zpsurs8dnua.jpg.html)

(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/jason_crowder1/13187901_10154892423417907_796323548_n_zpssr4cicri.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/jason_crowder1/media/13187901_10154892423417907_796323548_n_zpssr4cicri.jpg.html)

(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/jason_crowder1/14542892_10155352120252907_1694484604_n_zpsxoueu5sp.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/jason_crowder1/media/14542892_10155352120252907_1694484604_n_zpsxoueu5sp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Kiwigriller on February 18, 2017, 11:21:16 PM
I've had my Ranch for about a year now and look forward to every opportunity I get to cook on it. Here it is at last years Xmas work function sorting out a whole lamb. 22" one touch plus has a rolled pork loin and curried lamb chops. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170219/4b646d891345b1807feb09fcf567cb3d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170219/4269b133e3f4e96f0ff1f757bd68327a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170219/0c177976d01fdf8a4fb9bb8a6be6cbb0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170219/c7bfa40beb81f387d8cfbc568aeaedc4.jpg)


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Cellar2ful on February 19, 2017, 07:56:24 AM


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/31/DSC01154.md.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/31/DSC01161.md.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/31/DSC01160.md.jpg)

What is better than owning a RK?

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/19/DSC01674.md.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: phillyc0wb0y on February 20, 2017, 04:57:50 PM
I thought lightning couldn't possibly strike twice on me, but it did...
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170221/c8b9d78f9565759f363249a1a289b5de.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170221/8c495b4641f7f57036888b18d677b1a5.jpg) (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170221/82ea1e3f0eabb1efaf75dd62be8c8655.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170221/2e25f2fffd80c9a8d50b66fbeb95ef40.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170221/45fef11f17692ffedfd37ba42a4e9f02.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170221/ed6fdec6b15132a58e51b48607eafba5.jpg)


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: greenweb on February 20, 2017, 06:47:36 PM
^^^^  Holy! That is lot of meat you got loaded up.  Looks awesome! Congrats on your second RK.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Darko on February 20, 2017, 07:02:46 PM
Damn! I got to get me a ranch!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: charred on April 16, 2017, 11:22:17 AM
Got one!

Picked it up today. Seller said he bought it "about 5 yrs ago". Sold it because it was hardly used. I figure that won't change with the new owner.  :)

Pretty good shape overall but not without a little surface bowl rust and crazing.

I feel simultaneously giddy, yet humbled.  :o


(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_144548_zpschnydmkj.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_144548_zpschnydmkj.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_144454_zpshuirnonm.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_144454_zpshuirnonm.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_144410_zps4lkc8c6v.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_144410_zps4lkc8c6v.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_144406_zpskyzp1vbr.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_144406_zpskyzp1vbr.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_135357_zps43gfcv2q.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_135357_zps43gfcv2q.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_135308_zpsycdy50jx.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_135308_zpsycdy50jx.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_135304_zpscutc2w75.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_135304_zpscutc2w75.jpg.html)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l255/vigbert/20170416_111352_zpstbttyiak.jpg) (http://s98.photobucket.com/user/vigbert/media/20170416_111352_zpstbttyiak.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: varekai on April 16, 2017, 02:59:54 PM
@charred , DUDE!, your killin it lately!!!  A blue and now a Ranch!!!   You rock !!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: kob on April 17, 2017, 03:04:11 PM

Finally. I can join the club. Just got mine tonight. I was too tired after an 8 hr drive from Klamath Falls Oregon to Norcal. All that was gone after I picked up my very own Ranch Kettle. Told my my wife I was picking up another Kettle. I will find out tomorrow morning when she goes in the garage.
Just what AJ said I've been hanging out alot with PBE Gummi Bear alot. The luck rubbed in.
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/4B1BFB19-5B96-4DDA-B486-2420980D74CE_zpsduhuitlb.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/4B1BFB19-5B96-4DDA-B486-2420980D74CE_zpsduhuitlb.jpg.html)
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/B74BFDB2-E988-469E-ADB9-44E2599278FE_zpsgbcggnz9.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/B74BFDB2-E988-469E-ADB9-44E2599278FE_zpsgbcggnz9.jpg.html)
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/yoda45/Tires/95AE61E1-C259-44C2-83AD-B9E7C74EDC97_zps6zgrd3wz.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/yoda45/media/Tires/95AE61E1-C259-44C2-83AD-B9E7C74EDC97_zps6zgrd3wz.jpg.html)
Very cool congrats. I hope I can find one somewhere near NorCal someday. Just seeing the look on my wife's face when she discovers it would make it al worth it!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on April 17, 2017, 03:08:16 PM
Add me to the list.  Love my Ranch
https://www.flickr.com/gp/149237698@N03/967770
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on April 17, 2017, 03:43:06 PM
You don't have one yet???
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: demosthenes9 on April 17, 2017, 05:26:20 PM
What is better than owning a RK?

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/19/DSC01674.md.jpg)




I'm kind of partial to 2.5 RKs   ;D ;D ;D

(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss209/Demosthenes9/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-05/IMG_20160530_150827.jpg)




Do have to admit that I'm down to 1.5 after giving one of the RKs to my SIL.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: james1787 on April 17, 2017, 06:47:20 PM
Wow those are monsterous!!! Very cool!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: buckeyesmoker on May 07, 2017, 10:39:02 AM
Just joined the club today ! Still trying to get her home.
 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170507/a0253d7aa08ffe08a1afe71147228e63.jpg)

........Looking for a Westerner

Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: demosthenes9 on May 07, 2017, 12:19:11 PM
Welcome to the club Buckeye

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: charred on May 07, 2017, 12:24:46 PM
Welcome, from another newbie.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: JDD on September 25, 2017, 12:25:17 PM
Picked up this Ranch Kettle last summer and finally got around to giving it a solid deep cleaning. This project took a lot longer than I expected, I have done my share of razor scraping 22's but this was a bitch. Started by totally disassembling, then scraping, scrubbing, touch-up painting,  and finally reassembling with all new stainless steel hardware. It turned out great and looks practically brand new with the Zav wood and Uncle Al whitewalls.
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/09/25/ranch2.png)(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/09/25/ranch.png)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: firedude5015 on September 25, 2017, 03:41:28 PM
I call mine Big Poppa!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/ba7ae04f34817a3fb082ec273f9eb6de.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: charred on September 25, 2017, 04:24:36 PM
Nice work @JDD Looks great!

@firedude5015 Oh I want that mothership!...

Jimi: "Star fleet to star ship, please give your positon... over"
Chas: "I am positoned above the third stone from the sun... over"
Jimi: "That must be Earth... over"
Chas: "Positive, It is known to have have some form of intelligent species... over"
Jimi: "Maybe we should take a look..."
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: firedude5015 on September 25, 2017, 04:35:30 PM
Nice work @JDD Looks great!

@firedude5015 Oh I want that mothership!...

Jimi: "Star fleet to star ship, please give your positon... over"
Chas: "I am positoned above the third stone from the sun... over"
Jimi: "That must be Earth... over"
Chas: "Positive, It is known to have have some form of intelligent species... over"
Jimi: "Maybe we should take a look..."
That Mothership is my prized posession...draws a lot of looks when i cook somewhere with it

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Brain_STL on September 25, 2017, 06:09:35 PM
Just pick this bad boy up last Friday with the assist of @db3694. I gave it a half assed scrubbing to knock of the gunk and can't wait to fire it up next weekend!


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Rub on September 25, 2017, 07:34:37 PM
@firedude5015 that is one badass RK. Congrats!

I got my RK in 2009 I believe, in a trade. Big Green Egg was a sponsor of KCBS and the FBA and had agreed to give away a large BGE and table to the Grand Champions of select BBQ contests across the country. I was very fortunate to win 3 or 4 of them. The first one I kept and cooked on, the next ones I sold. I wasn't impressed with the size to weight and fragility of the BGE. A fellow competitor had just bought a RK for his mother, and she wasn't happy with it. We talked about it and agreed to a straight up trade - my BGE and table for the RK - and I've been cooking on it ever since. It's probably my favorite to cook on. I love all the room and often cook for no more than 3 on it. I get to take it for demos and have used it for a Kingsford demo at the Daytona Firecracker 400 with then Kingsford driver Marcos Ambrose, Bass Pro for a KCBS demo, and borrowed one to do a Snake River Farms ribeye demo at the King of the Smoker in LaQuinta CA. Like someone said, they are show stoppers.


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(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/09/25/17492872_10208936453548468_1951005502765790520_o.md.jpg) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/Wqn)
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/09/25/18119247_10209219923515040_950880540109768479_n.md.jpg) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/Wqs)
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/09/25/Steak-demo-2.md.jpg) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/WqC)
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/09/25/steak1.md.jpg) (http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/image/WqK)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: oldivers on September 25, 2017, 08:38:08 PM
Does a Whalen Ranch count???


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on September 26, 2017, 02:56:38 AM
https://www.flickr.com/gp/149237698@N03/HCyc15
Hereís my Death Star..
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: harris92 on September 26, 2017, 03:18:36 AM
1960's   Third owner.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170926/18d9207f15c6de55ea777552182df7c3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 29, 2017, 07:42:56 PM
Recent pick up.  (poor pic, but it's below zero out, so cut me some slack!  LOL)

(http://i.imgur.com/r3aIjlK.jpg) (https://imgur.com/r3aIjlK)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: kettlebb on December 29, 2017, 07:51:47 PM
The Mothership is the coolest of the RK series.


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: crowderjd on December 29, 2017, 09:41:10 PM
@saxart was that the one in Eau Claire?
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Jon on December 29, 2017, 11:48:00 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/07/31/image.md.jpg)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 30, 2017, 05:20:10 AM
@saxart was that the one in Eau Claire?

@crowderjd Yes, it is, and it's also quite impressive that someone from NV would have known that!  Needless to say, it took the previous owner and I a couple of months to agree on it's "actual" value vs her "Well, a new one is $1300" approach.   :o
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: crowderjd on December 30, 2017, 08:19:16 AM
@saxart I have a good friend whose parents live in Eau Claire...I pondered for many months how to make such an acquisition possible...I'm glad you ended up with it and put me out of my misery!  :)
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on December 30, 2017, 02:38:06 PM
Ok here is my ďDeath StarĒ
https://www.flickr.com/gp/149237698@N03/0Li18z
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on December 31, 2017, 09:08:43 AM
That's a great pic Lemans!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: GrillGuyMosier on December 31, 2017, 11:29:17 AM
Add me

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: cumminfourya on December 31, 2017, 12:12:36 PM
Those dual wheels are badass @GrillGuyMosier
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on January 04, 2018, 08:24:51 AM
Ranch Owners Rock!!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: saxart on January 29, 2018, 05:39:19 PM
Cleaned up entire kettle and grates.  Removed and polished lower dampers.  Polished legs.   Sanded and 5 coats of spar varnish on lid handles.  Steel wool on kettle and triangle.   New thumbscrews.  New wheels.

Behold....

(http://i.imgur.com/ZBW6Kuf.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZBW6Kuf)

Ready for take off....

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: SteveMBH on July 14, 2018, 12:53:14 PM
Just joined the Ranch club!




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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: demosthenes9 on July 14, 2018, 01:36:46 PM
Congrats!  You're going to love it!
Just joined the Ranch club!




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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Lemans on July 14, 2018, 02:00:48 PM
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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: qrczak1 on July 14, 2018, 03:55:40 PM
Europe calling, here's mine. Bought it one year ago. Didn't have time yet to clean it and to cook on it. However, this year in October the big day is coming. Need to cook for a street festivity and promised to use the RK.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: demosthenes9 on July 14, 2018, 04:10:53 PM
Qr,

I'd seriously advise doing a practice cook first before doing the festival.  Working an RK is a bit different than a regular kettle.

Europe calling, here's mine. Bought it one year ago. Didn't have time yet to clean it and to cook on it. However, this year in October the big day is coming. Need to cook for a street festivity and promised to use the RK.

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: qrczak1 on July 15, 2018, 03:00:56 AM
Qr,

I'd seriously advise doing a practice cook first before doing the festival.  Working an RK is a bit different than a regular kettle.

Europe calling, here's mine. Bought it one year ago. Didn't have time yet to clean it and to cook on it. However, this year in October the big day is coming. Need to cook for a street festivity and promised to use the RK.

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Yep, that's a good one. I will run a test before I cook on it for a bigger group.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: JEBIV on July 15, 2018, 04:19:24 AM
Here are 2 I like

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: harris92 on July 15, 2018, 04:49:06 AM
Weber Bros




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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: RiverCity BBQ on July 20, 2018, 11:20:54 AM
Here is the Rancher I gave my father-in-law for his birthday. Brian's walnut handles really made it pop. 50 chicken thighs with plenty of room to spare...
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: james1787 on July 20, 2018, 12:20:55 PM
These are really nice! If I ever find the need where I need to do large scale grilling / smoking I would get one in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Arc on July 20, 2018, 02:54:22 PM
I thought this thread might be fun. Check in here if you currently own a Weber kettle with cooking grate larger than 27" diameter.  ;D Please add your pics too. I won't add you until you reply in the thread, except for Brian and his old ranch since I feel he should be #1 on this list.  :)


Ranch Kettle Owners:


1. Zavod44
2. PBE Gummi Bear
3. Golly/Hogsy (joint custody)
4. Duke
5. Bbqmiller
6. G
7. NeoTrout
8. phillyc0wb0y
9.



Here's mine.  Now I need a red one.   8)

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 15, 2019, 05:23:40 PM
Just brought this big guy home after a long day trip with my father.  It wasn't an absolute steal on price, but fair for around my area.  Was in pretty excellent shape other than some scratches and minor surface rust to the frame in those few spots.  The ash bowl also had a couple chips on the bottom with one having surface rust.  A front wheel was also broken.  All things were minor/cosmetic and it is relatively new shape.  The seller said he used it half a dozen times and it shows.  I think most of the wear/tear on it was just him having it in his shop or leaving it outside occasionally.

Anyone know of some good aftermarket casters?

Any good advice on touch up paint for the frame (brand/color/type)? Should I just use some extra fine steel whole to get the areas clear of rust and then touch up?  I know the high heat paint is best for the kettle if needed, but the actual kettle is solid as can be.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: varekai on June 15, 2019, 08:53:37 PM

Just brought this big guy home after a long day trip with my father.  It wasn't an absolute steal on price, but fair for around my area.  Was in pretty excellent shape other than some scratches and minor surface rust to the frame in those few spots.  The ash bowl also had a couple chips on the bottom with one having surface rust.  A front wheel was also broken.  All things were minor/cosmetic and it is relatively new shape.  The seller said he used it half a dozen times and it shows.  I think most of the wear/tear on it was just him having it in his shop or leaving it outside occasionally.

Anyone know of some good aftermarket casters?

Any good advice on touch up paint for the frame (brand/color/type)? Should I just use some extra fine steel whole to get the areas clear of rust and then touch up?  I know the high heat paint is best for the kettle if needed, but the actual kettle is solid as can be.

As for front casters, I bought mine at OSH before they went out of business.. really any hardware store should have them. Just plain stemmed office chair casters. I took the whole frame to a local powder coated and had the whole thing done. Will probably do it with my second one too.  Enjoy!


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: demosthenes9 on June 15, 2019, 10:37:21 PM
I'd just hit the frame with Rustoleym high heat ultra.  It has a slight gloss sheen that matches pretty well.  It's what I use to touch up Weber gasser frames
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Radjx003 on June 20, 2019, 01:30:59 AM
I have a big white whale.

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 20, 2019, 03:18:16 AM
I have a big white whale.

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Has that been repainted? I don't think I have ever seen/heard of a white one. If the white is original you have something kind of unique.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Radjx003 on June 20, 2019, 04:24:36 AM
It is one of 2 original, done by weber for a winery here in australia.

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 20, 2019, 07:28:36 AM
Dang that is pretty cool. Hopefully the lettering comes off easy unless it is kinda cool for you having the winery name.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Radjx003 on June 20, 2019, 07:49:01 AM
The one i got was fading a little bit so i hit it with a razor scraper and it came of.

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 20, 2019, 08:07:54 AM
You should get it cleaned up and post more pictures! Would be a cool addition to gallery.

If you weren't in Australia I would be like, is the other one for sale??? Haha
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: JEBIV on June 20, 2019, 08:11:04 AM
I have a big white whale.

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I would love that sitting next to my Red Ranch
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Radjx003 on June 20, 2019, 08:55:44 AM
Here is some pics durin clean up and having the frame and all the bits resprayed with kenworth chassis paint. And i have never re assembled since as ive been meaning to get some new stainless bolts but notnon my priority list.

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 20, 2019, 09:42:37 AM
Nice.  I am taking my frame to the father in law this weekend to make some welding improvements to mine.  We are going to weld on caps on the tops of the framing and maybe add on some support for bigger tires and axle.  After that I plan on test fitting everything and sending it off to be sand blasted and powder coated. 

Going to stay original black with the frame or go with something different?  Red or white seem like they would be pretty cool. 
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Radjx003 on June 20, 2019, 09:47:11 AM
Sounds good. A different colour would make it look cool for sure. I just went with the original black  again as its a white grill so its broken up.

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: hdfry on June 22, 2019, 05:16:52 AM
To bbqmiller: Nice work. Well done!

To all: I'm a new Rancher and just loving the way this allows a person to do creative grilling, both direct and offset. It's so far superior to the small kettles I can't describe it.  My first problem was getting a charcoal basket (or two) to allow for indirect cooking while maximizing my charcoal use. The ones I've found on-line were, I thought, prohibitively expensive especially after dropping $1,400 on the Rancher. So, found this gent's website on YouTube and recommend it highly. If the link doesn't make it onto the website just search for Ry's weld free charcoal basket:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4mxUUE9OjI

It's his own creation that he calls a "no weld charcoal basket". My cost for a  sheet of expanded metal was about $17.00 and that was my only cost. I've made a large one (why I'm not sure) and two smaller ones for indirect cooks. I've only used the large basket so far and it's a dream. Just shake it out after it has cooled and you've got a ready supply of broken in briquettes to reuse. I love his idea. I'll try to include a photograph.

My question to the group is this: how do you clean the ashes out of your kettle? The stainless cooking grill is heavy enough that it's a little tricky to move about. Then you've got the charcoal grill underneath as well. They're not the most user friendly equipment to move around. Still, once you have removed those two grill layers you've got this round bottomed kettle where your ashes reside. What's a good method to collect and dispose of those ashes please? Clearly the three air vents are not intended to be used for ash removal. I'm sure there's a great system out there, I'd just appreciate hearing about it.

Loving my Rancher.  HD
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: hdfry on June 22, 2019, 05:53:59 AM
Sorry, I haven't yet figured out a way to attach photographs to a "reply" post. Also, can't seem to find a way to create a post on a new topic. Any of you old timers have advice? Thanks! HD
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot 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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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: swamprb 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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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot 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!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot 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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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: cumminfourya 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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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: PotsieWeber 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.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot 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
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: inkaddictedchef1 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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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Mr.CPHo on August 05, 2019, 12:20:29 PM
Love the pic of the kids, congrats, Chef!


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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on August 05, 2019, 01:29:22 PM
Glad the mothership made it home safely!  Looks good with the rest of the crew!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Mike in Roseville on August 05, 2019, 09:23:19 PM
The mothership has officially landed! That's just all-kinds-of-cool.
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: PotsieWeber 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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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Villageofwolves 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
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Bluegrass Boiler 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!
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot 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. 

BIGSUNNY Ash Rake for Grills,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBTXYZQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: hdfry on October 09, 2019, 12:27:59 AM
Got my RC last June. It's a complete love affair. I used a Big Green Egg for five years but never really grew to like it. I've  been a Weber Kettle man since 1973. Been through a variety of models and had a love affair with each. This RC is the best of the best. It is so heavy and commercial feeling I can't imagine it ever having a problem. Speaking of heavy, I find that cleaning the ashes out is something of a chore. Both the cooking grill and the charcoal grill are heavy and somewhat unwieldy to remove. Does anyone have ideas on how to simplify this little chore?
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on October 09, 2019, 05:04:43 AM
I would recommend using foil or a pan on the non hot zone for cooking as it will keep a lot of the fat and grease from falling into the grill and being difficult to clean.  Most everything over the charcoal side will just burn up on contact.  As for the ash I will allow the coals to completely go out and then look to clean the ash.  Unfortunately the top grate is really hard to clean around.  I will usually flip up the side grates, pick it up by the center section and set it aside.  After that you can either kind of broom the ash into the holes to fall below or take a shop vac to suck them out.  If you use a shop vac do it OUTSIDE or you will be coughing up ash for a few days.  You might be able to leave the charcoal grate in if you aren't super picky about your cleaning, but that is up to you. 

Got my RC last June. It's a complete love affair. I used a Big Green Egg for five years but never really grew to like it. I've  been a Weber Kettle man since 1973. Been through a variety of models and had a love affair with each. This RC is the best of the best. It is so heavy and commercial feeling I can't imagine it ever having a problem. Speaking of heavy, I find that cleaning the ashes out is something of a chore. Both the cooking grill and the charcoal grill are heavy and somewhat unwieldy to remove. Does anyone have ideas on how to simplify this little chore?
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: bbqlvr on January 10, 2020, 03:48:32 PM
Happy New Year to all.
2019 was good to me re: Weber kettle acquisitions.  I managed to get my hands on another SSP, 26íer and Ranch.
No pics at the moment. 
Once I clean her up I will post pics.
Anyone know if the older style cooking grate with the smaller hinged grate was stainless steel?
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on January 10, 2020, 04:08:24 PM
I believe some if the small hinge range grates were SS, but it depends on the year.  If you want to know for sure then do the magnet test.  If it is not magnetic or only slightly magnetic it is likely SS.
Happy New Year to all.
2019 was good to me re: Weber kettle acquisitions.  I managed to get my hands on another SSP, 26íer and Ranch.
No pics at the moment. 
Once I clean her up I will post pics.
Anyone know if the older style cooking grate with the smaller hinged grate was stainless steel?

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: Prof. on March 02, 2020, 02:54:18 PM
Hi All, here mine with double fire point and custom drip pan...


https://youtu.be/kbewr6WKZag
Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: AZ Monsoon on March 10, 2020, 05:58:48 PM
I've got one currently covered in bird poop [emoji23]

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Title: Re: Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff
Post by: racedvl on March 11, 2020, 05:29:21 PM
I officially joined the ranch club! She was a formal rental,  so the lid is a little beat up.  We usally do a customer appreciation lunch at work, and I've had to rent one in the past. She still needs to be scrubbed down.

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