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glrasmussen

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2014, 08:02:31 PM »
Honestly I never consider myself an 18" guy.....however once I started digging around in the yard I was able to unearth a few 18's...





















Some of those look familiar... ;)

zavod44

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2014, 03:25:42 AM »
Indeed

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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2014, 07:47:31 AM »
My dad gave me his faded '70s blackie after I got him a nice C&B Performer. Shown here last night heating up. I try to use this as often as I can, and with a family of 4 that's pretty much a given. Love how convenient it is to move around, I usually just lift from the side handles.

Not sure if I want to try cutting the front leg square to fit a cap. I DO want to try refurbishing the handle--good shape, just weathered.





The twist pan, on a firebrick, works as a temporary heat shield for my 18.5" WSM (but I want a better solution there):


My other 18.5", a JJ, saw a lot of duty this spring and summer, doing most of the cooks. Shown here looking smart with zavod handle, Tel-True and lid handle:
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GregS

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2014, 08:40:49 AM »
let's put the ugly duck in there.


Idahawk

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2014, 08:47:34 AM »
Wanted plum/burgundy 18.5
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Ted B

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2014, 08:55:28 AM »

dwnthehatch

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2014, 09:36:07 AM »

Craig

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18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2014, 07:32:29 PM »
Not sure if I want to try cutting the front leg square to fit a cap.

I'd leave it. Pretty much all the '60s and '70s kettles have this going on with the front leg to one degree or another. It's what we call the "dirty angle". 

That's a nice '49'er!
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bear

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2016, 03:02:19 AM »

buckeyesmoker

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2016, 04:23:59 AM »

Ohhhhhhh Yea !!!!    That is PURTY !!!
Honestly I never consider myself an 18" guy.....however once I started digging around in the yard I was able to unearth a few 18's...





















Some of those look familiar... ;)
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Mr.CPHo

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2016, 06:21:16 AM »


@bear, that is a very very cool and unique grill.  You must be a very proud grillfella.
Is it weird that I want to use that pic as the wallpaper background on my phone?


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Travis

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2016, 07:55:06 AM »



@bear, that is a very very cool and unique grill.  You must be a very proud grillfella.
Is it weird that I want to use that pic as the wallpaper background on my phone?


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That's not weird to me. Ive done it!
That is a seriously cool grill and banner. Calendar material for sure


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HoosierKettle

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2016, 08:42:58 AM »
Is there any way to tell the difference from an 18 and 22 when looking on sites like cl?  I don't have a good enough eye to tell the difference in size from a picture and the ads rarely specify size.


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Mr.CPHo

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18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2016, 09:01:20 AM »
@HoosierKettle,
The position of the vent in relation to the handle is different.  The 22's vents are "inline" with the handle whereas the 18's vents are are not. 

Here is a 22"
Here is an 18"

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« Last Edit: October 09, 2016, 09:04:06 AM by Mr.CPHo »

northwestkettle

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2016, 09:02:32 AM »







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