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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". 

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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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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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