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HoosierKettle

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2016, 09:26:32 AM »
Thanks!  I figured there was a difference I wasn't aware of. I never noticed that even though I have both.


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northwestkettle

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2016, 09:39:07 AM »
My new 22" master touch handle is in the same location as an 18"


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kettlebb

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2016, 09:42:16 AM »
Yeah I think on the newest grills the lid vent is in line like the 18" were. And the lid thermometer is opposite side of handle. I don't like the new designs.


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Looking for: Red MBH 18"(The Easterner), Red MBH 26"(The Aristocrat), Yellow 22"(The Gourmet), Blue MBH 18", Blue MBH 22".

Scott Zee

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2016, 09:44:02 AM »
I DO LOVE the 18.5"s. Blue OTG is my go to for smaller cooks. Smoke is still a looker,  ;)   Pat# Yellow, Red Mist "M", Blue OTG "DU", Black OTG "DZ",  Euro Smoke OTS (converted to OTG) "AH"
18.5 Wok and Corn n Tator ring round out the picture



I also have 2 18.5" WSM
 "C" code


 and unmarked "prototype"?  ???



This is the grill that started it all for me. Bought it new and is used exclusively as my camping grill ....."N" code
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Hofy

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2016, 10:22:56 AM »
My one and only 18".  Dumpster rescue 1984 F code that I did some clean up on.  Installed a new ash sweeper and added the ash catcher.  It will get a full overhaul in the spring.  I am really enjoying cooking on it.

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RottiGuy

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2016, 10:56:26 AM »
Ok, not only need smokey joes, now I need 18.5... what a great line up of kettles...........@ Harris92, is that orange?...The reason I asked is the origanal owner of the weber dealer I use told me he used an orange kettle for years as his daily cooker.

blksabbath

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18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2016, 12:01:27 PM »
Here's my fleet of 18"s.  The black one was left out with the trash and I haven't had time to clean it up.  It appears to be a 1981 going by the vent code.  The green bud grill is a green bud grill...it's green which is neat.  [emoji854] It needs work too, but is fully operational and a pleasure to cook on.




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hawgheaven

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2016, 12:50:25 PM »
The 18.5" rockin' it out at the cottage on one of our mini-vacations at Indian River Inlet, Rehoboth Beach, DE:


Wings, Vortexed and sauced with my Asian sauce:




This kettle travels with us ALOT!! Absolutely love this gem!
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

Travis

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18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #53 on: October 09, 2016, 01:54:13 PM »

My 3 little ladies.... for now. [emoji41]
Red pat BBQ kettle
Black Ei code with Zav handles
Black AH code jj

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Mr.CPHo

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2016, 03:47:58 PM »
While the rest of my collection took shelter from Hurricane Matthew in the garage, this little guy braved the storm and cooked our meals for two days when the power went out.   


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Darko

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #55 on: October 09, 2016, 04:00:05 PM »
Sweet! Hope you all came through the storm ok.

Travis

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #56 on: October 09, 2016, 04:05:58 PM »
Yeah man, glad to hear ya'll doing ok. That's some real grillfella stuff right there [emoji41]


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Mr.CPHo

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2016, 04:20:39 PM »

Sweet! Hope you all came through the storm ok.
Thanks.  We were very very fortunate, but I have friends and family who weren't so fortunate and are still going through some stuff.


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Jon

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2016, 05:25:41 PM »
Charlie, I am glad you and yours are ok.

My little old cooker hasn't had to brave any elements like that.

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firedude5015

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Re: 18 Fever: The 18.5 appreciation revolution.
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2016, 02:01:27 PM »

My tricked out AA code mini MT...love this little cooker!

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