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Schaefd2

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How its made - Weber Kettles
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:56:14 AM »
Have you guys ever seen these videos before? A video that shows how our beloved kettles are made step-by-step. I found them really interesting as I never would have guessed that the bowls and lids are pressed into shape. I was also surprised at how quickly the leg sockets and handles get welded on.

Seems to be produced by Weber-Stephens -

Slightly more detailed than above video -
I've been called the Robin Hood of Weber Kettles.

addicted-to-smoke

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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 10:04:54 AM »
Thanks, I hadn't seen the second video. So weird that handles and top dampers are left to end users today, when it only takes a moment to have them welded.

I wouldn't be surprised if we're bolting on leg sockets one day.
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

hawgheaven

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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 11:51:46 AM »
Thanks, I hadn't seen the second video. So weird that handles and top dampers are left to end users today, when it only takes a moment to have them welded.

I wouldn't be surprised if we're bolting on leg sockets one day.

I have done that on a few older kettles thru the years where the welds failed.  8)

I have no problem with bolting handles on, butt I'll use my own hardware... The cheapened junk that Weber provides to do so is less than desirable.
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

AnyThingGrilled

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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 05:26:47 PM »
Nice Link! Look at all those cherry kettles!


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Grillagin

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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 08:02:38 PM »
I watched this last night. Interesting.

bear

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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 12:04:52 AM »
Thanks, I hadn't seen the second video. So weird that handles and top dampers are left to end users today, when it only takes a moment to have them welded.

I wouldn't be surprised if we're bolting on leg sockets one day.
Agreed, why the hell do we have those bullsh!t handles on modern kettles?

HoosierKettle

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How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 03:02:43 AM »


I wouldn't be surprised if we're bolting on leg sockets one day.

The jumbo joe supreme or whatever itís called that Wal-Mart sells has bolt on legs


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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 06:30:24 AM »


I wouldn't be surprised if we're bolting on leg sockets one day.

The jumbo joe supreme or whatever itís called that Wal-Mart sells has bolt on legs

And don't forget the grate straps. You get to bolt those on, too.
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

Darko

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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 08:01:39 AM »
Thanks, I hadn't seen the second video. So weird that handles and top dampers are left to end users today, when it only takes a moment to have them welded.

I wouldn't be surprised if we're bolting on leg sockets one day.
Agreed, why the hell do we have those bullsh!t handles on modern kettles?
Thank the lawyers.

charred

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Re: How its made - Weber Kettles
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 01:17:46 PM »
you mean there aren't a bunch of guys welding all that shit? wtf.

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