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avega2792

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I need a huge favor, literally.
« on: August 13, 2019, 01:12:00 PM »
Iím going to handle cooking duties for an event and I would love to make a big impression at said event. Iím wondering if their is a grillfella in the Chicago burbs that could let me borrow a Ranch kettle. I know this is asking a lot, but I have to try! Thanks in advance!

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 01:21:58 PM »
I would love to help but I am a days drive away and haven't even had my maiden voyage cook on her myself.

Might be able to find a few guys with a ranch here:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=8315.0

Ranch Kettle owners thread & showoff

Best of luck man.  If it is for a good cause they might even assist in the cook.

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avega2792

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 01:26:42 PM »
Big shout out to @Kneab. Not 5 minutes after I posted he calls me and points me in the direction to get a ranch! Big big thanks!

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 01:28:11 PM »
Big shout out to @Kneab. Not 5 minutes after I posted he calls me and points me in the direction to get a ranch! Big big thanks!
To borrow or buy for a good price? If it was a good deal to buy that is just a crazy coincidence lol

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avega2792

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 01:42:51 PM »
Basically borrow direct from Weber!

Mr.CPHo

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 01:47:39 PM »
Kneab is grate grillfella!


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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 01:52:55 PM »
The ranch is so big they have to send it out on test drives like selling a car. Lol
Basically borrow direct from Weber!

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avega2792

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 03:05:15 PM »
The ranch is so big they have to send it out on test drives like selling a car. Lol
Basically borrow direct from Weber!

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Totally

brewtownbeatdown

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 03:45:28 PM »
Glad you were able to secure a Ranch.  Iíd give it a couple test runs, if possible, before the event.  Thereís a little learning curve if youíre doing anything other than direct. 


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Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 04:38:56 PM »
Glad you were able to secure a Ranch.  Iíd give it a couple test runs, if possible, before the event.  Thereís a little learning curve if youíre doing anything other than direct. 


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At the event I am doing in am makeing burgers and brats/dogs for about 50 people. Planned on putting about a chimney each unstarted coal on each side and dropping a lit chimney on each side. Use the hot side to sear the burgers/dogs then indirect to finish them. If necessary I would throw them on direct again to get them done sooner.  Might use a little bit if wood just for a smokey flavor.

Any other recommendations?

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 05:11:02 PM »
Glad you were able to secure a Ranch.  Iíd give it a couple test runs, if possible, before the event.  Thereís a little learning curve if youíre doing anything other than direct. 


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At the event I am doing in am makeing burgers and brats/dogs for about 50 people. Planned on putting about a chimney each unstarted coal on each side and dropping a lit chimney on each side. Use the hot side to sear the burgers/dogs then indirect to finish them. If necessary I would throw them on direct again to get them done sooner.  Might use a little bit if wood just for a smokey flavor.

Any other recommendations?

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You might pull the grate, lay your unlit on the back half of the grate, dump your lot over that and put the grate back on.  All heat in one area makes it easier to keep up with things.  Have the front part of grate be your indirect zone.

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Kneab

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 05:39:51 PM »
Kneab is grate grillfella!


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avega2792

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 06:15:45 PM »
I donít think Iíll be doing more than dogs and burgers at the event itself, but Iíll have to pick it up on Friday and I donít have to return it until Monday so Iím thinking some ribs on Sunday is a good idea.


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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 04:14:42 AM »

You might pull the grate, lay your unlit on the back half of the grate, dump your lot over that and put the grate back on.  All heat in one area makes it easier to keep up with things.  Have the front part of grate be your indirect zone.

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I kind of wondered about this.  I have seen people go either half or split.  Having one zone does seem a little easier.  The only plus I could see to split would be a more even temp throughout the kettle.  Since I haven't really used it before I will try your method.
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JEBIV

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Re: I need a huge favor, literally.
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 04:28:47 AM »
Just make sure your indirect is in front, you don't want to be reaching over that hot beast
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill