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Title: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Marzipan on June 20, 2019, 07:17:10 AM
tell us what you wish Weber would make?

in my case, it's an 18" Premium with hinged grate and lid.

edit - oh, and I guess in multiple colors too!   8)
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Kneab on June 20, 2019, 07:22:42 AM
Colored 26er's with the new P vents.
Even if they were special order and had to wait a month for it to be produced.

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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 20, 2019, 07:27:07 AM
Colored 26er's with the new P vents.
Even if they were special order and had to wait a month for it to be produced.

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This would probably get me to buy brand new at full retail.  I admit.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Marzipan on June 20, 2019, 07:33:27 AM
I'm still learning all the terms and such...so what does P vent mean exactly?
Title: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Mr.CPHo on June 20, 2019, 07:42:13 AM
Colored WSMs/WSCGs. 
26 & 18 Elevated half grates. 
26 WSM (Imagine a red 26 WSM![emoji50]🤤)
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Post by: RRRanger99 on June 20, 2019, 07:45:47 AM
"P" vents.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Marzipan on June 20, 2019, 07:51:56 AM
"P" vents.

and that's what comes on the Premium models now, right?
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: RRRanger99 on June 20, 2019, 08:02:36 AM
@Marzipan, Yes, and the NEW U.S.A. released colored Master Touch Series, ordered only directly from Weber U.S., for now.
Title: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Tomo1970 on June 20, 2019, 08:21:45 AM
Still new to kettles but as of right now I think a 26 performer would suit my current wants/needs!


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& Id take mine in green!
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 20, 2019, 08:30:27 AM

Colored WSMs/WSCGs. 
26 & 18 Elevated half grates. 
26 WSM (Imagine a red 26 WSM![emoji50]🤤)

+1

26WSM. Id be fine with a black one.


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Marzipan on June 20, 2019, 08:37:26 AM
ah yes, forgot about the Master Touch and it's 'Gourmet' system. that seems more of a gimmick to me...but could possibly be interesting of they made a Master Touch for the 18" as well.  :D
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: JEBIV on June 20, 2019, 09:05:03 AM

Colored WSMs/WSCGs. 
26 & 18 Elevated half grates. 
26 WSM (Imagine a red 26 WSM![emoji50]🤤)

+1

26WSM. Id be fine with a black one.


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Could you just imagine how much that beast would weigh
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Post by: HoosierKettle on June 20, 2019, 09:23:45 AM
The stainless Weber restaurant ranch


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Troy on June 20, 2019, 11:07:43 AM
The stainless Weber restaurant ranch


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Fun fact, those giant stainless steel grills are manufactured by someone else
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: HoosierKettle on June 20, 2019, 11:17:37 AM

The stainless Weber restaurant ranch


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Fun fact, those giant stainless steel grills are manufactured by someone else

That is a fun fact. I would not have guessed that. Do you know ho makes them?


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 20, 2019, 12:04:56 PM
The stainless Weber restaurant ranch


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Fun fact, those giant stainless steel grills are manufactured by someone else


I bet the price tag on those would be nuts.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Troy on June 20, 2019, 12:18:02 PM
The stainless Weber restaurant ranch


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Fun fact, those giant stainless steel grills are manufactured by someone else


I bet the price tag on those would be nuts.

I remember Mr Donahue mentioning a price but can't recall the specifics.
There have been various improvements made and now there are even variations of them (including gas powered)
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Walchit on June 20, 2019, 12:33:32 PM
Why don't they make colored wsms? Surely they would sell like hot cakes
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: 56MPG on June 20, 2019, 01:48:31 PM
The stainless Weber restaurant ranch


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Fun fact, those giant stainless steel grills are manufactured by someone else


I bet the price tag on those would be nuts.

Need more detail on those fire breathing beasts? This calls for a repeat play:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fmo_4HRjek
Title: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: HoosierKettle on June 20, 2019, 02:05:20 PM
The stainless Weber restaurant ranch


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Fun fact, those giant stainless steel grills are manufactured by someone else


I bet the price tag on those would be nuts.

Need more detail on those fire breathing beasts? This calls for a repeat play:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fmo_4HRjek

So Ive not seen one on here. Has not a single one of these found its way to a members house yet?


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: 56MPG on June 20, 2019, 03:59:18 PM
Tried and failed more than once to pick one up. They do replace them from time to time. The grates are interesting, thick rectangular bars on the flip up portion - about a third of the total area, and round bars up front. I might have pics of that somewhere, but you can kind of see that when the chef lifts the grate in the video. The bottom vent is huge, maybe 8 diameter and always wide open. Kind of cone shaped. There is a separate ash cart on wheels under each kettle. Top vent stays open too. The updraft from the exhaust fans is all the air you would need to keep the fire screaming hot. Anything needing smoke is done in a bank of ovens in the back room. Delicate things use a dedicated kettle or two that are kept a bit less intense. They have a series of double chimney starting stations down the line, but mostly add charcoal directly to the huge baskets when they get a little low.

Maybe @chefn58 will chime in and clarify all of this.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: chefn58 on June 20, 2019, 04:09:12 PM
One of these did actually make its way out of the restaurant once. It was stolen by an old employee and they were caught selling it on Craigslist.
The reason they are not sold to the public is the high cost. Roughly $7k if I remember correctly.
The baskets in the back of the grill hold roughly 35 lbs of charcoal. When they are roaring the convection heat of the grill tops out around 1500 degrees. Its enough to take your eye brows off if your standing in front of it and open the lid.
They do smoke on them for some items;  salmon, tomatoes and a few other things but a bulk of the smoking is done on other smokers.
The grates are made of the thickest stainless wire on the market. You cant get any bigger. They last roughly 4 months before the heat beaks them down and they disintegrate. There is also a ring on the inside of the grill that holds the grates. These break down roughly every 2 months.
The design was changed about 2 years ago to simply change out the flip grate instead of the whole grate because the part above the basket was the part breaking down.
The airflow in the kitchen is the last integral part of the heat. There is air pushing from behind the grill and being pulled up into the hood to help circulate in those kitchens. Pretty much a wind tunnel effect.
The chimney starters are constantly running and are gas powered.
Hope this helps. Grill on everyone! 


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: kettlebb on June 20, 2019, 04:22:30 PM
Stainless steel is nice but Id rather have a beautiful old kettle that is red porcelain than one in SS.


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: 56MPG on June 20, 2019, 04:28:14 PM
Thanks for the details @chefn58  I would settle for a 26 version myself, built like the platinum with top vent and front handle. Hmmm, that kind of describes the Summit. Still, a SS 26er in a ranch-type cart would be sweet.

Marty
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: PotsieWeber on June 20, 2019, 06:23:47 PM
I'll make it easy on them.  I'd be happy if they sold the various colors of SJs that they already make.  If they still make GAs in colors, that would be nice to sell them here to.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: kettlebb on June 20, 2019, 06:47:54 PM
I'll make it easy on them.  I'd be happy if they sold the various colors of SJs that they already make.  If they still make GAs in colors, that would be nice to sell them here to.

Yes! A brand new Grey CGA would be awesome. Id buy a couple of those.  I want to see them bring back the 90s true Grey color.


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Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 20, 2019, 07:27:54 PM
You know we are all talking about our "wish kettle" and almost everyone mentions one with a unique or different color never offered.  In the last few days I have seen both a white and red Ranch they were most definitely a limited production run.  I have to wonder has anyone here ever actually contacted Weber to see if they would make a limited production run of a certain model and color? 

I mean maybe we could take a vote on which kettle we would like to see and then which color?  Then ask them if they could do a Weber Kettle Club Edition.  I mean we would have to probably make a minimum order of so many kettles, but who knows it is just crazy enough it might turn into something.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Marzipan on June 21, 2019, 06:08:23 AM
someone should contact Weber and find out if they'd be open to the idea and if they are, what the MoQ would be...then we could poll the forum and find out if we there is something that enough people would be interested in.

where I live, it's got to be an 18"...not enough space for anything bigger. my deck is a tiny 10' x 10' :(
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Post by: D-WADE on June 21, 2019, 06:37:53 AM
I want an 18.5 Mastertouch in Slate blue with whitewall wheels on it.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: LiquidOcelot on June 21, 2019, 06:41:45 AM
Ill take a red 14 wsm

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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Marzipan on June 21, 2019, 07:48:50 AM
I want an 18.5 Mastertouch in Slate blue with whitewall wheels on it.

yesss! now to see if we can get enough people on board to have Weber do a run! ;)
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Walchit on June 21, 2019, 08:39:10 AM
Ill take a red 14 wsm

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I would have a hard time turning that down
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: wgjones3 on June 21, 2019, 09:53:06 AM
I kinda want a EU spec Smokey Joe Premium with the bolt-on taco handle and a nice color like green or red or baby blue.

That said, since my Smokey Joe is officially done (busted porcelain and burn-through around one of the leg sockets; unfortunately not warranty eligible), I'm about to buy a black Smokey Joe Premium and order a wood handle for it.
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Post by: vwengguy on June 21, 2019, 12:30:54 PM
Maybe you should just ask a member in EU that has shipped them to the states before? I think JoshG knows someone.


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 21, 2019, 12:45:12 PM
Maybe you should just ask a member in EU that has shipped them to the states before? I think JoshG knows someone.


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I don't think it is difficult to do this, but it really has to be a must have kind of item.  Shipping a kettle in the states is pricey I can only imagine over seas.  Probably cheaper if a member overseas happens to come stateside and can put it in their baggage lol

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Title: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: vwengguy on June 21, 2019, 12:50:27 PM
I know what you mean... but then it still needs to be shipped to your location ... maybe $20 more in total.
Im just trying to help. BTW... 2 SJ grills ship for the same cost as 1 grill.

I understand 100% what you mean .. Ja you really have to want them BAD because the best option is to buy them New in sealed boxes at retail price and then adding the shipping to you makes it a very $$ buy.


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: wgjones3 on June 21, 2019, 01:59:34 PM
I really hadn't considered importing one, but looking at the conversion rates, I think it's more than I'd want to spend on a Smokey Joe. I really just want a little hamburger grill that I can use on the patio or take with me on the rare occasion that I travel.

That said, if dad was still alive, I'd probably pay quite a bit for a baby blue one to match the '56 Chevy he restored.

Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: 56MPG on June 21, 2019, 02:17:38 PM
I shipped a Wood Dale 22 to Austria from Pennsylvania for around $150 via USPS. I've had bigger bills shipping to California from here. I just shipped a framed picture from Wisconsin to PA and it cost nearly that much via UPS. I ship boxed bicycles for about the same if it's much beyond my neck of the woods.

Marty
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Post by: Bertl on June 22, 2019, 05:40:47 AM
I shipped a Wood Dale 22 to Austria from Pennsylvania for around $150 via USPS. I've had bigger bills shipping to California from here. I just shipped a framed picture from Wisconsin to PA and it cost nearly that much via UPS. I ship boxed bicycles for about the same if it's much beyond my neck of the woods.

Marty
Yeah i remember that very nice Wood Dale and it was worth every penny for me!

Shipping for a smokey joe or 18 kettle to Northamerica does about $50
A 22 kettle shipping from me aproxx $82
.....thats okay. I shipped many kettles arround the world. Let me know when i can help.

Norbert. aka Bertl

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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: JPotter on June 22, 2019, 01:15:05 PM
I like the wkc edition idea . Who's gonna get ahold of Weber n find out what the parameters are for them to do that ? I'm  in regardless of what size . That would be something . Love to see it come to fruition.

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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: SteveMBH on June 22, 2019, 05:08:25 PM
I wish all products sold were available to the US market.


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Post by: qrczak1 on June 22, 2019, 11:52:06 PM
I wish all products sold were available to the US market.


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And v.v. in Europe. Especially the merchandise (i.e. [emoji481] glasses). I really don't get Weber's marketing strategy...
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Post by: captjoe06 on June 23, 2019, 03:36:36 AM
A 26 in a four way square tube leg holder like a smaller version of a ranch instead of the tripod.  In Red Or Blue.


Like @
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Post by: ReanimatedRobot on June 23, 2019, 06:11:07 AM
A 26 in a four way square tube leg holder like a smaller version of a ranch instead of the tripod.  In Red Or Blue.

They really do need to do a redesign on this.  Not saying it has to look like a mini ranch because it really would kill their sales on those, but it needs a sturdier foot print.  If they put it in something like that small performer cart with the lid holder that sits back farther (also like the performer carts) I think it would sell like hotcakes.  Even if they just did a performer edition of it or a colored kettle it would be hugely popular.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: dogman on June 23, 2019, 08:22:14 AM
I'd like to see 22 and 26 inch kettles with 3 bottom vents like on the WSM and without the rotating vanes-of-death... and maybe some new interesting colors. Factory colors have been drying up very fast here. Almost nothing is showing on the official site except black lately.

And I hate the legs on the 22 incher. I don't know if they're the same on other models. It's by far the hardest part of assembling a new one and if I remember correctly they quickly become nightmares when they get old and have to be swapped. Even with a new kettle they have to go in there at exactly the right angle and the brackets feel like they're going to break the welds. There has to be a better setup. Other than that, as close to perfection as any grill could possibly be :D
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Post by: BayAreaEstateTreasures on June 23, 2019, 03:01:54 PM
I think they should discontinue the SCG and start using both cart styles for the 26 inch grills. This would take care of the 26 Performer and the sturdier Mini Ranch. The design is already there and the you tube vid 26 vs. Scg had them about equal.
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Post by: HoosierKettle on July 08, 2019, 05:48:18 PM
A large stand up size go anywhere.


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Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Poorfolks on July 09, 2019, 05:26:24 PM
A SS Marty basket.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: charred on July 10, 2019, 07:19:35 PM
An all-metal handle, 26.75 Chromoveil.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Walchit on July 11, 2019, 04:41:07 AM
The 2020 ranger? In that new green color. I would settle for 2021 if they need some more time
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: RRRanger99 on July 11, 2019, 05:00:59 AM
A limited run of a Red 18.5" Weber Smokey Joe Platinum "Outrider." It would also be cool if Weber did the 4 new U.S. Master Touch colors on the 18.5" Jumbo Joe's.
Title: Re: I Wish Weber Would Release A...
Post by: Walchit on July 11, 2019, 05:34:39 AM
Green JJ, I want one to match that new ranger lol.