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Duke

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Show your most prized grill
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:12:43 PM »
It's the one you would never part with. Maybe you use it, maybe you don't, but it's going to the grave with you!

Here's mine, it should just fit in there with me. 8)



SmoothSmoke

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 07:08:36 PM »
Sweet looking red! 

Does this mean anything else in your collection has a price?   8)

SmoothSmoke

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 07:11:15 PM »

Craig

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 07:36:35 PM »
For as much as I love all of my kettles, here's my most prized. My Grandfather's 1960s red 18.5. It's the first Weber kettle I ever saw, first one I ever cooked on (still do), and it's an heirloom. It won't be buried with me, but it will stay in the family. It's a Hill Grill!


javahog2002

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 10:58:16 PM »
Assuming that it must be a Weber.



Otherwise, the Smokemaster offset behind the WSM mini is my #1 pit.


 Built by the Smokemaster company in Austin, TX.  The company is no longer in business.

SSP '00-WSM 18.5-'69 Cado-'73 Speckled SJ-'77 18-'90 MT-Hasty Bake Cado

reillyranch

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 11:05:24 PM »
That Smokemaster looks big enough tha you could be buried in it.  Not much room left for the old Smokey Joe.......so you can leave it to me.   

Nice pictures

bob hope

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 03:45:09 AM »
Do I have to pick just one?
I at this time love all of them and cant see getting rid of any.
But I do enjoy my stop light ;D

Because Here we are Friends. Here we are Brothers.
A family in the name of Weber.

Jeff

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 03:53:30 AM »
I don't think I could possibly pick a grill and answer this question!

Hey Javahog....I saw a posting from someone in Colorado wanting to buy your speckled Smokey back.  They were offering 70 or 75 for it.  FYI.
Kettle collector AND cooker!

HankB

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013, 07:37:56 AM »
It's a tough question to answer. There are two ways to value a grill. First would be the one most valuable to cook on. The other would be value in terms of being a collectible. There is probably some overlap between the two but it is unlikely to be very high. The cooker vs. looker classification.

Then among the cookers, there can be further criteria. Is the most versatile one the most valuable? Perhaps the cooker that does one thing very well warrants the most prized selection.

On the first account, my selection goes to cookers. In theory all of mine are cookers though there are some I have not used in years. Among the most versatile cookers, I would have to put my 26 at the top of the list. It's large enough to do a turkey or full leg of lamb or a couple racks of beef ribs. Though I haven't smoked on mine, other members here have demonstrated that capability. When it comes to doing one thing extremely well, my choice is my 18.5 WSM.

With that thought in mind, I'll deviate from the rules and post two pictures. First is my 26. If I had to reduce the count to a single grill, this would be the one.



Were I to select the Weber that produces hands down my favorite food - BBQ - I'd go with my 18.5 WSM (pictured here with it's siblings.  ;D )

kettles, smokers...

Mark Schnell

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2013, 08:37:18 AM »
Here's my baby. Got it for $150 in pristine condition and came with a cover still in the box. LOVE this grill!!

Duke

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2013, 09:10:47 AM »
Great pictures everyone!

Smooth, yes everything I have including the red sj has a price. It would make most people choke though. Awesome red by the way!

Sweet heirloom Craig!

I love that stoplight Bob!

Java, I think I would have to take the Smokemaster myself, but you were right, since this is a weber site I am assuming they probably would be.

Hank, posting two is understandable.

Mark, I bet those are extremely rare in Canada.

reillyranch

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2013, 03:36:54 PM »
  Red is my favorite but these picture are making me green with envy.  I might have to be on the look out for a green in time for St Patricks day.  Thanks for the pictures. 
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 06:50:06 PM by reillyranch »

Duke

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2013, 03:43:09 PM »
Which is yours Rielly? ???

reillyranch

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2013, 06:54:40 PM »
I'll have to get back to you next week.  I have a trip planned and I might pick up a new favorite on the way. 

Golly

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Re: Show your most prized grill
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2013, 08:11:55 PM »
I'll have to get back to you next week.  I have a trip planned and I might pick up a new favorite on the way.

give us a hint on what it is
that would really get people here thinking or annoy them not knowing what it is
GET ON THAT SHIT
WONT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER