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pbe gummi bear

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WKC Glossary
« on: May 02, 2013, 10:48:48 AM »
There is a new and improved Weber Kettle Glossary!
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Hi folks,

We are gonna start compiling a Weber glossary here on the site so we will need your suggestions and input on what to put in it. I propose that new replies should have a terminology, and if you have a definition that would be awesome. I will update this first post as it comes and we can migrate it to a permanent location later on. Once this gets going we can focus on a Weber FAQ. I will do my best to thank and acknowledge individual contributors. This will be a live post updated daily.

The first word is:

Weberitis- An uncontrollable urge for acquiring and using Weber products, particularly vintage models & hard to find colorways. Possible symptoms include, going on the sears ereplacement parts.com site and pricing bowls and lid assemblies for 22.5 kettles and justifying to yourself "building your own" Weber since you have a couple spare leg kits laying around.  Then the wife walks in the room and you immediately minimize the screen on the computer as if you were looking at pr0n. Delete all internet history containing WEBER-STEPHEN, ebay, Craigslist, ACE, MINWAX, and ereplacementparts.com. 

(Thanks, Craig) Also Thanks JKolantern for starting the model glossary in your other post.

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0000- Refers to the fineness of steel wool used to clean and polish porcelain. Will not harm or scratch the surface.

2-rivet- Older Weber wood handles that have 2 rivet holding it in place, instead of one centrally located screw. These Rivets need to be drilled out to replace the handle.

3WD-Any Weber Kettle (18.5, 22.5, 26.75) Made originally with wood handles on the bowl and lid and daisy wheel venting system. Post MBH era to pre One Touch/BAR-B-KETTLE era. 1981-1983. Date Code C, C/D, E


A

ABT- Atomic Buffalo Turds, or just 'Turds. An appetizer made of cored or split in half & cored Jalepeno pepper, stuffed with cream cheese (often spiced or mixed with onion bits, crab meat, cheese, chorizo, or various assorted flavorings), then wrapped in bacon. Typically smoked at medium heat until bacon is at desired doneness. Original recipe then calls for a 'Lil smokie cocktail sausage, on top of, or stuffed down into, the cream cheese. Variations also include Atomic Dragon Turds stuffed with hotter peppers, such as Scotch Bonnets, ghost peppers, etc. Exact origin is unknown, but common lore credits "Eggfest" the annual Big Green Egg Cookoff.



B

BGE- Big Green Egg ceramic cookers

BIN - from Ebay,  Buy it now

Brownie= Refers to Weber Kettles made from 1969- early 1990s in the color Copper Mist (1969-mid 70s)  or Chocolate (1977-1990s).

C

'Cado= Refers to Weber Kettles made in the 1960s and 1970s that are colored Avocado Green.

Caddywampus- Any Weber Kettle that has had the leg kit installed incorrectly. When the front leg and front bowl handle to not align when assembled. Rear bowl handle should be positioned between the wheels.




Two-Tone=Refers to Weber kettles that have a smoked or faded color effect near the lip of the lid.


CGA- Charcoal Go Anywhere portable bbq- Rectangular with sliding side vents and legs that double as a lid holder.

Chook= A whole Chicken.

D

Daisy wheel- Refers to the venting system on the bottle of the kettle with three rotary vents. These Kettles did not have an internal ash sweeper but has an ash pan.

E

F

G

GA- Go-Anywhere portable bbq available in charcoal (CGA)or propane. Rectangular with sliding side vents and legs that double as a lid holder

Gas-assist- A propane charcoal starter built into some Performers. Also called the Weber Touch-N'-Go

Grillfella- 1. It's a license to grill. A license to grill anything- The Weber Covered way. You know, we always call each other Grillfellas. Like, you say to somebody: "You're gonna like this guy; he's all right. He's a Grillfella. He's one of us." You understand? We are Grillfellas- Weberguys!

Those poor goody good shmucks who cooked on rusty no-name fire boxes and open Braziers and worried about dried meat, burns and scorching their food were dead!  It is a glorious time and the grillfellas are everywhere! We've got a "guy" or a "gal" in almost every part of the country including our overseas connection.  When the posers mess with us, or if we see something we've got to have, or get the urge to pull a job, this comes to mind. http://youtu.be/z49xZ7VcfqE
2. One who suffers from "Weberitis"

H

H-style One Touch- The newer Ash sweeper assemblies where the handle snaps into place. A washer with a "H" shaped hole holds everything together. Incompatible with older One Touch Gold ash catchers that have the horizontal bar. (FUTURE LINK PLACE HOLDER) Weber Part # 90993 for the 22.5" kettles.

I

J

JJ- Jumbo Joe 18" portable kettle with side vent and locking lid bale.  Previously called Smokey Joe Platinum until the new model was introduced in 2013.

K

L

Lid-bale- a curved bar at the side of the kettle that can hold the lid in open position. Found on models like the Smokey Joe Gold, Mastertouch, One Touch Platinum, and Performer.

Lid Roller- Plastic rollers on the Weber Tuck Away lid holder that helps to roll the lid into the open position. These are often replaced as they can melt during high heat cooks.

M

MBH=Metal Bowl Handle. A Weber Kettle made from 1964-1980 that has metal bowl handles, but a wooden lid handle.

Mini, or Mini-WSM - A homemade WSM created from a SJS or SJG using a modified Tamale pot for the middle section.

MLH= Metal Lid Handle. A Weber kettle made before 1964 that has all metal handles, including the lid.

Moinks- Originated from Moo(cow)+oink(pig)= moooink. Typically beef meatballs wrapped in bacon smoked at low to medium heat until the desired doneness for bacon is achieved.

MT-Mastertouch model produced from 1992-1999. 22.5" kettle with a lid thermometer, lid bale, and ash can similar to the One Touch Gold (later Original Kettle Premium) ash removal system.

MTG1-See above

MTG2-Current lineup of the black finish Master Touch grill offered in the U.S. beginning in 2015. Also refers to current colored MT models available outside the U.S.

N

NIB - Short for New In Box, an item never opened or used.

O

OK- Original Kettle. Name given to the former "One Touch Silver" models beginning in 2015.

OKP- Original Kettle Premium. Name given to the former "One Touch Gold" 22.5" and 26.75" models beginning in 2015.

OT- Weber "Y" ashsweeper and bottom vent assembly. Used interchangably with Weber models with this feature 1983-present.

OT+ A 22.5" Weber Kettle model produced from 1987-1991 with lid bale, thermometer,  and One Touch system. Unlike the Mastertouch, this model has an ash pan instead of an ash catcher pot.

OTS-One Touch Silver. 18.5" or 22.5".  Designation given to basic kettles produced from 2000-2014 with the pie plate style ash catcher and the One Touch "Y" shaped ash sweeper. Eventually replaced the three daisy wheel vents on the bowl across the non portable product line.

OTG-One Touch Gold (18.5 or 22.5 kettle with the ash catcher bowl attached to the One Touch system) Produced from 2000-2014.

P

Performer- Weber 22.5" Kettle models with built in cart, side table, charcoal bin holder, thermometer, lid bale, charcoal baskets, cover, and optional gas assist for starting charcoal. Original model had a Stainless steel table (See: SS) but the current version has a plastic side table. Often confused with a Platinum, which typically does not have the gas assist

Platinum, or short for One Touch Platinum (OTP)- For Kettles, refers to an 18.5" or 22.5" Kettle with built in side tables and lid bale. Newer models may have other features like a thermometer or cover. See LINK PLACE HOLDER for identifying the different models of Platinum. For Gas grills, the platinum designation is typically used for the top-of-the-line model of a grill, such as a Genesis Platinum.

PTT- Portable Table Top. Original name given to the Weber Go Anywhere models from their launch in 1979 through the late 1980s.

Q

R

R- Rat! 1. A rat is a common Weber usually 22.5 and black, but not limited  to blacks and 22.5's that you pick up either cheap or free for parts or a quick flip or turnover. Maybe even for a modification or a firepit, some yahoos even have been known to use them as planters, stools. Duke once saw one a while back turned into a toilet. Duke has bought a few where he had his suspicions that they were used as one. You can also make Rats from a Gold Series taking the ash catcher and stainless parts off for a better grill and then reselling it as a Silver Series model. Cannibalizing it basically.
2. Rat can also be related to someone from another site that steals ideas to make theirs look good.

RK-Ranch Kettle, 37-1/2-inch-diameter kettle for large cooks. Original models had three legs like the typical kettle but the modern version has a steel frame and lid bale system.

Roti- 1. Short for Rotisserie, a spinning mechanism on a cooker to get even cooking around the food.
2. Unleavened bread originating for South Asia like India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

S

Score- A good deal

SJ- Smokey Joe, comes in various models- see below.

SJS-Smokey Joe Silver portable 14.5" kettle with bottom vents

SJG-Smokey Joe Gold portable 14.5" with side vents and a locking lid/lid bale)

SJP-Smokey Joe Platinum a.k.a. Jumbo Joe 18" portable with side vents with locking lid/lid bale

Slide-Aside- Weber accessory for holding the lid on the bowl.

SS or SSP-Stainless Steel Performer older performers made in 1999-2005 with stainless steel side table, charcoal bin holder, thermometer, lid bale, charcoal baskets, cover, and optional gas assist for starting the charcoal.

T

Touch-N'-Go- A propane charcoal starter built into some Performers. Often called a "gas assist"

Tuck-Away- Offiical weber name for the lid holder feature found on Grills like Performers, Platinums, and Mastertouches. 

Three wheeler- Refers to the venting system on the bottle of the kettle with three rotary vents. These Kettles did not have an internal ash sweeper but has an ash pan.

U

V

Vent Code- A one of two letter stamp typically found on the top vent for identifying the year of kettle manufacture. See: http://weberkettleclub.com/determine-age-of-old-grill/

Vent Tab- a small tab on the vents used to open or close them. Newer models may have a plastic cover that makes it easier to hold and dissapate heat.

W

Weberitis- An uncontrollable urge for acquiring and using Weber products, particularly vintage models & hard to find colorways. Possible symptoms include, going on the sears ereplacement parts.com site and pricing bowls and lid assemblies for 22.5 kettles and justifying to yourself "building your own" Weber since you have a couple spare leg kits laying around.  Then the wife walks in the room and you immediately minimize the screen on the computer as if you were looking at pr0n. Delete all internet history containing WEBER-STEPHEN, ebay, Craigslist, ACE, MINWAX, and ereplacementparts.com. 

WSM-Weber Smokey Mountain available in 18.5" or 22.5" models. An older 14.5" model called the 1880 was also produced from 1981-1983. aka a bullet, or vertical smoker due to it's shape

X

Y

Z
« Last Edit: March 23, 2017, 05:00:36 PM by Troy »
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1buckie

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 11:29:30 AM »


Under "H"

H-style one touch vent assemblies ?
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

Duke

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 11:36:51 AM »
R- Rat! A rat is a common Weber usually 22.5 and black, but not limited  too blacks and 22.5's that you pick up either cheap or free for parts or a quick flip or turnover. Maybe even for a modification or a firepit, some yahoos even have been known to use them as planters and stools. I saw one a while back turned into a toilet. I have bought a few where I had my suspisions that they were used as one. You can also make Rats by turning a Gold Series into a Rat by taking the ash catcher and stainless parts off for a better grill and then reselling it as a Silver Series model. Canabalizing it basically. Rat can also be related to someone from another site that steals ideas to make theirs look good.



« Last Edit: May 02, 2013, 04:06:06 PM by Duke »

pbe gummi bear

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 12:00:37 PM »
Can someone qualified define a Grillfella?

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MartyG

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 01:18:51 PM »
Always wanted to know what these are:

Moinks?
Turds?
Chooks?

You get the idea - more where that came from. They are mentioned in cook photos often, but I've never seen them defined.

Hogsy

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 01:24:51 PM »
Chook= Chicken, whole chicken
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MartyG

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 01:28:38 PM »
Ash can
Ash pan
Ash sweeper
Ash bowl
Vent Code
Vent tab
2-rivet handle
Single-screw handle
Metal Handle
All the "Named" kettles - Sequoia, Warrior, Penthouse, Brave, Westerner etc.
0000 (steel wool)
Gas-assist
Lid-bale
Lid-holder

More to come I'm sure...



pbe gummi bear

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 02:03:09 PM »
Thanks, Marty. Pics are worth a thousand words for some of these so we can hunt those down later. I'll add them to the Q. pun intended.

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 03:56:37 PM »
Always wanted to know what these are:

Moinks?
Turds?
Chooks?

You get the idea - more where that came from. They are mentioned in cook photos often, but I've never seen them defined.

ABTís or Atomic Buffalo Turds as they are also known are considered BBQ Crack in the barbecuing world. They have received this dubious title because they are addicting. If you put a tray of these out at your next party, donít think that there will be any left when you return because your guest will eat these as fast as they are made.
      ~~~~> Alien BBQ of Roswell, New Mexico

ABT's
Atomic Buffalo Turds
or just 'Turds

Jalepeno pepper, either cored of split in half &  cored
stuffed with cream cheese ( often spiced or mixed with onion bits, crab meat,
various assorted flavorings )
Original recipe then calls for a 'Lil smokie cocktail sausage, on top of, or stuffed down into, the cream cheese
wrapped in bacon
smoked at medium heat until bacon is desired doneness
( differing opinions as to the origin, most think from a Big Green Egg cookoff * EggFest*)

Atomic Dragon Turds

Same as above, done with hotter peppers, such as Scotch Bonnets, ghost peppers, etc.

Moinks 
(Moo-cow ~~  oink-pig= moooink)

beef meatballs
wrapped in bacon
smoked low to medium heat, desired doneness for bacon

original recipe used frozen, thawed meatballs
newer versions incorporate fresh ground meats & cheese cubes in the center of the meatball

choinks
( chicken-ch ~~ oink-pig = chhooink )
same as above, using chicken meatballs
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HankB

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 05:38:34 PM »
mini-WSM - WSM made from SJS or SJG using a Tamale pot for the middle section (not to be confused with the 1880)
kettles, smokers...

Craig

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 07:25:49 PM »
MLH= Metal Lid Handle. A Weber kettle made before 1964 that has all metal handles, including the lid.
MBH=Metal Bowl Handle. A Weber Kettle made from 1964-1980 that has metal bowl handles, but a wooden lid handle.
Brownie= Refers to Weber Kettles made during the 1960s-1990s in the color Copper Mist.
Cado= Refers to Weber Kettles made in the 1960s and 1970s that are colored Avocado Green.
Two-Tone=Refers to Weber kettles that have a smoked or faded color effect near the lip of the lid.
 
 

Duke

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 07:51:11 PM »
Can someone qualified define a Grillfella?
  As bad as I want to answer this, I think Craig's the man to pull this job.  8)

Eastex

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WKC Glossary
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 08:11:54 PM »
A few seen around here,
BIN - from Ebay,  Buy it now
NIB - new in box, never opened
CL - Craigslist


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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 08:19:47 PM »
Can someone qualified define a Grillfella?
  As bad as I want to answer this, I think Craig's the man to pull this job.  8)

 I whole-heartedly 2nd this nomination !!!!!

He's got the groove........................... 8)
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pbe gummi bear

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Re: WKC Glossary
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 08:36:17 PM »


Can someone qualified define a Grillfella?
  As bad as I want to answer this, I think Craig's the man to pull this job.  8)
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