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JustTom

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Hillbilly noob
« on: June 01, 2022, 01:32:44 PM »
As usually happens, at some point on Monday while smoking a pork butt, I singed a knuckle while taking a temp reading.  For years, every time it happens I swear loudly and swear quietly that I'm going to get a new handle and throw away the dilapidated pot holder I have wrapped around the lid top.   Then I promptly forget about it until next time.   Yesterday was different and  I finally went to the Weber site to order a new one.  Saw one for what they said was pre-2013 and dropped it in the cart.  It was plastic and I had thought the one I had was wood but who cares, it's a handle.  But on a lark, I decided to unwrap the pot holder and look.  My top had 2 holes, and all of the ones they sold were a single screw.  So, remembering to get one was for nothing.

Search eventually landed me here when I was trying to find out a model and maybe a picture of what the handle looked like before it crumbled away long ago.  Until yesterday I didnt know kettle collecting was a thing, lol.  Its just what I've used to smoke with.  But now I know there are those who care about wooden handles. 

Anyway, after spending a while wasting time distracted trying to find out wth MBH meant, I found the age guide, and I think mine is a 1978 based on the thinness of the vent tab.   Is there a chart or post somewhere that has the wooden top handle measurements for these?  If I decide to buy a set instead of making something,  is the top lid handle dimensions on all them of that age the same, so anything with 2 holes will fit, or the hole spacing and bracket height varies??

Thanks.

n3wfy

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2022, 03:11:10 PM »
Hey welcome to the forum. I'm new here too.

On the front page at the top there is a button for handles. Here is the link http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/
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Kneab

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2022, 04:41:19 PM »
Welcome to the Wkc [emoji2321]
If you are looking for handles, you can send a message to Zavod44.
He is the one that makes most of the beautiful wooden handles that you see posted here. You can also look on ebay.
This is a link to one of his handles.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284789289879?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=0v5jkVVCSp-&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=wWxJKWxFQX-&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY


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RRRanger99

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2022, 05:20:04 PM »
Welcome from Virginia Beach, VA.

JustTom

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2022, 03:10:08 AM »
Thanks, guys.   I asked my wife whether she liked the mahogany or the maple and she looked at me as if I'd lost my mind and said just get a new pot holder, lol.

JEBIV

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2022, 04:23:24 AM »
Welcome from Doraville, Ga. like Kneab said Zavod44 for the win
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bamakettles

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2022, 05:50:17 AM »
Welcome from Huntsville, AL.  Some new wood on that kettle will look great! 

AZ2FL

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2022, 04:55:29 PM »
Thanks, guys.   I asked my wife whether she liked the mahogany or the maple and she looked at me as if I'd lost my mind and said just get a new pot holder, lol.

PM me your address, Iíll send you a gently used wood handle. No need to buy a new hot pad holder. Lol


ASpitzer

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2022, 06:04:54 PM »
Welcome from Kalona, IA. You'll love having a new handle. These folks will take good care of you. Wonderful people.
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Veekz

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Re: Hillbilly noob
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2022, 12:07:05 AM »
Welcome from Keaau, Hawaii!