Tonight I cooked up some 2 inch thick prime sirloin steaks with new red potatoes, and a cast iron skillet of garlic mushrooms, all on my old standby, a '98 green Weber Mastertouch kettle.
I was thinking to myself, I could recreate this meal at so many places I like to spend time. There are kettles at my dad's place, at two hunting camps I frequent, at my sister's, and at several of my friends house. I also have a jumbo joe when the need arises on vacation.
If I have a bag of Kingsford, a handful of apple wood chunks, and an 18 1/2 or 22 1/2 inch Weber kettle in the area, I can cook most of the things I can think of.
I love kettles. They are so versatile.
04-19-2014 09:02 PM
You can't beat a kettle, so versatile.
04-19-2014 09:16 PM
I don't have a kettle but the food I've seen put out by them looks fantastic!
04-19-2014 09:23 PM
Grain Belt, it really is an awesome and verisitile cooker.
04-19-2014 09:26 PM
Agreed, they are awesome
04-19-2014 09:46 PM
Three of my 11 cookers are Kettles. The WSM I have is built on the Kettle. Traveling tommorrow to do the family Easter and my 1999 3 wheeler and a prime rib are making the trip so as I can smoke it there to have for dinner. If I could only have 1 cooker it would be a Kettle.
I'd love to have a Mastertouch...2 tone red would be beauty but I'd take what I could get living in Canada.
04-19-2014 11:44 PM
Two kettles are all I use. The only failure has been pizza, and I think I have that solved.
04-19-2014 11:55 PM
I started smoking on a Weber kettle. The experience with heat control has been invaluable now as I've upgraded to a UDS and am in the process of building a reverse flow. Plus as a grill they just flat out rock.
04-20-2014 12:06 AM
My dad always cooked on one and when I bought my first home his gift to me was a Weber kettle. I had that grill for over 20 years. I have many other cookers now but still use the kettles all the time.
04-20-2014 06:37 AM
I probably average useing my 26.75 OGT 3-4 times a week, everything from burgers & steaks to indirect or slow smoking. Today it is a 17# Easter whole ham, Deguerre style. I'm lucky enough to have a bunch of other cookers, but the Weber kettle is my daily driver.
04-20-2014 06:40 AM
Hard to beat a Weber kettle, just the right item for pork steaks. :thumb:
04-20-2014 06:45 AM
I bought my first one in 1977 as a senior in high school. My friends all thought I was nuts spending $40 on a grill!!
they changed their minds quickly
The one thing I wish they still included was their recipe book, it had a lot of good tips and recipes. Most all the basic questions asked here were answered in that little book!!
04-20-2014 07:12 AM
I do love my kettle! Gotta watch sun an wind exposure cause it can play hell with keeping the temp in check.
04-20-2014 07:17 AM
I started smoking ribs on a weber kettle as well. I still use it occasionally when I am grilling not bbqing. It is a valuable tool to keep in the arsenal.
Big George's BBQ
04-20-2014 07:22 AM
My father used one for years as did I I wish I still had one on the old ones I gave mine to my son to replace the one I gav him for college as someone stole it when I got my Egg