I've had my 22.5" kettle for 11 years now. I was buying a new Weber kettle for my dad for father's day and on the way home we stopped in Cub Foods to get meet for the BBQ. While in there they were giving away a 22.5" kettle for Father's Day. It was a Kingsford promotion and both handles had the Kingsford logo on them. A couple days later I got a call that I won the kettle! Dad had already fired up his new one so I took the one I won to college with me and have been cooking on it since.
It somehow survived my college years without getting broke or stolen. She's cooked up countless pounds of meat over the years My original grilling grate is finally giving up so I'm going to pick up a replacement.
Just a few goodies she's turned out...
Bacon wrapped venison
Feta stuff, bacon wrapped venison backstrap
And a couple action shots cooking up fresh burger made from a 26 pound chuck roll
I need to gather the Weber family together for a group shot - this 22.5" kettle, a smokey joe silver, 22.5" WSM (only a couple weeks old) and a Q200 (also a couple weeks old).