I'm definitely a believer in the Weber Kettles. Grabbed mine off of CL for $40. Put a new hinged grate and thermometer in it and been cooking like crazy since then.
I do have a question for you all. How do you go about cooking for big groups. I've done steaks, burgers, corn on the cob for 10-20 people before and it seems like i'm constantly battling to keep the grill at high heat.
I was thinking about banking the coals against one side and just keep feeding in unlit charcoal.
New to REAL BBQ-ing / Smoking, Weber 22.5 One Touch Silver Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe