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Unread 09-15-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default CL SCORE!!! "Happy Cooker" 22" Kettle Grill

Found this on CL today, and went anf scooped it up after work.

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Its a Happy Cooker Kettle Grill. The guy wanted $20 for it and I gave him $25. After looking around online I found that this was made by Weber and sold at Sears.

I took it home and put it straight to work.

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I will take more pics and give more info tomorrow hopefully. But for $20 I am thrilled!
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Unread 09-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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Lucky you, nice score!
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nothing wrong with that !
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Unread 09-15-2011, 11:29 PM   #4
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Two interesting things about it. One is the charcoal bowl. It has a porcelain coated bowl for the charcoal instead of a fire grate. It also obviously pre-dates the "One Touch" system. It has three simple daisy wheel intakes. I think I may end up preferring this. Seems like temp control might be more precise, and longer cooks a little easier. We shall see though.

The othe thing is a neat hook on the inside of the lid that lets you hang it on the edge of the bowl.

I will get pics of all this, and hopefully figure out the age of it asap.

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Unread 09-16-2011, 12:54 AM   #5
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Great Score!. I'm real interested in seeing more pics especially of the charcoal bowl.
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I had a new Happy Cooker 27 years ago. There should be a grate that sits on top of the porceline coated pan for the charcoal. The pan is an ash catcher. Congrats!
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Looks like the happy cooker made you happy.
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Ok as promised here are more pics.

The ash catcher that I now know is not a fire bowl haha! (Thanks Brian in Maine!)

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The non "one touch" bowl.

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The lid hook

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And the barely readable handle

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Haven't found any date code yet to find out the age. Any ideas?
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The guy wanted $20 for it and I gave him $25.
Is that coonass bargaining? Outside of Lou-see-ana, we negotiate just the opposite.

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Is that coonass bargaining? Outside of Lou-see-ana, we negotiate just the opposite.

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Hahaha I just felt almost guilty taking it for that price in the condidtion it was in. Crazy I know!
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Is that coonass bargaining? Outside of Lou-see-ana, we negotiate just the opposite.

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This is the kind of chicken it cooks.

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Cool! Great find. Looks sorta like a Weber but sorry dude my handles won't fit :)
Great deal. Gotta love CL!
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Please tell a newbie how to cook a bird like that.....my mouth is watering. I inherited a Happy Cooker when we purchased a lil trailer on the White Oak River. The Happy Cooker has turned out to be the best thing about the home.
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Please tell a newbie how to cook a bird like that.....my mouth is watering. I inherited a Happy Cooker when we purchased a lil trailer on the White Oak River. The Happy Cooker has turned out to be the best thing about the home.


Certainly! Not much to it though. Just rubbed it with olive oil, and seasoned with Tony Chachere's. Then indirect heat until the breast hit about 160* and then over direct heat to crisp up the skin.

Hope that helps!
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