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Unread 03-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
Churrasqueiro Bob
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Default I bought a Weber Performer at Lowe's for $199

I lucked out and got the last one in my area, new in box. Assembly was straight forward but the ash catcher ring was a bit of a pain to install. I christened it tonight by cooking some wings seasoned with McCormick Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning. I cooked indirect using the charcoal holders with Stubb's briquettes. I was quite pleased with the results and I look forward to learning this grill well.

I switched from using gas for the past 20+ year back to charcoal again last June and immediately joined the forum. I got my feet wet with a Weber Go Anywhere that I got from Snap On tools back in the 80's; it is red with wood handles. I quickly bought a Smokey Joe Silver and was hooked. I used the SJS 4-5 times a week all last summer and had a blast. I realized I needed something bigger, so I kept reading here and looking for a good deal on something. My sister gave me a never used 18" OTS with the 3 daisy wheels, circa 1999, which I used throughout the winter alternating with my buddy Smokey Joe.

I have lusted after the Performer since joining here and reading about it. I saw the deal at Lowe's a month or so ago and was so tempted, but I kept procrastinating and put off the purchase. Then I got scared that they would all be sold since the weather is getting better so I took the plunge. I was lucky to get one nearby as there was only one store in my area that had one in stock.

Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. I look forward to learning about this grill from my fellow Performer owners and everyone else here at this wonderful site. Thanks to all for your help in the past as I look forward to learning new skills and techniques.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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I hope you enjoy your performer as much as I do mine. It is well thought out and functions perfectly. Glad you bought it and you will be too.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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Great pick-up! Enjoy using it!
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A Performer? or a Platinum?

Why can't I find deals like this?
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They are on sale down here at Lowes as well for the same price. Congrats on your new addition.
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Love my performer!!!!
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
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A Performer? or a Platinum?

Why can't I find deals like this?
A Performer with the gas ignition. Regularly $329 on clearance for $199.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #8
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You got a heck of a deal Sir!
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Unread 03-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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You got a heck of a deal Sir!
I think so too. It was new in the box.
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My Performer get treated like it is a child:)

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Unread 03-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #11
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Great deal, you'll love it!!!
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I love mine. You will love yours.

I guarantee it.

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Unread 03-26-2012, 01:32 AM   #13
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I did a rack of ribs on it tonight. I used the charcoal baskets on each side and the temp was about 320. I know there is a way to do them more indirectly using firebricks etc. Does anyone have a link that gives step by step instructions on how to do a low and slow cook on the kettle? Also any links for good methods to do ribs would be appreciated.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:55 AM   #14
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Congratulations on a real nice grill at a real good price.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:31 AM   #15
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Home Depot in Riverhead, NY has the performer with Gas assist, touch and go, whatever you'd like to call it for $180. Girlfriends mother came home with one for herself yesterday. If i didn't already have one, and 10 other grills, i would have jumped on the deal, list price on the HD site is $329
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