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Old 10-11-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Hooray! I broke the toilet!

...Which forced me to stop by Ace Hardware this morning so I could grab a replacement ballcock kit. I even went out of my way to swing by this particular store so I could ogle the 26.75" Weber kettles no one else seems to keep in stock around here. After fiddling with it a bit I headed home to fix the john before the Giants / Reds game started.

All went smoothly until I realized the float rod that came in the kit was too long for my tank. Cursing my luck I flew out the door to the Lowe's a couple blocks away so I could get back in time for the game.

I walk in the door and low and behold, what do I see in their (greatly reduced) grill section? A 26" Weber. What da heck? They never carry those. So I took a closer look...



I debated that one quite a bit but the better half convinced me it was meant to be.

This thing is big!



Welcome home! Decided "Big John" would be an appropriate name.



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Old 10-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Killer score! You're gonna love that thing - what a great cooker - the extra space really is nice to have.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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I wiped it down and am finishing a little seasoning burn and already notice the extra space is going to make it perfect for kettle smoking. So much easier to keep the temps low than on my 22.5".
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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First glimpse of the title... thought of a toilet choking sea pickle.


Great score... does Big John deserve a 21 flush salute?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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Dude, that's awesome!

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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So so jealous!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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Awesome, I bought the el cheapo and am in love with the space. Jealous mod
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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Don't forget to give the 22.5" a little love once in a while. They really appreciate it and you don't want it getting all lonely and jealous.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:20 PM   #9
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Nice find. I love it when you just stumble across a great deal.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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Congrats!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #11
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I found a '95 OTS in great shape for $50 last week, but I gotta say a brandy new OTG for $100 more is a sweeter deal!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #12
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Now that IS a score! :beer:
Congrats and Good Luck with Big John.


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And you got to work "ballcock" into your posting! Nicely done!
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #14
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thats such a great find. i'm sure you will love it.
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Nice find! It was meant to be!

Now good thing you fixed the John because big John means more meat which means more-------lol

Enjoy and anxious to see photos of your first cook on it
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