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Unread 09-02-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Anyone heard about The Weber 22.5" Compact Kettle

I just visited the Australian Weber site and found that they offer a "compact" i.e. less high 22.5" one-touch. Has this one ever been available elsewhere in the world?

http://www.weberbbq.com.au/compactkettle_3.htm

Wouldnt the coals be too close to the grid? What do you think about the flat design?

They also got a "gas kit" for them? Weird people them OZ s...
http://www.weberbbq.com.au/gaskit_3.htm

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Unread 09-02-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Interesting? Would love to see more about the gas kit and how it works.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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Interesting? Would love to see more about the gas kit and how it works.
I'm calling Penalty Box on that one. No gas kits on Weber Kettles. That's just wrong...
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Unread 09-02-2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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Sorry, they came up with it! Dont shoot the messenger.
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Sorry, they came up with it! Dont shoot the messenger.
I didn't...you'll notice I quoted SFBBQGUY...not you.
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its been talked about before. they just have differant requirements. but yea, they are weird folk being upside down and all !
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I think Grail was thinking I would go to the penalty box.

I know, I know it's just not right but in our house with two young boys sometimes gas may be a bit better than shoving something in the oven.
My thought was that if I could get a gas kit then I could likely get a free or almost free kettle off CL to put it on and I'd have my gasser.

Keep Kettel and UDS for the custom cooks.
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BBq-grail, just kidding, I find it fascinating or I wouldnt have posted it.
Any thoughts about the "flat" one-touch? Would it work as well as a regular?
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For grilling flat stuff I suppose it would be fine. I do know that since it's a Weber I want one.
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I think that someone in the marketing department at Weber thought it might be prudent to copy (edit: imitate would have been a better choice of word here) the "Aussie" grills that are making headway here in the US. Short distance between heat source and food grate.
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And the prices of australian weber charcoal kettles are steep!
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When the most well known name in backyard cooking introduces a new model, you can bet there was a lot of thought behind the decision. I don't know much about the methods of Australian grilling and barbecue, but it's neat they have designed a cooker for another culture instead of just saying "here's what we cook on in the good 'ol USA".

Take a look at The Coca-Cola Company. They do the same thing with different types and brands of drinks (and syrups) around the world.
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Available in any color you want...as long as it's black.
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They've got the compact model in Italy & Spain etc too.

http://www.barbecueweber.it/Default....oductID=PROD27

http://www.barbacoasweber.es/Default.aspx?ID=329
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Someone already itroduced a 26.5" compact to the US.
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Well folks it seems my new Weber 26.5" kettle took a beating. One of our friends kids was running around the old Bandera and knocked it over. Wouldn't you know the new 26.5" kettle that should've been in the garage was just the perfect distance away. The vertical box of the Bandera fell directly on the back end and crushed the base of the kettle. The rear legs buckled up and in and it looks like its doing a curtsey. I haven't really looked to closely as it is painful and would rather not consider inflicting bodily harm on this kid or blow a heart attack over screaming about a piece of steel. So I will assess the damage tomorrow and see what, if anything, weber is willing to help me with.

I'm just bummed and needed to vent. Any of you kettle crazy experts have any suggestions?
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