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tommykendall
05-25-2008, 11:14 AM
I'm having a little neighborhood gig today and decided to fire up my Weber Ranch Kettle for the first time since I got it a couple months ago. I"ll be cooking 3 racks of spares, a 6# flat, linguica, and ABTs. I'll snap a few pics throughout the day.

Monty
05-25-2008, 11:17 AM
we want pron ... we want pron

MilitantSquatter
05-25-2008, 11:31 AM
Have fun TK !!!

Is linguica a type of sausage ?

The word seems very close to Luganica, which is a thin rope/coil style italian sausage, that is basically seasoned with fennel. Cooked with sauteed onions and white wine and served with polenta or pasta.

http://www.premiofoods.com/ecommerce/productDetailsAction.do?productID=12

Pitbull
05-25-2008, 11:44 AM
Have fun. That's one fine pit. I want one myself, but it's a littel too pricey.

Don't forget the Pic's....

CaptGrumpy
05-25-2008, 11:46 AM
No pics = didn't happen! You know the rules!

Bbq Bubba
05-25-2008, 11:53 AM
I don't see no Ranch Kettle!! :shock:

Norcoredneck
05-25-2008, 12:27 PM
I get off at noon. Will swing by with my FEC!:biggrin:

tommykendall
05-25-2008, 02:15 PM
The Ranch Kettle has been burning clean and beautifully in the 230-245 range for a tad longer than 2 hours now on about 6# of rancher charcoal and cherry splits. Nice unit.

gpalasz
05-25-2008, 02:25 PM
I wanna see...I wanna see

OSD
05-25-2008, 04:12 PM
And I was really looking forward to seeing a Ranch kettle in action.:icon_sad

swamprb
05-25-2008, 05:49 PM
It's been a while since you got that Ranch, was it in good shape?

fnnm358
05-25-2008, 05:53 PM
NO PICS DIDNT HAPPEN

Now post the pron to prove yourself

BBQ Grail
05-25-2008, 05:59 PM
Looking forward to the pictures.

LMAJ
05-25-2008, 06:13 PM
The day is wearing on and I see no pics... I am beginning to believe our brother is telling is a story here....

Brian in So Cal
05-25-2008, 08:18 PM
OK TK, put down the beer and take some pics!!!

Bbq Bubba
05-25-2008, 09:17 PM
To drunk to post mod! :cool:

Hook_Line_and_Sinker
05-25-2008, 11:46 PM
Wait a ranch kettle burring rancher charcoal and we have NO PRON!!

there are laws ....


hope all went well

N8man
05-25-2008, 11:53 PM
Pronus Interuptus? There's Pills For That..:-P

Pyle's BBQ
05-26-2008, 12:47 PM
I don't thing Tom really has a Rancher, I have not seen pictures of it in use.

gpalasz
05-26-2008, 12:51 PM
I was really looking forward to seeing one in action :icon_sad

tommykendall
05-26-2008, 01:28 PM
Ok farkers - gimme a few minutes. What a great cook that was. What a great machine that rancher is. Did everything on it, including finishing off the ribs. Pictures coming shortly. I think Brian had it right - too busy with Adolph

tommykendall
05-26-2008, 01:37 PM
Here they are. Had a period of heavy showers so had to perform the TK original weber kettle shower mod on one of the pics. That's a 22" diameter kettle lid so it puts the size of the rancher into perspective...

Solidkick
05-26-2008, 01:42 PM
Well I guess the old original Pitbitch hasn't forgotten how to cook! You have to admit, you did cook alot more when you lived on the east coast....
I'm glad it turned out....nice job!

bowhnter
05-26-2008, 01:45 PM
That's a miachine there, turned out some nice lookin eats!

Cabntmkr1
05-26-2008, 01:48 PM
Great looking food!:mrgreen:

Midnight Smoke
05-26-2008, 01:48 PM
That is a monster grill. Everything looks great!

gpalasz
05-26-2008, 01:49 PM
Looking great!

Bbq Bubba
05-26-2008, 01:55 PM
O.K., that was worth the wait!!
all i can picture is a MONSTER UDS made with that Rancher....
1 load of fuel will cook about 3 days!! :cool:

OSD
05-26-2008, 01:59 PM
That thing is huge!!!! Good lookin' eats!

Hook_Line_and_Sinker
05-26-2008, 03:39 PM
Farking awesome TK

thats one HUGE kettle

the grub looks perfect ! the rain mod would make Mcgyver proud

I like the ABT's rack idea and will certainly be using that

Looks like a good days cook!

http://www.just-whatever.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/macgyver.jpg

MilitantSquatter
05-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Great job TK !!

That last rib picture looks incredible.

Pyle's BBQ
05-26-2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the pictures. The food looks great.

swamprb
05-26-2008, 05:39 PM
Those pics say a thousand words! Nice workout on the Ranch! Best hundred dollar pit you've ever had Huh?

nmayeux
05-26-2008, 07:48 PM
Bastige! Now I have a severe case of pit envy...

Norcoredneck
05-26-2008, 08:03 PM
Damn, looks great Tommy!

Sawdustguy
05-26-2008, 09:15 PM
Now Thats a Farking Grill!!

tommykendall
05-26-2008, 09:31 PM
Those pics say a thousand words! Nice workout on the Ranch! Best hundred dollar pit you've ever had Huh?

$195 well spent.

Smokin Gator
05-26-2008, 09:39 PM
Dude!!!!

tommykendall
05-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Farking awesome TK

I like the ABT's rack idea and will certainly be using that



Those are flat steel skewers. Stick the point directly through the top edge of the aluminum pan and they won't roll around. Worked great in a pinch because I couldn't locate my turd racks.

CharlieBeasley
05-27-2008, 12:29 PM
Wow I must say it did happen Looks Great I thought the Ribs were a cover shot of a magazine!

tommykendall
05-27-2008, 12:37 PM
I've decided after Sunday's cook that this Ranch Kettle will become my cooker of choice when doing things that would normally require using both of my WSMs. The capacity is great, it rolls along easily on its wheels, and cooks like a dream.

Jorge
05-27-2008, 01:00 PM
I've decided after Sunday's cook that this Ranch Kettle will become my cooker of choice when doing things that would normally require using both of my WSMs. The capacity is great, it rolls along easily on its wheels, and cooks like a dream.

I'm not going to burn your house down. I'll just wait for you to come out here this summer:wink:8-)

LMAJ
05-27-2008, 01:07 PM
That is one sweet grill and the food looks amazing. I've been catching up on my taped shows which involve all the BBQ shows that have been on Food Network and saw some of those massive grills in action - congrats on the score.

Dale P
05-27-2008, 01:25 PM
Thats a nice cooker you got there Tommy. big SOB!

71-South
05-27-2008, 01:40 PM
I think you could do a whole hog on that thing. Nice looking food. I had cafeteria turkey pot pie for lunch. Ughhh.

Bigmista
05-27-2008, 02:47 PM
Looking good TK! How was fuel consumption?

tommykendall
05-27-2008, 05:21 PM
At most I (I mean the cooker) consumed 10# rancher charcoal and about 4 small splits of cherry. I started with 5-6# and I added a very small amount twice during the cook. I fed people following about 9.5 hours of cooking and the coals continued to burn long after that. People kept telling me it would take too much fuel - I would only agree with that for grilling applications, not indirect cooking.

Hook_Line_and_Sinker
05-28-2008, 04:00 AM
Those are flat steel skewers. Stick the point directly through the top edge of the aluminum pan and they won't roll around. Worked great in a pinch because I couldn't locate my turd racks.


NOTE: those are my turd racks for now - can't find racks I like for the price mod

thanks for the detail on the assembly , i was just going to lay them on the top but makes more sense to poke through

ZBQ
05-28-2008, 05:20 AM
Now THAT'S a GRILL!!

Great cook and looks like it must be pretty easy to control temps too for a
1st cook to go that well.

Great job TK!