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Turkey on the old Weber

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It was a nice day yesterday, so I gave in to temptation.

 

Injected and cooked over lump and maple

 

That kettle dates back to the early 1980s, the handles are rotting off of it.

 

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She still cooks though don't she!
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The grates are only about three years old. The front leg is wobbly - the weakest point of the design: the plastic shoe wears off, then when you drag the grill the leg hops and bangs, and eventually damages the weld to the kettle body.

 

I first learned smoking on a Weber like that. It's completely different from running the offset. For most smokes I'll stoke it with X amount of fuel and let it go, controlling it by the top vent.

 

I didn't use the offset for the turkey because it has the hinged rack in the lid, and it won't clear the bird.

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I love cooking turkey on my Weber kettle grill.  Did one on Thanksgiving and one on Christmas.  I stack coals on either side, and use the hinged grate to refuel and add more chunk wood/chips depending on how I am smoking. 

Put a water pan under that bird and collect the drippings, there is nothing better than smoked gravy!

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I have a smoked-turkey club sandwich in my near future.

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I smoke just about everything on my Kettle most of the time these days. It is just me here so I don't usually need a lot of space. There is a Webber kettle forum where you can find new handles and parts of all kinds to spruce that baby up. I have seen custom handles on some of the really old ones from the 60s and 70s that guys have made that are pretty cool. I will see if I can find the link for you. I am pretty sure you can get new wheels there too. I wouldn't be surprised if Webber doesn't still sell all the parts you need to make her like new again. If you are so inclined. Or you could do like I did.


I truly love this baby. Man it is saweeet!

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I'm planning to make new handles from honeysuckle trunks. Planning, yes. Doing? Hm.

 

Well, the Weber that I learned smoking on doubled as a campsite fire pit, and we burned the handles off of it.

 

That kettle had no legs. I've mentioned this in other threads, I put it in a steel wheel rim like a ball in a socket, it worked just fine and it was the right height to sit on the ground next to it like a campfire. And, it could pivot to compensate for a sloping site.

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I'm planning to make new handles from honeysuckle trunks. Planning, yes. Doing? Hm.

 

Well, the Weber that I learned smoking on doubled as a campsite fire pit, and we burned the handles off of it.

 

That kettle had no legs. I've mentioned this in other threads, I put it in a steel wheel rim like a ball in a socket, it worked just fine and it was the right height to sit on the ground next to it like a campfire. And, it could pivot to compensate for a sloping site.

I had a buddy in idaho that had his on top of an old washing machine tub. same concept. worked fine. Hahaha....

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