Be gentle … I’m a (Weber kettle) virgin

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Finally put together the new 22 Performer. My accomplice can only count to 9 without taking off his shoes for a couple weeks, but that’s another story. Here’s the revised setup … will put up the big umbrella tomorrow if sun and heat index repeats from today.

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So now that Elsa is done having her way with us, ready for the maiden voyage. I didn’t want to dent the lid christening, so I just drank the champagne myself. Fielding your thoughts and recommendations for ‘passengers’ on the maiden voyage … (I won’t tell them they will never make it back to port).

Since a friend’s first job was at Pratt & Whitney tossing chickens into their turbines on test stands, it appears chickens have been a universal sacrificial test case … thinking wings or bone-in skin-on thighs or a spatchcocked whole chicken (indirect), or maybe just burger/dog/brat’s (direct) without worrying about temp control first time out (and pretty fast, so probably get the burn-off and cook both in without reloading). But I have a pretty good assortment of about anything in the freezers … maybe steaks or CSRs … What say the cognoscenti here?
 

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nice setup. looks like a very nice environment
 
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Very nice . Does that have the propane assist ? I think they have 3 models now .
I looked into buying the work surface top like you have to replace the composite one . It was over $200.00 . So I'll just keep cleaning the one I have .
First cook ,, I say chicken parts and some brats .
Yes . Nice looking outdoor area . Really like that .
Thanks for posting .
 
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Very nice . Does that have the propane assist ? I think they have 3 models now .
I looked into buying the work surface top like you have to replace the composite one . It was over $200.00 . So I'll just keep cleaning the one I have .
First cook ,, I say chicken parts and some brats .
Yes . Nice looking outdoor area . Really like that .
Thanks for posting .
Yes, has the gas attachment … forgot to get a couple fat ‘camping’ cylinders when out today, but can scavenge a skinny one out of a torch. I actually have propane plumbed out there for the Vidalia and Blackstone … figured the Weber usage so nominal to not bother, but will see.
The granite work table was from tear out on our house that flooded in Florence. Otherwise, I’d be in the same boat as you.
 
Everything looks so tidy! I'd feel a little better seeing things slopped up a bit more, that'll happen soon enough I reckon. Like Rich said, yardbird and sausage, can't go wrong. RAY
 
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The granite work table was from tear out on our house that flooded in Florence. Otherwise, I’d be in the same boat as you.
I'm talking about the grill work surface . The older ones are porous . Soaks up grease and stains easy . The price of the one like you have is half the price of the whole grill . I sand mine and put mothers car wax on it .
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Looking good from here! Look forward to seeing whatever you do. Got some beef ribs going on my cheap $20 kettle but they sure gonna be good!

Ryan
 
I'm talking about the grill work surface . The older ones are porous . Soaks up grease and stains easy . The price of the one like you have is half the price of the whole grill . I sand mine and put mothers car wax on it .
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Oh hell, no way I’d worry about that … yes, we care about digest, not Architectural Digest
 
Nice rig! Just a thought though. If you get a cover for it. I'd forgo the weber one. Haven't heard many good things about them. I went with the KingKong 7152 grill cover. You can find them on Amazon. About half the cost. Strong and durable. And not stiff and hard to put on.
 
As for Gas... Just refill the small bottle you have now from a 20lb tank.. Adapters on Amazon are cheap and it's easy ...
Will see how long you have to run on the gas getting the charcoal ashed over and ready. I hadn’t planned to (because I thought I’d not fit this in against the deck and have on the opposite side of the patio), but if it uses a lot I can make another drop off the propane line I already have out there for the Vidalia and Blackstone.
 
Nice rig! Just a thought though. If you get a cover for it. I'd forgo the weber one. Haven't heard many good things about them. I went with the KingKong 7152 grill cover. You can find them on Amazon. About half the cost. Strong and durable. And not stiff and hard to put on.
Thanks! Too late on the cover though. And it does seem that it will be far less durable than the Smokin-It and Vidalia covers.
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Maybe they've changed the quality of the cover over the years , but mine came with the grill in 2006 . No rips or tears . All the seams still good . Been out in the weather since it was new . Picture taken end of last summer .
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