Saturday, June 11, 2011
Night Before Last I Got To Itchin' For Some Grillin'. Just Pulled The Vintage Weber Over To The Patio Door And Cooked Up Some Burgers And Brats! Status: Ah...Summer!
Yep, I do have a growing collection of vintage (and not so) grilling equipment. You might remember that I got a beautiful near mint condition Red Weber Kettle not too long ago. There's more where that came from!
This brown sunburst was the first "collectible" Weber kettle I found. I do have two red ones as
well, one of which you've already seen and another that also has the sunburst effect like this
one. I need to get them all out and take a nice group photo set some day. These are all older
pics that I don't believe I've shared here yet.
Here's a pic of some of the collection. Plus, I "splurged" on a new Crate and Barrel green
Smokey Joe. I couldn't justify $300 plus for the big one. Maybe in a few years I'll be able to buy
one used at a more reasonable price. I really do have a thing for funky colored Webers. I
REALLY want to find an Avocado sunburst one. I see one all the time at this firehouse down by
the Salv. Army thrift store on Forest Park Pkwy. but it's all chipped and rusty. Not quite up to
my standard. But at least I know they exist! It took a long time to get a good Red one...I gots
patience a plenty.
Yeah, the brown kettle is IMHO a collectible piece but it ain't no trailer queen. Meat gets cooked
on this baby. And check out the chimney charcoal starter! Everyone who grills should have one
of these. I got this one for a couple of bucks at a thrift store. It so does the job.
I love how this video looks like it was shot with a super 8 camera in the sixties! Nope...cell
phone. I had this same raging flame going on the other night at about midnight getting some
coals ready. I cooked 8 big burger patties and 10 brats, just to have them in the fridge ready to
warm up in the microwave. I'm weird, I know.