Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


We all have our favorite grill or smoker for transforming raw protein into mahogany, brown ,delicious, smokey, fantastic meals. To Ms. Goofy's dismay our patio proudly displays numerous smokers, grills and a wood burning beehive oven. As some of you may know, I am a fan of Weber products. Each and every one of my Weber's has a unique and special purpose. There are different sizes, some are portable, one is driven by a motor and several others have fans and can be controlled by my computer. My everyday, go to Weber is a 22 1/2 kettle grill. It sits in a wooden cart and has a metal bucket underneath to catch ash. This cart was custom built over 30 years ago. It has aged nicely and is an old friend. Every decade or so I replace the kettle. Honestly it does not really need replacing but dings, scratches and crud from thousands of cooks takes it toll. The nice thing about a Weber that all the internal parts are replaceable.

This green beauty was found on Craigslist. It is brand spanking new. The previous owner only used it once or twice. He claimed that he preferred his new gas grill over charcoal. We were in the middle of a business transaction so I kept my gas cooking opinions to my self. I picked this grill up for a song and was very pleased with my acquisition. I rushed home to cook on my new 'Green Weber'

I had to swap out the handles, remove the legs, ash catcher and then replace the cooking grate with my well seasoned cast iron grate . I gently lifted my new cooker and placed it in its new home. The old Weber will be placed in the rear of the Chilebrown compound and scrapped for parts if needed. It was time to cook. I built a test fire to burn out any foreign matter that probably did not exist. Aged New York steak with corn would be the first to grace this green beauty. The steak was so very good. We are set for another decade.


Zoomie said...

Weber Forever!

Greg said...

I love a deal!

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, I know you are a fan. With the right fire management you can use your kettle like an oven.

Greg, Craigslist has been my friend.

laura Madalene, Are you sure you dialed the right number?

Chris said...

Nice find. For people that want to use gas, I'd say it's probably the right thing for them. Especially if it nets you a Weber!

Zoomie said...

I did use mine as an oven this week to roast a kabocha squash for soup. Worked like a champ. I was so inspired by your shiny new green one that I went out and cleaned mine, too.

Chilebrown said...

Chris, Maybe someday I will find a BGE on C.L.

Zoomie, I bake cornbread in the Weber when it is too hot to cook inside. Thanksgiving it always has a turkey cooking to free up the house oven.

Big Dude said...

I've been thinking about building a table like this for my Weber

Three Dogs BBQ said...

Nice score. Happy grilling!

Chilebrown said...

Big Dude, Check out
for some ideas on the cart.

Three Dogs BBQ, We are heading to Boomtown this weekend. Good luck on your next cook.

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