This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Meat-Up in Memphis

T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

Click here for more info.

Support ARC

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.


BBQ Stars


Some Of Our Favorite
Tools And Toys

These are not ads. These are products we love and highly recommend. Click here to read more about our medals and what they mean.



Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear

The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review

The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers


The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.

Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

Click here to order from Amazon

GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special

kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker

Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review

Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only

Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review

Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order



Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis2020)
See more
See less

Can someone share Weber Summit Charcoal fan port pictures?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Top | #1

    Can someone share Weber Summit Charcoal fan port pictures?

    I keep watching for a deal on a WSCG or WSCGC on Craigslist and am looking for a little more information before one shows up to know if I ever really want one or not. I want to see the port to connect a Pit Viper fan. I've seen multiple posts referring to it coming with one. I don't seem to have a local dealer that keeps a floor model to see for myself and have not had any luck searching correctly to find an already posted picture. Would one of you on here that has one be willing to snap a photo?

    Also, how/where do you run your probe ports on this? The Weber site and display pamphlets really don't show either or talk about them. This is not the type of pit you'd want to take a drill to.

  • Top | #2
    Calling on CaptainMike , I believe he has that setup on his WSCG, but I could be wrong. I can tell you that Weber does not build in a fan port for any of its cookers. I have two WSM's that have the 3-ports on the bottom, you choose one and block the other two. On my 3 kettles, I had to physically drill a 1" hole at the bottom third of each kettle wall to accommodate the fan ports for my Pit Viper. It's not difficult, just have to have a step bit.

    As to probe ports it's the same thing. You can close the lid on the wires on a WSCG, it has that large lid gasket to seal them off. But again, you can drill a hole in the side wall to 1-1/4" and install a Weber probe bladder that's made for the WSM.

    Good luck finding a used WSCG, they are almost impossible to find around these parts.


    • Top | #3
      You can do this on a 26" kettle for cheaper and gain more grilling area.



      • Troutman
        Troutman commented
        Editing a comment
        I like the 26" better than the 22" for fan port location. On the 22" you have to locate the port at the stopping point of the sweep blades. On the 26" I found there was space between the top of the blades and the bottom of the fire grate. I spotted the port directly across from my SNS insead of slightly to the side on my 22".

      • Rod
        Rod commented
        Editing a comment
        Troutman Yep yep. Same here.

      • glitchy
        glitchy commented
        Editing a comment
        I'm more interested in the insulation, the hinged lid, etc. With my severe MCS, capacity usually isn't too much of an issue, I'll fire up a second grill when space is needed. I do like the 26" though. That with a Slow 'N Sear and BBQ Guru could definitely be the only grill many people would ever need.

    • Top | #4
      BBQ Guru says it will work: https://bbqguru.com/storenav/gurucoo...09&ProductId=0

      THe WSCG lid has a thick strip of insulation around the lip which allows you to run probes under the lid without pinching the wires. Alternatively you could run them through the dampers.


      • Top | #5
        Originally posted by Troutman View Post
        Good luck finding a used WSCG, they are almost impossible to find around these parts.
        I haven't seen any recently. Luckily, I'm not in any hurry. I just really like how this looks, love Weber stuff, and see a lot of people rave about Komado style cookers and figure this would be better than ceramic where I live and that I seem to cook more in the winter usually than the summer.

        I don't really count on finding one used, but figure there might be another decent chance as summer is about over and some crazy people start selling grills they don't use enough thinking they don't want to put them away for the winter.
        Last edited by glitchy; August 13th, 2019, 11:51 AM.


        • Top | #6
          I thought of another store to check over my lunch break today that wasn't listed on Weber's dealer info. They just happened to have one there and I could see there is a built in port with a little plug pretty close to where the lp charcoal igniter burner enters the grill. Looks like you just pop that out and put the BBQ Guru adapter there.


          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
            Editing a comment
            Hah! I was writing my response while you were posting this.

          • au4stree
            au4stree commented
            Editing a comment
            That’s it, you found it.

        • Top | #7
          I don't have the Pit Viper fan yet, but they make an adapter for the WSCG. Probe wires are captured by the gasket and it works very well. I would NOT recommend drilling into the WSCG as it is unnecessary and you would likely encounter some problems with the double walled construction. I absolutely love the WSCG and it would be worth the full price, but keep looking around for deal.

          Click image for larger version

Name:	Fan port 1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	268.3 KB
ID:	729784
          Click image for larger version

Name:	Fan port 2.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	244.0 KB
ID:	729785


          • glitchy
            glitchy commented
            Editing a comment
            Thanks! I didn't take a picture at the store, so this will help someone else that finds this thread. Every employee in there asked me 2-3 times if they could help me, was starting to freak me out.

        • Top | #8
          Here's a "how to" video:


          All I did to find this link was highlight "Weber Summit fan port" from the title of this topic. Then I right clicked on that and one of the choices was "search the internet". I clicked on that and the above link popped up.
          Last edited by RonB; August 13th, 2019, 04:49 PM.


          • Top | #9
            Originally posted by glitchy View Post

            Also, how/where do you run your probe ports on this? The Weber site and display pamphlets really don't show either or talk about them. This is not the type of pit you'd want to take a drill to.
            I’m a Summit owner, love my cooker. DO NOT drill your Summit, when you find one. There is in fact a hole for a fan. It is right next to the snap jet gas starter. It comes from factory with a silver plug, just pop it out and insert the blower.
            See schematic, I’m at work and can’t take a pic.

            edited to add: I just recently got a fan and intend to hook it up this weekend, it worked perfectly on my PK360. When I run wires from my Smoke thermometer, the WSCGC lid insulation handles it fine.
            Attached Files
            Last edited by au4stree; August 13th, 2019, 12:06 PM. Reason: Edited to add additional content.


            • Razor
              Razor commented
              Editing a comment
              Just went out to my Performer Deluxe hoping that there was a magic hole no one noticed before in that spot. No luck, lol.

          • Top | #10
            Below you will find a thread a while ago where I posted a pic of my Pit Viper attached to my WSCGC. I have more on here but can't seem to find them yet. The setup is fantastic!



            • CaptainMike
              CaptainMike commented
              Editing a comment
              I thought about mentioning you, thanks for chiming in.