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Which 22" Weber Kettle ?

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    Which 22" Weber Kettle ?

    The original with just the tray underneath, or the new one with the one-touch cleaning system with the big cylinder ash catcher ? Any benefit vent-wise to one over the other ?

    OK, I was impatient. 22" Copper kettle on the way !


      lol nice, I like the color, and I wish I would have gotten the ash catcher one but I didn't. Not that big a deal though.


        I think the ash catcher system is worth the extra cash. Hope you got it!


          Yup, the one with the big cylinder on the bottom. I've been dithering about getting a charcoal grille and the SnS pushed me over the edge.

          Now I need to go get my gasser set up for some big thick T-bone type pork chops currently brining in the fridge.


            Excellent! You're gonna be very happy with that combo.


            • Jon Solberg
              Jon Solberg commented
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              I concur!


            Good for you! You'll be very, very happy!

            I love my 22.5 OTS Kettle... and I might have to add an SnS to my array of goodies. Still haven't mastered the Smokenator (yet), but I can highly recommend a Vortex. Below is a link with lottsa photos in case you haven't seen this.


            Here's a tip from this website, too. If your kettle leaks, you can use 4 large, black binder clamps to get a tighter seal. It really works - I was blown away when I tried it and will use them for every cook.

            Have Fun!



            • FLBuckeye
              FLBuckeye commented
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              I use 6-8 binder clips with the SN. I am embarrassed to say that when I read the SN instruction booklet, I had to email the company to ask what the heck were binder clips.

            • Medusa
              Medusa commented
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              I too was at a loss when hearing about "clamps". I'm not sure if I saw it on someone's photo, or in the MH article. TG! for pictures! - LOL!

              BTW, you need the amazing GrillGrates and I plan on ordering a 4th to cover the gasser.

            • Medusa
              Medusa commented
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              IR gun is too much fun!

            Get the OTG with the ash catcher and the arm for moving the fan blades that also control the bottom vents. It's well-worth the extra money and it comes with the hinged grate for adding coals for longer cooks.


              It's here (gotta love Amazon Prime), set up, and I'm off to find a worth ribeye for the first cook.


                Wow. That was quick!


                • David Parrish
                  David Parrish commented
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                  Alas, we are not as fast as Amazon, but you should have received an email with the tracking number. Let me know if you didn't receive the email.

                • BruceB
                  BruceB commented
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                  I would probably have to actually order it. LOL

                • David Parrish
                  David Parrish commented
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                  You're such a tease. lol

                Originally posted by BruceB View Post
                The original with just the tray underneath, or the new one with the one-touch cleaning system with the big cylinder ash catcher ? Any benefit vent-wise to one over the other ?
                FYI, they both have the one touch system, just one has a tray and the other a can.


                • JeffJ
                  JeffJ commented
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                  You sure about that? The last silver I looked at (it was an 18 that was on display as a raffle item at our local grocery store) had a bottom vent that was identical to the 3 side vents on my 14.5 WSM which is not the same as what's on my Performer or on my Mom-in-law's OTG.

                • Usernamevalid
                  Usernamevalid commented
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                  Absolutely certain. The grill you saw sounds like a Jumbo Joe.

                  "Original Kettleâ„¢ Series

                  Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid • Rust-resistant damper • One-Touch® cleaning system"

                  18" Silver from Weber's site.

                I have a 22.5 kettle with 3 intake vents / one-touch system. I'm pretty sure that the OTS (mine) has the same 3 vent setup as the OTG.

                Here's my ash pan. Maybe coulda gone with a 12 quart.


                Have fun with the kettle and Sns!

                -- Ed
                Last edited by Medusa; June 25, 2015, 04:36 AM.



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