Last year, I proudly announced that "I Bought a Weber Kettle". If you spend any time at all on my blog, you know that I use it a lot (see Sheppy's Blog: Weber Kettle).
I love it. Literally the only thing I think that I would change from time to time with the Weber Kettle is that I wish it were a little bigger. Honestly, it really only pops up when I smoke a brisket, but it is something I consider from time to time.
My son is graduating from High School this year, and I also thought I would need extra capacity to make more meat as part of his graduation party.
So ... for awhile I had been on the lookout for a 26 inch Weber Kettle either on sale or "like new" on various online market places.
In February, I came across a Facebook Marketplace "Slightly Used" 26 Weber Kettle, and I contacted the seller. We met. I liked the condition and price. I bought it.
It actually sat in my garage for quite awhile. I was hoping to do my first cook with a brisket, but with the COVID mess, I have not been able to purchase brisket in awhile.
And, I finally decided to use the bigger kettle for the ribs I made during the #SIPBeerFest and Smoked Ribs.
These were the best ribs I've made. Not sure if the bigger kettle actually helped make the ribs better, but maybe.
And ... my Easter Ham was also made on the "new" bigger kettle this year.
It also turned out awesome.
So far, I think the bigger kettle is awesome.
To be honest, I don't think either of my first two cooks actually needed the extra square inches.
I still need to get my hands on a brisket, and I still hope to have the opportunity to cook for a bigger group of people where I can take advantage of having two kettles.
But, so far, so good.
We're a 3-smoker family now.