I have to stop looking through Craigslist.
I really, really have to stop looking through Craigslist.
So, I was looking through Craigslist and saw a Weber Genesis Gold C being sold for $20. This is a big three burner classic with an extended cart and side burner. I didn’t have this model. I bought it.
The burner tubes, ignition and grill grates were shot. I spent $140 on parts, swapped everything out then discovered that the gas valve stems in the manifold were seized up. I am making progress getting them moving again with the help of Liquid Wrench and a pair of channel locks.
Here is what the whole Weber collection looks like these days.
I have a few other non-Webers in the garage but these are the grills I love the most. They make me happy.
Craigslist keeps sucking me in but I just can’t stop looking. I am certain that I will eventually score the Holy Grail of Weber grills, the Weber Ranch kettle, if I am persistent enough. The Weber Ranch kettle is Weber’s largest charcoal grill. It has a 37 inch diameter and costs $1200 brand new. The Ranch is simply glorious.
I keep hoping that I will find a used Ranch kettle listed in Craigslist for $300.
It doesn’t hurt to dream.