My grilling fleet:
I almost freak out when I inadvertently run out of gas and have to start a chimney the "old fashioned" way. The Performer has been through so much, it is on its second kettle bowl and lid. It was originally red.
I originally had a second 22 1/2 inch kettle, but when I moved to the re-release of the 26.75 inch kettle, the 22 moved on to another backyard. Although I have always "dreamed" of the Weber Ranch Kettle, the 26 fits a perfect void between enormous and adequate. When you need extra space, like when grilling up 10 ribeyes, it really comes in handy.
Thanks to a good friend of mine, this little blue beast landed on my deck. This is probably the only blue WSM in existence. It was part of a limited run at Weber. It then sat for awhile, until it ended up here. She is the prize of my fleet.
In 2015, I added the Weber Q to the fleet thanks to my friends at Weber. While the Q has been around for awhile, Weber added a series of colored lids this year.
The Smokey Joe performs two functions: charcoal chimney holder and charcoal side burner. It's nice to have around, even if it spends a lot of time "on the bench."
Retired to the decks of friends and still going strong:
The OTG was my second kettle. It was a beautiful green. I sold it to a friend once I set my sights on the 26 inch kettle. It was a great grill and is still cranking out hot dinners today.
The Saffire was provided to me by Saffire, in conjunction with a video project I did for them. It was my first kamado cooker. While I really loved to smoke on it, it has moved on to greener pastures.