Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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My most used grill is my Weber Performer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal], will
last all summer.
Weber has replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will light
10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of a Weber Performer, run, don't walk, and try to find
the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.

Kent



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"Kent" wrote in message
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My most used grill is my Weber Performer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal],
will last all summer.
Weber has replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will light
10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of a Weber Performer, run, don't walk, and try to find
the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.


hmmm...couldn't you simply acquire the right fittings and hose so as to
replace that disposable propane bottle with your 5 lb refillable propane
tank? Added cost, yes...but then you'd have your lighter fuel source of
choice.


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"Kent" wrote in message
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My most used grill is my Weber Performer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal],
will last all summer.
Weber has replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will light
10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of a Weber Performer, run, don't walk, and try to find
the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.


hmmm...couldn't you simply acquire the right fittings and hose so as to
replace that disposable propane bottle with your 5 lb refillable propane
tank? Added cost, yes...but then you'd have your lighter fuel source of
choice.

I looked underneath one. I doubt that it could be done. I can't imagine
any reason to have two possible sources. When you propane runs out
unexpectedly, you just light your charcoal the old fashion way.

Kent


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"Lawrence Akutagawa" wrote in message
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"Kent" wrote in message
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My most used grill is my Weber Performer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal],
will last all summer.
Weber has replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will
light 10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of a Weber Performer, run, don't walk, and try to
find the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.


hmmm...couldn't you simply acquire the right fittings and hose so as to
replace that disposable propane bottle with your 5 lb refillable propane
tank? Added cost, yes...but then you'd have your lighter fuel source of
choice.

I looked underneath one. I doubt that it could be done. I can't imagine
any reason to have two possible sources. When you propane runs out
unexpectedly, you just light your charcoal the old fashion way.


I guess I didn't make myself as clear as I thought I did. Rather than an
additional fuel source, I meant a replacement fuel source. And while I
would think that with a proper fitting so as to be able to utilize the
hose/fitting on your current 5 lb tank, there is an alternative which
entails replacing your current hose/fitting with one of these (or an
equivalent thereto):

http://tinyurl.com/37pkxl
or
http://www.webergrillschicago.com/do...pter_hose.html


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On Apr 14, 5:01 pm, "Kent" wrote:
"Lawrence Akutagawa" wrote in message

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"Kent" wrote in message
...
My most used grill is my Weber Performer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal],
will last all summer.
Weber has replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will light
10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of a Weber Performer, run, don't walk, and try to find
the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.


hmmm...couldn't you simply acquire the right fittings and hose so as to
replace that disposable propane bottle with your 5 lb refillable propane
tank? Added cost, yes...but then you'd have your lighter fuel source of
choice.


I looked underneath one. I doubt that it could be done. I can't imagine
any reason to have two possible sources. When you propane runs out
unexpectedly, you just light your charcoal the old fashion way.

Kent


Kent I thnk you need to look again, for less than $5 at any home depot
you can buy a fitting to attach an existing 5# or for that matter 20#
LP to the current Performer. I have a Performer that uses the 1#
tanks and I have it hooked up to a 20# LP tank.

Brent



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On Apr 17, 12:25 pm, wrote:
On Apr 14, 5:01 pm, "Kent" wrote:





"Lawrence Akutagawa" wrote in message


t...


"Kent" wrote in message
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My most used grill is myWeberPerformer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal],
will last all summer.
Weberhas replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will light
10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of aWeberPerformer, run, don't walk, and try to find
the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.


hmmm...couldn't you simply acquire the right fittings and hose so as to
replace that disposable propane bottle with your 5 lb refillable propane
tank? Added cost, yes...but then you'd have your lighter fuel source of
choice.


I looked underneath one. I doubt that it could be done. I can't imagine
any reason to have two possible sources. When you propane runs out
unexpectedly, you just light your charcoal the old fashion way.


Kent


Kent I thnk you need to look again, for less than $5 at any home depot
you can buy a fitting to attach an existing 5# or for that matter 20#
LP to the current Performer. I have a Performer that uses the 1#
tanks and I have it hooked up to a 20# LP tank.

Brent- Hide quoted text -

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Hi I'm new here, I have a Performer as well (Old Model) I love it!!
What fitting did you buy exactly to run your 20lb tank for the
Performer? I currently haven't used all the space underneath and I
think a bigger tank would be nice, it would probably seem to last
forever.

Joe

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On May 6, 5:55 pm, JoeP wrote:
On Apr 17, 12:25 pm, wrote:



On Apr 14, 5:01 pm, "Kent" wrote:


"Lawrence Akutagawa" wrote in message


t...


"Kent" wrote in message
...
My most used grill is myWeberPerformer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal],
will last all summer.
Weberhas replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will light
10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of aWeberPerformer, run, don't walk, and try to find
the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.


hmmm...couldn't you simply acquire the right fittings and hose so as to
replace that disposable propane bottle with your 5 lb refillable propane
tank? Added cost, yes...but then you'd have your lighter fuel source of
choice.


I looked underneath one. I doubt that it could be done. I can't imagine
any reason to have two possible sources. When you propane runs out
unexpectedly, you just light your charcoal the old fashion way.


Kent


Kent I thnk you need to look again, for less than $5 at any home depot
you can buy a fitting to attach an existing 5# or for that matter 20#
LP to the current Performer. I have a Performer that uses the 1#
tanks and I have it hooked up to a 20# LP tank.


Brent- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Hi I'm new here, I have a Performer as well (Old Model) I love it!!
What fitting did you buy exactly to run your 20lb tank for the
Performer? I currently haven't used all the space underneath and I
think a bigger tank would be nice, it would probably seem to last
forever.

Joe


Joe,

I don't have the old model, but for the new all I needed was an LP
small diameter to large diameter bushing. I then used a LP extension
hose that I had from a previous application. The new performers have
the regulator attached to grill so my hose didn't need a regulator.

I am not sure what to use on the old model because I have not seen the
fittings. but, if you were to take a photo to Home Depot and ask they
will be able to get you the correct parts. If the regulator is
attached to grill it may be as simple as buying a 20# tank and an
extension hose.

Brent

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On May 7, 10:20 am, Brent wrote:
On May 6, 5:55 pm, JoeP wrote:





On Apr 17, 12:25 pm, wrote:


On Apr 14, 5:01 pm, "Kent" wrote:


"Lawrence Akutagawa" wrote in message


t...


"Kent" wrote in message
...
My most used grill is myWeberPerformer, which has the 22" round bowl
coupled to
a lighter fueled by a 5lb refillable propane tank. It makes the charcoal
grill as easy to use as the gas grill.
One tank filling, if used judiciously[five minutes to light charcoal],
will last all summer.
Weberhas replaced this with a disposable propane bottle which will light
10-12 times.
That, for me, would totally remove the appeal of the product.
If you're thinking of aWeberPerformer, run, don't walk, and try to find
the discontinued model.
Needless to say, I went looking for grills today.


hmmm...couldn't you simply acquire the right fittings and hose so as to
replace that disposable propane bottle with your 5 lb refillable propane
tank? Added cost, yes...but then you'd have your lighter fuel source of
choice.


I looked underneath one. I doubt that it could be done. I can't imagine
any reason to have two possible sources. When you propane runs out
unexpectedly, you just light your charcoal the old fashion way.


Kent


Kent I thnk you need to look again, for less than $5 at any home depot
you can buy a fitting to attach an existing 5# or for that matter 20#
LP to the current Performer. I have a Performer that uses the 1#
tanks and I have it hooked up to a 20# LP tank.


Brent- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Hi I'm new here, I have a Performer as well (Old Model) I love it!!
What fitting did you buy exactly to run your 20lb tank for the
Performer? I currently haven't used all the space underneath and I
think a bigger tank would be nice, it would probably seem to last
forever.


Joe


Joe,

I don't have the old model, but for the new all I needed was an LP
small diameter to large diameter bushing. I then used a LP extension
hose that I had from a previous application. The new performers have
the regulator attached to grill so my hose didn't need a regulator.

I am not sure what to use on the old model because I have not seen the
fittings. but, if you were to take a photo to Home Depot and ask they
will be able to get you the correct parts. If the regulator is
attached to grill it may be as simple as buying a 20# tank and an
extension hose.

Brent- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Yeah I have a spare 20gal tank from my old Gas grill, I'll give it a
try and see how it works out. Do you set the tank on something so the
valve can be accessed through the opening or do you Just turn it on
underneath?

Joe



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