Got a free mini Weber kettle

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  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My wife was out walking this morning & one of our neighbors was throwing away a little Weber kettle. So I went down & brought it home. It needed a little work. I reinforced the legs with a 9" pie pan, put new bolts & nuts on the legs, drilled a hole & put a therm in the lid, and put a bolt on the bottom vent so you could adjust it easier. I fired it up with about 12-14 briquettes & a chunk of hickory. It took about 5 minutes to get up to 400. I put a couple of veggie burgers on & a bunch of onions. It held 350-400 for the whole time. I am letting it burn out so it will get seasoned with our wood & charcoal instead of someone else's. Here's a couple of pics of it.



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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That just cracks me up that you drink Steel Reserve...I Love that Stuff!...Great little kettle...JJ
  3. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    HAHAHA, I was thinking the same thing Chef JJ. [​IMG]

    Those Weber Smokey Joe's are always good to have around.
  4. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Those are great little grills, especially if you're cooking for only a few.  They heat up fast, don't use much fuel and they're good quality.  Good find!

    We don't have Steel Reserve out here on the left coast so I can't comment on it like the previous posters.  [​IMG]

  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    When you other neighbor throws one away you can mail it to me.  Never see these on the curb in Texas.  a lot of people here refuse to cook on them.
  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Great find.[​IMG]
  7. bigcase

    bigcase Smoke Blower

    Nice work Al.  It's just like that old saying " Find a weber pick it up, and all day you'll have good luck"...wait I think thats how it goes.

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