Rescued, this Weber 22 1/2" Bar-B-Kettle from a neighbors trash a couple of years ago. I have been using it as a red neck fire pit.
You can see why I gave this old timer little chance of be any this other than fire pit, with the extra hole from where the leg socket had rusted off.
I almost gave up on her more than once, but couldn't commit the sin of sending her to the dump to rust away.
After spending many hours of deep though sitting in the bathroom, don’t lol, some of my best ideas have come sitting there. I though I can fix though hole with some pop riveted patches and some stove sealant.
I thought about buying a set of leg for a WSM, but at $40 that was more than I wanted to spend on the piece of trash. O I'm sorry I mean this neglected cooker of days pass. Then I remember I had aluminum straps in the corner of the garage that I saved from some cubicles that we trash at work 6 or 7 years ago.
I got the torch out and started bending them.
Not perfect but close enough.
I used a floor jack to set the height and level this neglected cooker of day’s pass. then I placed the legs and mark the mounting holes.
This neglected cooker of days pass, was starting to show some live.
If nothing else I had a classy Red Neck Fire Pit.
I started to think, maybe this neglected cooker of days pass may have some cooking left in her. I figured after the years of neglect she deserved another chance, and bought her a SS flip side grill.
At this point I knew this neglected cooker of days pass had many more years to live.
I clean up the rust and touched her up with some high temp paint. Made her a second side handle, Added new wood handle cover, buff her out and gave those sexy new leg a high temp painting.
She returned the love by cooking some nice steaks.
So just remember one mans trash, is another mans cooker.
Maybe I should try a pulled pork pizza, cooked on my Bad Ass Tailgating Weber..
Edited by Tom C - 10/1/11 at 6:57pm