She came to me in good physical shape. Solid frame, a few minor scrapes around the rim on the lid but in need of a deep cleaning.
Before and after.
Working gas- assist
Hit the leftover mashed potatos and meatloaf with smoke for about a half hour in the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with some charcoal and mesquite wood for smoke. when the edges just start to brown up, drizzle a little Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce and Shredded Cheddar and let it all melt on in there. A winner for sure.
The same treatment is great for leftover pizza as well-let it crisp up a bit and then hit it with the Sweet Baby Rays and let it go for another ten minutes or so. Yummy!
Letting the tuna marinade in the soy/ginger/sesame/red pepper flake mixture for a couple of hours before smoking them between 175-225 for a couple of hours.
10/16/16 The subject:
Condition: lots of rust on the legs/triangle. Missing ash sweeps rusted in ash sweep bolt. White paint dots on the faded lid. Usual cruddy bowl. Missing handle. Rusted/oxidized lid vent. Missing ash pan.
Tackle the bowl with dish soap/water razor scraper/steel wool/sponge/paper towels.
Next, what’s left of the old ash sweep system is rusted in place. Break out the oscillating tool and cut off the bottom nubs that went through and it broke free.
Now it’s time to clean the bottom of the bowl using the razor scraper/steel wool.
Having the legs removed start sanding them with 150 grit sandpaper using long strokes just as is advised in the Weber Kettle Club restoration guide, and then moving up to 250 and then finishing with steel wool and then polishing.
Legs and triangle before-
A finished leg on the left and an unfinished on the right-
Once the legs were cleaned up and polished it was time to install the new one touch ash sweeps which we conveniently picked up at Fosters Grill Center on Eastern Ave (an authorized Weber Dealer). Check out how nice that bowl cleaned up-
Next to attack the oxidized/rusted lid vent with the steel wool. Before and after-
The new ash pan (also purchased at Fosters is installed and she is ready to rip!
First cook chicken wings!
Before and after, I think she cleaned up nice!
Once again thanks to advice from members at The Weber Kettle Club for their advice and input on this restoration!
Thanks Km Smith For Picking It Up a For Me.
It’s a 1992 O Code.
Picked up an oscillating tool to lop off what’s left of the one touch system in the bottom. There’s one of the wooden handles missing. The legs will clean up fine I’m thinking.
A few chips on the bowl.
She’ll be a cooker for sure. Probably spring for a new ash pan, ash sweeps and sand and spar varnish the handles that are on there. That’s the plan for now. I’m super anxious to see how much of the original color I can get back. She’s faded some but I’m thinking with some love and care it’s going to be gorgeous.