There isn’t a single Weber kettle that doesn’t benefit by replacing the stock plastic handles with a set of wood ones.
First Coat Applied
At the Dollar Store You can find some good stuff for BBQ.
For one, the 30 pack of aluminum foil sheets are great for lining your kettle when cooking fatty foods like chicken thighs or bacon. For 3.3 cents per sheet it’s an easy way to keep your kettle clean and avoid grease fires. At the Dollar Store at Gloucester Crossing they also have a steakhouse seasoning for $1 that is pretty much a straight knock-off of Montreal steak seasoning that costs around $5. Total no-brainers. I also bought a Memphis style BBQ rub that is on a pork butt that has a couple hours left on my pit. If it’s good I’m going back today and am going to buy about twenty bottles. It smells great. But I’ll update you once I try it for myself.
And I Think I’m In Love…
Bowl Before and After –
With a little help from my buddy Pete Mondello we converted it from ash pan style to ash bucket (Master Touch). Foster’s Grill Store had all the parts I needed to make the upgrade including a new style ash bucket assembly, new thermometer housing and thermometer.
The ash bucket assembly tabs did not line up with the leg socket so Pete helped me drill and secure it using stainless screws directly to the leg sockets.
She got new legs, wheels and a triangle.
Last night I cleaned some dusty old vintage wooden Weber handles with soap and a damp rag and let them dry overnight. This morning I applied the first of three coats of Tung Oil with a cotton rag.
The Top Vent got a much needed polishing and the new thermometer and thermometer housing installed. Note the upside-down L stamped on the vent. This makes it pretty special.
Third Coat Of Tung Oil Is Drying. After That She’ll Be Complete!
My friend Al (@Azogas) from the Weber Kettle Club acted as an agent for me in procuring this rare Grey Weber One Touch Plus. With some parts from Foster’s Grill Store I’m going all in on a full restore. Stay tuned.
Photos from Al-