Italian Breadcrumb (Muddica) Porkchops and Hasselbeck Potatos Stuffed With Bacon and Topped With Shredded Mexican Cheese

Simple pat dry the pork with a paper towel, coat with EVOO and then cover with muddica.

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Put two potatos in the microwave for 9 minutes to soften them up.  They will be hot when you take them out so use an oven mitt to handle.

Place a pencil on both sides of the potato and slice down making 1/8th inch cuts, then slice pieces of bacon to put in between the slits.  Then a light dash of your favorite BBQ rub-

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Cook indirect of the coals high heat for about 35 minutes- vents wide open til the bacon crisps  up, then add generous amounts of shredded Mexican cheese blend, cover the grill for a couple minutes to let that cheese melt in-

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Pork cooked directly over the coals-

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@SamuelAdamsBeer Special Edition @WeberGrills 18 Inch Mod From One-Touch Silver To One-Touch Gold and Wood Handles

I got an old 18 inch ash catcher ring that I guess had been hanging in the back warehouse at Fosters Grill Store for a decade or so.  Weber stopped selling 18 inch kettles with the pot style enclosed ash catchers a long while ago and now ships them with the dish style ash catchers.

Next I pilfered the ash catcher pot off the beat up green One touch Premium that I found on a walk with the lovely Katelyn which will fit the ash catcher that I bought in the warehouse at Fosters.

Put them together and snapped it into place on the Sam Adams One-Touch Silver to turn it into a One-Touch Gold.

Here she is when I got started cleaning her up.  structurally perfect but covered in dust and a dirty bowl with some caked on charcoal remnants.

Before-

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She also came with a highly sought after laser cut Sam Adams logo grill grate which I stored away to keep pristine.  it had never been cooked on.

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So I soaked the ash catcher pot and went to work on the bowl and lid which both came out spotless.

Next added the wood handles that master woodworker David Calvo made for me-

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1989 (The Year I Graduated From College) Grey @WeberGrills One-Touch Plus Has Been Secured

Fellow Northeast Weber Kettle Club friend @Azogas agreed to agent this grill for me in Upstate NY.

I’m going all in on the restore and will make it my daily driver at the dock.

She’s gorgeous don’t you think?

Very rare True Grey Upside Down L Code 1989. Look on the lid vent to determine what year your Weber Kettle was produced.  Weber Kettle Club has a chart with all the codes that can be found here

There is a little surface rust that I’m confident will come off.  needs a new triangle, wheels, handles for sure.  This will be a labor of love restoration.

Take a good look at that bowl.  I’ll make it shine with some elbow grease, steel wool and a razor scraper.

It will be a couple of weeks before Al makes the trip to Gloucester from Upstate NY but I’ll keep you all posted on the restoration.

$4.49 @WeberGrills Smokey Joe Lid Vent Knob Mod Instructions and Parts List

Before-

One of each of the following that can be found at any self respecting Hardware Store.  This one was Ace Hardware at Gloucester Crossing.

1-1/4 Diameter 1/4-20 Female thread general purpose ball knob.

1/4-20  1 inch hex bolt.stainless

1/4 lock washer stainless

1/4-20 nut stainless

1/4 inch drill bit.  Go slow.  Once drilled feed the bolt through the drilled lid vent tab, then slide the lock washer and next the nut.  Tighten and then screw the ball knob on.  Done.