@webergrills First second and third generation Performers. One Dove Grey, one Spring Green.
The day started off cleaning a Black Stainless Steel First Generation Performer Up. She had quite a buildup of charcoal on the bowl but after a couple of hours of razor blade and steel wool she came out shining-
The afternoon brought about a walk around the Back Shore and Past The Wharf. On this walk I’d taken dozens of times and at an old apartment house I’d driven past thousands and thousands of times was a neglected pretty rare Green 18 inch Weber One-Touch Premium. She’s in very rough shape. Needing a new lid vent, a new handle(this one is melted), new charcoal and cooking grates and some serious deep cleaning. The frame and table are in very good shape though.
I spotted her on the walk but was not going to be stopping as I was with my beautiful Kate.
Later that evening I knocked on the door and asked if it was for sale. It had probable been sitting there untouched for years. We came to an agreement and she’s now in my care.
Getting home I unloaded the Green One-Touch Premium and pulled the Dove Grey Special Edition Crate and Barrel 2nd Generation Performer around front smoke the Atomic Buffalo Turd Stuffed Avocados that Kate prepared and reverse sear a NY Strip Steak. Both were elegant. Stuffing avocados and smoking them is my new favorite thing to grill.
Here’s the stuffing recipe from Kate-
“I didn’t follow a specific recipe. Ive made jalapeño popper dip in the past and just tossed the same ingredients in a bowl. Cream cheese (at room temp) maybe 1/2 cup. TBS of mayo and sour cream. Some shredded cheese, tsp of grated parm, chopped bacon and jalapeños. Mix and spoon on top of avacado. I topped it with a sprinkle or panko crumbs and a little more bacon.
Next time, I’ll add more mix to it- so double of everything. There was a lot of avacado vs popper mix.”
Before and After-
Zero chance that a little snowstorm is gonna keep us from hitting the Weber Performer with some Atomic Buffalo Turds.
Rubbed Chuck roast with Worcestershire sauce and Trader Joe’s coffee and garlic rub.
Cut up red onion, orange and green bell peppers, garlic and added beef broth and more Worcestershire sauce to the tin that is laced under the Chuck on the grill.
Set up grill using snake method and have tray with veggies and beef broth under to collect drippings. Pit temp 265.
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
So she’s in pretty good shape other than a ton of pollen and a dirty bowl. For the most part she simply needs a good douching.
Here’s how she looks at the start-
The bowl with some dishwashing liquid to loosen up the crud.-
Halfway cleaned with the razor blade scraper and a some super fine steel wool-
I’ll keep working the bowl, look for the updates today
Now to work the outside-
Need some Back to Black to brighten up the frame and wheels. When I first looked at the table it looked like it was badly stained but much of the dark marks that were visible wiped right off.
Chicken thighs/ smashed red bliss potatoes using the Upper Deck for increased offset cooking space.