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flyingbassman5 04-06-2013 06:13 PM

22.5 OTG Fix up. Before and After pics...
 
Scored this guy a few weeks ago on CL for $40. Was used twice but was badly mistreated. Lots of dirt and grime in the bottom of the kettle but nothing a good power wash with some Dawn wouldn't fix.

Original thread is here.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=156597

Before...

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/...ps063eaf49.jpg


After...

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/...ps84715b43.jpg

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/...pscda3fa03.jpg

Outside cleaned up really nice. Inside still needs a little elbow grease with a scour pad and some dish soap but it cleaned up a lot better than I thought it would. The grates a pretty much shot so I'm just gonna buy a new set.

Buried In Smoke 04-06-2013 06:16 PM

Very nice!

1911Ron 04-06-2013 06:27 PM

Looks like it cleaned up nicely. You have to wonder how someone can trash a cooking grate that fast. :mmph:

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 04-06-2013 06:33 PM

Looks like the one-touch blades seal up well. Nice job.

troy76 04-06-2013 07:29 PM

nice score!:clap2:

charrederhead 04-06-2013 07:34 PM

Another Brethren Weber kettle rescue/restore! Looks good! :clap2:

VA-Dave 04-06-2013 07:37 PM

She's a beaut.

Nice job.

flyingbassman5 04-06-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1911Ron (Post 2437712)
Looks like it cleaned up nicely. You have to wonder how someone can trash a cooking grate that fast. :mmph:

Tell me about it. The kettle is a DI marked model. They used it twice between between 2007 and 2013 and whoever used it last left a ton of charred pieces of grease and gunk. Apparently they could fork the money for the OTG model but not the money for a grill brush. The grate is 95% rusted and part of it is flaking off pieces of it. The charcoal grate is rusted completely but isn't flaking so I might rehab it a bit and keep it.

smokeinthenoke 04-06-2013 10:50 PM

Since you're replacing the grates anyway, you should get the Weber Gourmet system

Tony A 04-06-2013 10:52 PM

She looks pretty now just gotta put it to good use looks great nice restore

flyingbassman5 04-06-2013 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smokeinthenoke (Post 2438006)
Since you're replacing the grates anyway, you should get the Weber Gourmet system

I've been thinking about it. I might do the full cast iron grate instead. I'm selling some ham radio gear next weekend so I'll have about $100 I can spend. I might buy a standard hinged grate and then spend the leftovers on some new Lodge cast iron. Haven't quite made up my mind yet..

bigabyte 04-06-2013 11:12 PM

Looks great! I went wit the standard hinged grates when I had to replace mine last summer and haven't regretted it once. Granted, I have always wanted the cast iron ones, but I haven't lost any sleep at all over it.

I did just pick up an Akorn recently that has CI grates. They are not as easy to keep clean as you might think, but I just get in there and clean 'em up any way with some little brushes, and religiously oil them. This makes me wonder if I had two kettles side by side, one CI and the other not, which one would be my go to unit. I have more than one kettle, so I assure you this will be tested at some point, but for now I really see no reason to feel lacking in any way over the standard hinged grate on a kettle, whatsoever.:thumb:

colonel00 04-06-2013 11:22 PM

FYI to both the OP and bigabyte. I saw that the Cabela's here in KC carries the Stok CI grates now with a bunch of the inserts. Not sure if STL would have them (you have a Cabela's don't you?) but it is worth checking out. I don't use it as much as I should but the inserts can be handy and the CI is a nice touch too.

bigabyte 04-06-2013 11:24 PM

Thanks! I will be picking some up then. I am heading out to Cabela's sometime soon (hopefully tomorrow, time permitting) to pick up a camp stove and griddles I ordered, so as long as the CI grates aren't outrageously overpriced they are as good as already sold!:thumb:

Damn colonel...first you sold me on going to Price Chopper for Pork Butts...now this.

You should make your own shopping channel for me to follow or something.:becky:

colonel00 04-06-2013 11:58 PM

No problem. PM me with the stove you want. I might have a hook up.


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