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malibulvr 07-10-2013 11:48 PM

Facebook Yardsale SCORE!!! PRON
 
Ok, so I have been stalking Craigslist and Facebook for MONTHS now looking for Weber's. I missed a $50 Performer two weeks ago because I fell asleep, WTF :doh: So I was on Facebook at work last night ( I know ) and browsing a new Yardsale site when I see a dirty old smoker for $25. Had to join the group so I could message her and finally picked it up late afternoon yesterday.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9...35f61f69_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/9...dbdcb690_b.jpg

What I have here is a Weber Smokey Mountain and from the L on the vent it looks like a 1989. There is a few small spots of rust but nothing major. Looks like it hasn't seen much cooking but had a hard life sitting out in the mud behind a barn or garage. The water pan looks as though someone stepped on it. I cleaned most of it up but I still want to bang out the pan, polish the legs and maybe replace the hardware. The vents were all bent and stuck but they broke free pretty easily . I think I got an awesome deal at $25. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Now on to the pics!! After cleanup!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/9...deac2c2d_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/9...9e272915_b.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/9...5e653c25_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/9...e07a30d5_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/9...d3f75f58_b.jpg

Pyle's BBQ 07-10-2013 11:51 PM

Hey, you said pictures.

Bob13 07-10-2013 11:57 PM

What a great score! That thing is really in pretty good shape, all things considered. Get a new wood handle on her... and get to cookin'!

malibulvr 07-10-2013 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2547253)
Hey, you said pictures.


I was working on it, LOL. Took me awhile to figure out how to post flickr pics...I got it!! :bow:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob13 (Post 2547255)
What a great score! That thing is really in pretty good shape, all things considered. Get a new wood handle on her... and get to cookin'!

Thanks, I think I can just clean up the wood, it just needs some sanding and stain.

javahog2002 07-10-2013 11:59 PM

nice looking WSM. You should try the "insert image" icon and paste the web address so the pics show in the posting. It's so easy even I can do it. 8-)

redwingsphan 07-11-2013 12:01 AM

Great score. I bet that door seals better than mine.

malibulvr 07-11-2013 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by javahog2002 (Post 2547258)
nice looking WSM. You should try the "insert image" icon and paste the web address so the pics show in the posting. It's so easy even I can do it. 8-)

This is what I did, can you not see the pics?

Is there anything I should do to this before I start cooking on it? Since its so old I would assume it doesn't require any type of seasoning? I was just going to stick a gauge through the top vent but what should I use for meat temp? Is there a probe that won't break the bank and is not a POS?

smokemaster1 07-11-2013 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by malibulvr (Post 2547282)
This is what I did, can you not see the pics?

Is there anything I should do to this before I start cooking on it? Since its so old I would assume it doesn't require any type of seasoning? I was just going to stick a gauge through the top vent but what should I use for meat temp? Is there a probe that won't break the bank and is not a POS?

Nice score!
I'd season it. Lightly wipe down the inside with oil and fire up some charcoal. Buy a Maverick ET-73. You won't be disappointed.

madmike 07-11-2013 04:30 AM

Nice score! I would do a pre burn after a wipe down of oil on the inside just to clean it and test the air flow.

K5TAM 07-11-2013 04:38 AM

Great score! Surprising good shape.:clap2:

Brian in Maine 07-11-2013 04:56 AM

sweet!!

malibulvr 07-11-2013 05:19 AM

Season I shall, as for the Mavericks they seem to get bad reviews on Amazone. IS there another alternative?

I was looking into getting an older Omega Digital Thermometer from Ebay and wiring some RTD's in from work? Anyone try going the industrial route with their probes/thermometers?

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Omega-digital...Nl!~~60_35.JPG

PaPaQ 07-11-2013 08:00 AM

Lucky Dog!

malibulvr 07-11-2013 08:01 AM

Vegetable oil?

PaPaQ 07-11-2013 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by malibulvr (Post 2547431)
Vegetable oil?

That will work.


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