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Old 03-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default There, I fixed my Weber kettle

I recently acquired my first ever Weber kettle, an 18.5" for $10 on Craigslist, but after many years of cooking on a Chargriller, I was dissapointed in the Weber's flimsy wire cooking grate so I modified it by cutting down some cast iron grates that I saved from an older Chargriller. The baby Weber cooks much better now.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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Nice job! Great use of existing resources.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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brilliant ! but i don't have any old grates
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:53 PM   #4
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CI rocks!

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:57 PM   #5
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'Atta boy - I do the same thing with my center burner from my stove when I sear or need something a little more stable to put the dutch oven on.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:01 AM   #6
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:03 AM   #7
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Very nice!
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:09 AM   #8
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Awesome mod!
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:36 AM   #9
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Nice Mod, my hats off to you!
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:47 AM   #10
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Yup great thinking.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:24 AM   #11
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cast iron, the only way to go
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:15 AM   #12
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Nice Mod
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:29 AM   #13
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Cool mod, but in Weber's defense, we had to buy my dad's 22.5" OTS a new grate the last time I was down in MS. Anyway, we noticed that the "cheaper" grate, the one that isn't hinged, is now made just as heavy as the more expensive hinged grate. It's cool to see a company make a product better instead of cheaper for a change!
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:16 PM   #14
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Weber is great, but, that is a nice mod and if you already have the grates, makes a lot of sense
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:32 PM   #15
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Cool Idea. What did you use to cut them down with?

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