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Old 07-01-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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Question Kettle modifications?

Until I find the search button, I have a question: What kind of modifications are people doing to their kettle grills?

I was thinking it would be nice to put a tiny burner in my weber 22 for convenience and to stop all the "why don't you get a gas grill?" questions.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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I'm with you Capt. A side burner for the Weber would be great.
I was thinking of just getting one of those electric burners, since I have electricy right where I grill.

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Old 07-01-2008, 10:29 AM   #3
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Where is the best place to get a thermometer so I don't spend a fortune?
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:09 PM   #6
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Tel-tru makes quality temp guages.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:19 PM   #7
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The search feature is on the second blue line, just under the KCBS option.
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I did a similar mod as JD did. Thermo I used was a Tel-Tru BQ250.
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Best kettle mod: Frankenweber
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Best kettle mod: Frankenweber
I agree!
Frankenweber is ugly, even in person.
But S&B did an excellent backyard engineering job with it, and it is really cool.

The only mods I have done to my kettles is to add a second charcoal grate on top of the original, turned 90 dgrees and bolted together. Prevents chunks of charcoal from falling through.
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I agree!
Frankenweber is ugly, even in person.
But S&B did an excellent backyard engineering job with it, and it is really cool.
Thanks gents. Means a lot that you say that. Here is the latest photo after adding a hook for the cast iron pan and a rack for the tank mount....

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Old 07-02-2008, 06:58 AM   #12
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The only mods I have done to my kettles is to add a second charcoal grate on top of the original, turned 90 dgrees and bolted together. Prevents chunks of charcoal from falling through.
Good idea! I'll have to try that.
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I have one charcoal grate that I attached firebricks to so it gets the grate higher for doing searing cooks. It improved my steaks/chops/burgers off the kettle immensely.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:27 AM   #14
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Anybody got a list of the parts for the mods? I need to call and order a couple of new legs for my WSM and figured I'd get them also to save on shipping
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:31 AM   #15
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Thanks gents. Means a lot that you say that. Here is the latest photo after adding a hook for the cast iron pan and a rack for the tank mount....

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That is pretty awesome .

I usually cook steaks on the Weber but in my cast-iron skillet. My kitchen doesn't have a vent so it can get smoky in there. I would really love an outdoor kitchen.
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