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WMT

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Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:08:14 PM »
I see tons of great pizza being made with the kettle grills and the pizza attachmets. Does the extreme heat with the charcoal directly against the  side of the kettle damage the porcelin. I have been wanting to try this but to be real honest, I am a bit nervous since I just got my grill reciently and don't want to take a chance of damaging the finish.

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 02:44:46 AM »
prolonged cooking this way, yes can damage the porcelain, this is why many people acquire a beater kettle as their Kettle Pizza grill.
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 02:49:01 AM »
Put it this way, I would not be firing up a KP on my 79 Green MBH.
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SMOKE FREAK

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 05:47:22 PM »
I have never noticed damage when doing pizza in my kettles...And I usually build a raging wood fire to do so...

If they can handle the vortex then all else is easy money...

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 05:10:38 AM »
I have never noticed damage when doing pizza in my kettles...And I usually build a raging wood fire to do so...

If they can handle the vortex then all else is easy money...

Difference is, the vortex is does not have that heat right up against the porcelain,  do that enough and it can cause some damage.
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Hofy

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 04:08:52 PM »
As LightningBoldtz stated, yes it can happen.  Here is proof.  luckily Weber covered it under warranty.

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MrHoss

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 04:52:28 PM »
The vortex with enough charcoal will damage the outer surface of the lid. I have a Copper that has discoloration around the handle. It gets worse when I heat it up but does not go away when cool. Vortex.....whoretex I says. Got a second Copper lid so I just keep beating it. In fact that is why I used the Copper as the designated guinea pig cooker as I suspected this would happen.
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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 04:55:33 PM »
Put it this way, I would not be firing up a KP on my 79 Green MBH.

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 05:27:04 PM »
Using a lime bowl as a fire pit may cause "some" porcelain damage.                                     

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« Last Edit: July 30, 2017, 07:09:44 PM by Cellar2ful »
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kettlebb

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 05:33:03 PM »
I'm stopping my buddy from using his black OTS as a fire pit.


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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 06:36:56 PM »

Using a lime bowl as a fire pit may cause "some" porcelain damage.                                     

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2017, 06:39:03 PM »
At a quick glance it looks like a lime custom.


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WMT

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Re: Does the heat hurt tor kettle
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2017, 02:33:26 AM »
Good to know thanks guys