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Beef

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Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:16:20 PM »
Long story short, I have been a brethren for years, and have only ever smoked on a UDS:

Days after an estate sale/auction in my neighborhood, in northern Wisconsin, this was found in the bushes, where it had been abandoned.   The new owner told me to just take it, as he knew I was a bbq guy.
I will need to reverse a Mod, as the original owner converted it to propane, I believe, as evidenced by the holes in the base.

I will use 2 washers and a bolt to block off the round hole, but I may need to cut two tin patches and sheetmetal screw them inside the edge of the squarish hole; will probably cut it clean also . . .






Oh, and its a 'B' code.    :o


I was showing another neighbor the WSM, when I realized it was a B, and it was kind of lost on him   ;D

So, after patching the holes and wire brushing the grates, should I switch out all the bolts with stainless?

Will probably give it a nice flaxseed oil rub, too.


If this was yours, where would you take it from here?

Thanks in advance, Kevin in Cedarburg, Wi.  (feeling blessed)




« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 08:36:19 PM by Beef »
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Beef

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 06:17:15 PM »
Apparently PhotoBucket does not like me.    How can I upload my pics of this bruiser?
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Travis

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 06:30:51 PM »
Apparently PhotoBucket does not like me.    How can I upload my pics of this bruiser?
Tapatalk and please hurry! Congrats!


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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 06:38:29 PM »
...How can I upload my pics of this bruiser?

I like the hosting done here -> http://pics.weberkettleclub.com

Sign up anew; its a separate account from your account in the forums.
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

Beef

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 07:24:41 PM »
Pics Updated.       Actually IMGUR is much slicker than photoshop . . .   imho

Give me your feedback folks!   
From what I am reading, the handle was Real Teak back then.
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Beef

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 08:06:18 PM »
Well that was certainly an ordeal!     

Sorry for the delay folks.    All pics inserted in OP

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 09:53:05 PM »
Nice score! I would completely disassemble it and evaporust all the rust off the steel bits. I would then get the bowl patched by a welder who knows their way around sheet metal. I would pull the steel from a donor 18.5" bowl.
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Beef

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 10:12:27 PM »
Great insights!   both of which I had not considered.

Keep it coming Y'all

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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 05:08:34 AM »
nice Rescue

Let us know your progress!
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Travis

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 05:46:31 AM »
Such a beauty! I would do a full on restore, if time allowed. Keep us posted !


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Scott Zee

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 06:10:21 AM »
Only the 2nd?? "B" code 18.5" that we've seen.  I believe @Harbormaster has one
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davekkk

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 06:40:53 AM »
Wow that thing is sweet!

JDD

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 07:35:24 AM »
Nice rescue, can't wait to see the restore. I can already feel the respect.
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Harbormaster

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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 07:01:46 PM »
Nice find beef.

Interesting that it's a B date code but has a single screw wood handle. Mine a has a dual rivet handle.

Still pretty sweet.

No one can explain the B date code WSMs with any certainty.
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Re: Grail WSM find, by accident, for free
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 10:54:24 PM »
Had a N code 1991 18 WSM that I got for free but the bottom bowl was rusted through but everything else was in decent condition. Really liked the smoker with the wood handle and Weber sells a replacement bowl somewhere in the mid $50 range plus flat shipping of $7.00. So ordered the bowl and thermometer with bezel for another $15 and hardware kit was $5.  The only pic I have is when I used it like a Jumbo Joe Platinum.


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