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Vinnybaggadonuts

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Whoops!!!!
« on: March 28, 2018, 09:00:03 AM »
Sooooo.... been going back and forth about cleaning up/restoring my DT kettle or buying a new kettle for some time now...
(YES! The one that was washed in the bathtub for those of you wondering)
So last night decided....


I’m gonna restore the DT kettle, so last night went online ordered all the parts to do the restore, went to the store this morning to get the emory cloth, steel wool, and metal polish...

Walked in, PURPOSELY steered clear of all the grill stuff so I didn’t go nuts and buy everything today that could wait, (new grate, charcoal bins etc)...

But....

Didn’t even make it to the aisle, and there it was, exactly what I was trying to avoid...

The red limited edition, marked down from $199 to $99, the cold sweats started, knees and feet locked up, and then I heard it... “can I help you find something??”

SHIT!!!!

“Do you have any of these left??”

“Let me check...” says the director of the department.... he goes, comes back 15 minutes later, “it says we have three but I can’t seem to locate any of them...”

PHEW!!!!

“Ok thanks...”

Start to walk away...

“I can make you a deal on this one...

FUCK!!!!

I turn around... “yeah? Like what??

He looks it over, “this nut is missing, this handle is loose, I’ll take $30 off”

“SOLD!!!!!”

Couldn’t get the fuck out of the store fast enough!!!!

So, new kettle, w box, missing nut IN box, $76 dollars and change!!!!

Days over!!! Im out!!! That’s game!!!
I’m going to bed!!!!

So now all I have to do is figure out how to break this bad boy in!!!

Any tips/tricks guys???!!!

Any seasoning ?? Conditioning??



Vinny

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Whoops!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 09:06:32 AM »
Great post and a funny story. Or funny post and great story?  Congrats on the score. Just fire it up and use it. I don’t do anything special.


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Easy

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 09:09:12 AM »
I would make up a batch of big ol burgers, that would zeason it a bit. And taste good also....

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hawgheaven

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 09:13:12 AM »
Dang... grate price!! Yeah, just fire it up. She'll be fine.
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

Grillagin

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 09:18:18 AM »
Nice score!  I seasoned mine with country style pork ribs.

Firemunkee

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 09:23:32 AM »
Haha that is awesome! Great story
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JEBIV

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 09:24:29 AM »
very funny
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MikeRocksTheRed

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 09:31:15 AM »
Awesome!  Burgers are a good break in.  So is chicken!
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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 09:46:55 AM »
"the cold sweats started, knees and feet locked up"

Have mercy ... I've been there, brother. I try to visit such stores with one or both children, so that when they see Dad in Catatonic Mode, their incessant nagging slaps me away from whatever charcoal-related bauble has caught my eye. I get back at them by dragging them around the state in search of old Webers.

"Oh, you say you've got homework? I'll write you a note for the teacher, 'cause "homework" isn't gonna get Daddy's new toy Important Grill into the truck tonight, NOW IS IT?"
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

cbpeck

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 10:18:14 AM »
What store? Lowes?

vader06

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 11:48:21 AM »
Great story....thank you for the laughs!
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qwesthunter

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 11:56:40 AM »
Haha —they got you,,,I bought at $99.  Was at my local HD yesterday and they have one left assembled—thought about showing them that other stores are selling at $75 now and then point out that this one has scratches and fingerprints all over it plus they need to get rid of the last one so I’ll give you $50 for it as is....not sure what I would do with another grill though.


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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 12:34:20 PM »
Well...first you have to baptize it in your bathtub. [emoji57]


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RottiGuy

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 01:41:32 PM »
Very cool story!!!

Vinnybaggadonuts

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Re: Whoops!!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2018, 03:47:47 PM »

Well...first you have to baptize it in your bathtub. [emoji57]


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HEY!!!! I like that idea....!!


Vinny