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Jed.cook

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Kettle Fire Pit?
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:31:51 PM »
Haven’t seen much talk about this since I joined WKC less than a year ago, but maybe I’ve just missed it. I have a 22 Performer I’ve broken apart to use for a couple different projects.  This bottom bowl does triple duty as a cooker/smoker/fire pit. Tonight it served well in its fire pit duties. Here’s a pic of the final minutes. Just wondering if anyone else has a kettle they use as a fire pit, and what your setups might look like. Happy summer!



-Jed
« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 10:41:35 PM by Jed.cook »
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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Kettle Fire Pit?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 11:03:31 PM »
Nice. I’ve been toying around making something like this.


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Seth1025

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Re: Kettle Fire Pit?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 05:19:50 AM »
I used my old SSP bowl and lid.  Got a warranty repair on my Gen2 so the Gen2 lid and bowl went to the SSP and the SSP went to a KFP.  Used an old clothes hamper frame for the legs. 


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Seth1025

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Kettle Fire Pit?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 05:22:03 AM »
Got any pics of the KFP used as a smoker? 

Jed.cook

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Re: Kettle Fire Pit?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 10:05:37 AM »

Got any pics of the KFP used as a smoker?

This is Walt. Middle section is made from a 55 gal. drum cut down. Lid is from an OTP I picked up on CL & used the legs for my 26er. I’m keeping an eye out for another OTP with a lid in better condition so I can swap them out. This one’s a little beat up.

Still waiting for retaining wall blocks to go on sale at Lowe’s/HD so I can build Walt a proper semi-permanent home. Then I can also figure out a way to mount the igniter for the propane assist since the bowl is from a Performer.




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bluewhisper

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Re: Kettle Fire Pit?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 12:53:57 PM »
I used to watch a cabin in the country, and behind the house in a bunch of clutter was a new-ish  18" Weber but with no legs. There also was a car wheel rim so I put the kettle in the rim like a ball in a socket. I had a campsite in some sloping pines, and the kettle could pivot to level.

These days I have a 1990 22 and I've made a set of short legs that lower the rim to 21 inches. It's at elbow height when you're sitting in a chair.

michaelmilitello

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Re: Kettle Fire Pit?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 01:24:44 PM »
I use a 18 inch jumbo joe as my fire pit.  I got tired of by cheap fire pits at Lowe’s every few years.  The porcelain has held up fine but the charcoal grate has understandably warped. 


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