Welcome, Guest

Shop Amazon.com and support the WKC | WKC T-Shirts

Author Topic: scored a Smokey Joe Premium for $10  (Read 753 times)

Marzipan

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 154
scored a Smokey Joe Premium for $10
« on: September 29, 2019, 10:56:34 AM »
...but the interior is rusted to heck. I've never cleaned rust out before...what do I use to tidy it up enough to put down coats of enameled paint?
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 10:31:56 AM by Marzipan »
Power Corrupts, But Absolute Power Is Kinda Cool!

Walchit

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1539
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 11:29:57 AM »
Idk if I would paint the inside

ReanimatedRobot

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 653
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 12:17:32 PM »
Clean it entirely with a Razer scraper, dish soap and old rag, and 0000 steel wool with dish soap.  Keep hitting it with the steel wool to the the majority of rust off.  If you want it really clean you can do it in evaporust.  If not, just make sure it has as much rust off it as you can.  Then it is a choice for treating the bare metal.  Most people use oil and heat. You can also spot treat with high heat paint. If it is a non black kettle I would recommend the oil method.

Sent from my SM-G925R4 using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

ISO: 18" & 22" Lime, 22" Cado, Plum SSP, C&B Green Performer, Clean & Colored 18" for Midget Mod, and the usual Grails.

Marzipan

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 154
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 12:48:01 PM »
they come painted out of the factory, don't they?

it's a black model, but I'm finr with the scouring the rust off and treating with oil. I live where it's extremely humid and often very cool...everything rusts.  :P 
Power Corrupts, But Absolute Power Is Kinda Cool!

Kneab

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 2068
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 01:13:07 PM »
It's made of porcelain enameled steel.
Not painted.
You do not want to paint the insides.
Outside if you want to, but never inside.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

ISO Brown Go Anywhere

Marzipan

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 154
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 05:12:37 AM »
thanks Kneab...I get it now.  :) 
Power Corrupts, But Absolute Power Is Kinda Cool!

Walchit

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1539
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 06:58:33 AM »
I would really just use it, then if it rusts out, just buy another one for 10 bucks. I have a few sitting outside getting rained on now

Marzipan

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 154
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2019, 06:34:51 PM »
so, what are my options for accessories?

better grills? cast iron? heavier duty stainless?
vortex?
baskets for offset cooking?

got the chimney in my cart, but I'd like a vortex and baskets to play with, but everything I've see is for the larger Jumbo Joe. :P
Power Corrupts, But Absolute Power Is Kinda Cool!

Walchit

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1539
Re: scored a Smokey Joe for $10
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2019, 02:28:01 AM »
You could find a little stainless bowl and make a poortex, Idk if I have seen anybody with a Smokey Joe vortex, but I'm sure someone has done it.

Maybe try searching "mini wsm" also

Marzipan

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 154
Re: scored a Smokey Joe Premium for $10
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 10:32:23 AM »
yes...I could do that, but how the heck do you cut the top off?

also, any recommendations for the coal baskets so I can have more control for any offset cooking I'd like to do?

I won't be packing this around, so are there any mod's to bring back the bottom vents?
Power Corrupts, But Absolute Power Is Kinda Cool!

Walchit

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1539
Re: scored a Smokey Joe Premium for $10
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2019, 12:11:55 PM »
I used a grinder. I know someone made a smaller basket, out of a weber charcoal basket. Idk if it would fit a Smokey Joe though. If you found a "charcoal rail" you could probably get and indirect area, but the Smokey Joe is pretty small, Idk for sure if they would fit. I'm not sure if ive seen any SJ with a basket.but someone probably has one.

 
And what's up with your bottom vent?

Marzipan

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 154
Re: scored a Smokey Joe Premium for $10
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 01:21:44 PM »
I used a grinder. I know someone made a smaller basket, out of a weber charcoal basket. Idk if it would fit a Smokey Joe though. If you found a "charcoal rail" you could probably get and indirect area, but the Smokey Joe is pretty small, Idk for sure if they would fit. I'm not sure if ive seen any SJ with a basket.but someone probably has one.
 
And what's up with your bottom vent?
Smokey Joe Premium's have no bottom vent...they're on the sides of bowl.
Power Corrupts, But Absolute Power Is Kinda Cool!