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bluewhisper

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2018, 05:21:23 AM »
I cut some legs for a 22, using 3/4" steel conduit. So DaWeber has a Lowboy version, intended to be at elbow height for someone sitting in a chair, like an end table to a sofa. In this version, the kettle rim is 21 inches off the ground.

Hm, I still have the tube cutter and the store still has conduit in 120-inch lengths and 120 is divisible by 3. Thus I have the StratoKettle variant which stands at bar height. It works as a nice height for people standing around; you don't have to stoop down to it. It kind of looks like some 1960s satellite.

brewtownbeatdown

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #136 on: October 15, 2018, 11:20:40 AM »
Bought this NIB, for cheap, just to pilfer the parts.  Chromed triangle, wheels, legs, grates, & old style ash assembly all went to other projects.  Since I had a ton of spare parts, I decided to make an upgraded replacement for my original Midget.  A little fabricating, a trip to the powdercoater, and a few minutes for assembly led to:



Modded a “sand shoe” for the front leg, just in case my fat ass wanted to take it to the beach. 






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JEBIV

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #137 on: October 15, 2018, 11:30:29 AM »
@brewtownbeatdown or maybe grill closer to the snow !! She looks good
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brewtownbeatdown

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #138 on: October 15, 2018, 12:08:01 PM »
@brewtownbeatdown or maybe grill closer to the snow !! She looks good
Thx.  Who needs a plow, snowblower, or shovels when you got a Midget kettle rolling smoke?


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Mr.CPHo

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Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #139 on: November 15, 2018, 05:05:35 AM »
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HoosierKettle

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #140 on: November 15, 2018, 05:40:00 AM »

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Those are beautiful. I will make this a priority this winter. I bring my 18 to my friends house frequently for “bring your own steak night”.

I was thinking of using pneumatic wheels. I would guess as long as my wheels were an inch or further from the bowl that heat wouldn’t cause a problem for the tire?  What do you think.


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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #141 on: November 15, 2018, 06:00:21 AM »


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Those are beautiful. I will make this a priority this winter. I bring my 18 to my friends house frequently for “bring your own steak night”.

I was thinking of using pneumatic wheels. I would guess as long as my wheels were an inch or further from the bowl that heat wouldn’t cause a problem for the tire?  What do you think.
Thanks!  Fun and easy to make.  I’m not sure about your pneumatic wheels, but if you need extra Weber wheels in either 6” or 8”, JLMK.


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varekai

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #142 on: November 15, 2018, 09:44:39 AM »
@HoosierKettle , you may have something there, I have thought about pnuematic tires but not until I read Charlies reply did it hit me, now we add fenders!!!
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Red_5_Wrangler

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #143 on: November 15, 2018, 10:50:24 AM »
Nothing too original here. I had a matching set of 76-77 18 and 22 kettles with faded gray tops. I traded the 22 inch to a guy in KC and he sent me pics of it all cleaned up and it made me jealous. I went shorty and love it! I have swapped the twist off catcher to another 76 and put on a frisbee sense these pics.

Great for camp fire grilling with or without a grate. Easy to move. We use the cooler ice water to rinse it after use works great to kill the coals and keep it clean while "on the go". Also like to use some old gasser grates like kababs. I love this thing.
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Mr.CPHo

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Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #144 on: November 15, 2018, 11:05:34 AM »
We use the cooler ice water to rinse it after use works great to kill the coals and keep it clean while "on the go".
Your shorty looks great, but I would advise against using cold water to extinguish your coals inside your bowl. 
« Last Edit: November 15, 2018, 11:09:53 AM by Mr.CPHo »


Red_5_Wrangler

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #145 on: November 15, 2018, 11:12:00 AM »

We use the cooler ice water to rinse it after use works great to kill the coals and keep it clean while "on the go".
Your shorty looks great, but I would advise against using cold water to extinguish your coals. 


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To clarify coals go on the ground then get quenched then use some of the water left for a rinse. This is usually many hrs after cooking. I get paranoid about coals kicking back up after we leave. Good looking out
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Dave in KC

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #146 on: November 18, 2018, 02:18:57 AM »
I recently picked up an 18 OTG that is in great shape. 
I can't wait to make one of these. 

SmokinPerformer2

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #147 on: November 19, 2018, 11:38:38 AM »
1974 18” with aluminum wheels and racing slicks,,,

JEBIV

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #148 on: November 19, 2018, 11:41:04 AM »
1974 18” with aluminum wheels and racing slicks,,,
That is bad ass looking
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HoosierKettle

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Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #149 on: November 20, 2018, 08:29:52 AM »

We use the cooler ice water to rinse it after use works great to kill the coals and keep it clean while "on the go".
Your shorty looks great, but I would advise against using cold water to extinguish your coals. 


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To clarify coals go on the ground then get quenched then use some of the water left for a rinse. This is usually many hrs after cooking. I get paranoid about coals kicking back up after we leave. Good looking out

A very easy, effective, immediate and non site disturbing method is to bring a plastic 5 gallon bucket about 1/2 full of water with lid on it.

When done cooking, tong or spatula the hot coals into the bucket of water. They extinguish immediately and you can pack your grill right away if desired.


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« Last Edit: November 20, 2018, 12:52:50 PM by HoosierKettle »