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brewtownbeatdown

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"SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« on: August 10, 2016, 11:30:37 AM »

Found this on OfferUp. Saw the ad & knew I had to grab it. Remembered a thread about the limited quantities of Green MBH 22"s, so I figured 18"s were few & far between as well. Woulda paid asking price, but luckily the seller agreed to less. Had been in her family a long time, & she was excited to find that out I'd be restoring it.


The triangle took a lot of abuse (appears to have been attacked by IceMelt & a snow shovel) & wasn't worth salvaging. Front leg stuck in socket with two broken welds. Wanted to keep last weld intact, so I cut leg off & used a die grinder to help remove rest. One bowl damper missing & had rust damage in its place. One chip next to lid damper & the handle was rotten.


Did the standard cleaning on the bowl & lid. Masked off the chip on the lid & touched up. Drilled broken welds on front socket & riveted. Went through my parts stash & came up with nice set of legs & bowl damper (not a matching "B" atm). Grabbed the triangle off a donor kettle. Polished legs, triangle, & ash pan. Used up my last set of new wheels.


Brought it down to the meet-up to add a period correct looking @zavod44 handle.

Gotta thank @einrej for naming it. Too small to be the Green Giant, so Sprout fit perfectly.


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zavod44

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 11:36:51 AM »
It is a really nice grill, even though it's in "Packer" colors

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brewtownbeatdown

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 11:46:06 AM »
It is a really nice grill, even though it's in "Packer" colors
Think the lady was in sales. She knew her market.


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Travis

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 11:46:58 AM »
Just stopped home from camping at he state park up the way. I forgot my phone (which isn't a bad thing). Happy as hell to see the sprout posted!

How did you attach the daisy wheel? Looks like the area was ate out completely. Bigger washer?

Great job, brew. That's a beautiful green.


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Craig

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 12:21:27 PM »
Love that green. It was great to see it in person over the weekend. Sprout and the baby blues on display were the first time I saw a green MBH and a baby blue in person. Nice work!

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 12:53:26 PM »
Beauty find and restore. Handle tex's it up perfect.
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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 01:32:01 PM »
Nice find!
Great job on the clean up too

Bob BQ

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2016, 01:33:50 PM »
This was the kettle at the meet up, right? Beautiful.
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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 02:57:10 PM »


Wow. Great restoration. It gives me hope as I may have an 18" coming that has similar issues. 
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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2016, 03:10:31 PM »
excellent job!
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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2016, 03:38:45 PM »
Very cool 18 and great job on the cleanup!
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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 05:44:05 PM »
Ho Ho Ho ! Great little 18


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brewtownbeatdown

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 06:09:28 PM »
Ho Ho Ho ! Great little 18
Whoa!!!  I prefer Tramp, Tramp, Tramp. Yes 18 is little if your a walrus or a horse. Otherwise it's pretty impressive.


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brewtownbeatdown

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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2016, 06:16:58 PM »
This was the kettle at the meet up, right? Beautiful.
Yes sir. Wasn't planning on taking it originally, until I thought why not have the handle installed at the Mecca for handles.


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Re: "SPROUT", the 18" Green "B" Code Kettle
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2016, 06:37:30 PM »
Great find! 18" are harder to come by than 22" in same color.  Beautiful restore and clean up job!  Much better than what I can do. I can not even put the triangle right side up (referring to my 18" Cado clean up). :)

Love your 22" Cado and 18" Red too.