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Firenice03

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New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« on: September 27, 2020, 06:39:45 PM »
Howdy all,

Came across this page looking to figure out the year of recent acquisition, well it was my father in-laws and bound for the scrap...
It has the E code so figuring an 83 model. Not my 1st coal but my 1st kettle.

Lil history, been a gas guy and even accomplished a decent smoke and offset - but in no way the same.. Well 20yrs now with wife and my father in-law always used a coal grill (guessing a Brinkmann Smoke N Pit) and yeah so I was bitten back then. Quite a few years ago my elderly neighbor whose yard I kept up asked me to take his grill from the back of yard, prior to his passing. It so happened to be a Brinkmann Smoke N Pit, was in need of a restore and so I did.... The bite was deeper, it was a mirror of my father-in-laws, I perfected my coal techniques, ribs and butts mostly.. Now I'll still use a gas and my wife thinks I'm crazy for dragging this Kettle home but kinda eager to run something thru the old girl...
Hope I can bring back the exterior shine - Its' there when wet, fades a bit when dry...

Before/After a Wash...
     
     

Gas:


Coals:
     

Restore:


Weber 22 Kettle (83) --- Smoke N Pit --- BassPro Smoke N Grill --- Charbroil Oilless Fryer and 3 burner Tru-Infra

foshizzle

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 09:22:56 PM »
Nice job on cleaning up that kettle. Put some new handles on it and grates and itís as good as new.


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JEBIV

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 03:30:15 AM »
Welcome from Doraville,Ga. nice job on the kettle RRR
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill

RRRanger99

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2020, 03:33:24 AM »
Welcome from Virginia Beach, VA.

AZ2FL

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 04:06:59 AM »
Welcome to the WKC from Gainesville, Florida

Nice RRR on the kettle and offset smoker.




bamakettles

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 05:08:01 AM »
Welcome from Huntsville, Alabama!  Grate job on that kettle... RRR

Firenice03

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 03:05:08 PM »
Thanks all... yeah a bit more to the kettle before 'done' but we'll get there - and at least she's usable :) ...

Getting to be about clean up time, weathers turning... maybe a couple more shoulders and some slabs before too cold :P only Ohio cold but best to have 'em ready and prepped ahead of the cold LOL..

I'll still grill in the snow - but the gas are nice LOL...

Oh and BTW man there are some nice looking kettles out there (in these forums and pages)!!!!

Weber 22 Kettle (83) --- Smoke N Pit --- BassPro Smoke N Grill --- Charbroil Oilless Fryer and 3 burner Tru-Infra

View to a Grill

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 08:43:33 PM »
great resto!
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1911Ron

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2020, 07:37:27 AM »
Welcome from Arizona!
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

FatBottomGrills

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2020, 12:31:18 PM »
Looks great, I just restored an 83 a week or so ago as well. The bowl looks mint! Good job.

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Firenice03

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Re: New WKC and a 83 Weber Kettle
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2020, 03:45:42 PM »
I do like those copper colored :)
Weber 22 Kettle (83) --- Smoke N Pit --- BassPro Smoke N Grill --- Charbroil Oilless Fryer and 3 burner Tru-Infra