New life for an old, free Weber kettle

RD Hauch

TVWBB Member
I didnt really need another grill but I got the old kettle for free. I cut the legs off and made it a camp cue / firepit. It travels well in the bed of my truck and makes a superior firepit with the air intake and lid to snuff out the fire at bedtime. Anyone else use a kettle for a firepit?

Bill - MO

TVWBB Member
Fairly common mod. Just be sure you use the bottom grate or some kind of sand to keep the heat off the porcelain as it will make it degrade faster. I would probably remove the one touch vent system too as the heat is just going to warp it.

Kyle in Woodstock

TVWBB All-Star
Yep, my free kettle is in terrible shape though....had to surround it with landscaping bricks because there are some rather large holes in the bowl.

Had some discussion on this here: