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  • Steve B
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 2980
    • Rockland county New York
    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
      Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

      22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

      Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

      1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
      1 maverick et-733 - gray
      1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
      1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
      1 thermoworks thermopop - red

      Pre Miala flavor injector
      taylor digital scale
      TSM meat grinder
      chefs choice food slicer
      cuisinhart food processor
      food saver vacuum sealer
      TSM harvest food dehydrator

    Looking for a portable outdoor sink.

    Sooo. As my wife and I are about to do some renovations to our kitchen she is basically banning me from using our future sink to clean my bbq stuff. Especially the greasy drip pans and grates.
    All suggestions will be appreciated.
    Now keep in mind I live in the northeast and winter is approaching. So I need it to be portable for sure.
    Thanks in advance.
  • tbob4
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 2304
    • Chico, CA
    • BBQ's
      California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
      California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
      Santa Maria Grill
      Vision Grill

      Sierra Nevada IPA


    This is a good question and I am looking forward to people's suggestions. I have thought about it but have never asked. Thanks!


    • Jfrosty27
      Jfrosty27 commented
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      Me too. Same issues inside the house and outside with weather in WI.
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5506
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    Back to the past.


    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      I just knew you would have the perfect answer. 🤦🏼🤣🤣
  • JackJ
    Club Member
    • Jun 2020
    • 27

    If it were me, I would suggest that since my beautiful wife’s beautiful hair regularly clogs the bathroom drain, she will instead need to acquire and use a portable outdoor shower.

    Needless to say this is a high risk negotiating tactic. Good luck.


    • ofelles
      ofelles commented
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      High risk!??! I would say "And that's when the fight started!"

    • Panhead John
      Panhead John commented
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      JackJ Too funny! Yeah, I got a BIG picture of that happening.

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      LMFAO on this one.
      Even though it’s her hair it some how turns around to be my fault anyway. 🤷🏼
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12714
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      Pizza insert
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      lots of probes.

    How about something like this:


    All you need to do is plug the hole.


    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      😳 Say what. 😂
  • Old Glory
    Club Member
    • Feb 2018
    • 899
    • Northshore MA
    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
      XL BGE
      DCS Gasser
      Humphrey's Cabinet Smoker
      Weber Performer

      Slow & Sear
      Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
      Woo Rig;
      Adjustable Rig
      BGE Pizza Stone
      Pit Bull Fan
      Griddle Store Griddle


    Plumb with a garden hose in warmer weather. My BIL dug a hole and filled with gravel for it to drain into. Can pull it inside in freezing weather.

    Attached Files


    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3268
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"

        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      fzxdoc turned me on to using a hot water heater pan to clean Weber grates .... might be that simple an answer?


      • RonB
        RonB commented
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        That's what I said...

      • ecowper
        ecowper commented
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        Heh, totally missed your post .... GMTA
    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3255
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      Any salvage yards around? I'd just find an old sink and leave it outdoors all year. Just hook up water in non-freezing weather.


      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        No way the wife would go for something like that. 🤬
    • fzxdoc
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 5085
      • My toys:
        Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
        Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
        Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
        Weber Kettle Premium 22"
        Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
        Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range

        Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
        Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
        Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
        Grill Grate for SnS
        Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
        Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
        2 Grill Grate Griddles
        Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

        Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
        Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
        Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
        2 Fireboard Driver Cables
        Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
        Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
        Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
        Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
        Thermoworks Timestick Trio
        Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
        Maverick ET 733
        Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

        Grill Pinz
        Vortex (two of them)

        Two Joule Sous Vide devices
        VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
        Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
        Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
        Charcoal Companion TurboQue
        A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

        BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

        Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
        Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
        Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
        Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

      To add a link and photo to ecowper 's recommendation of a hot water heater drain pan...Just fill this with a citrus-based environmentally-friendly cleaner/degreaser and water and soak your grates in it. Not much scrubbing needed after they soak overnight. It's a relatively inexpensive solution.


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      I originally learned this neat trick from lonnie mac and am forever grateful to him for it.



      • ecowper
        ecowper commented
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        I got one on Amazon, but it wasn’t expensive at all. Such a cool idea.

      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Thanks Kathryn. This just might be my best solution.
        Small foot print and very portable.
        Just gotta figure out where to dump the water. 🤔
        Last edited by Steve B; September 20, 2020, 02:45 PM.
    • Panhead John
      Club Member
      • Aug 2020
      • 271
      • Houston, Texas

      On a similar subject, anyone have any ideas on the best way to clean the inside of my kettle lid? It’s full of black sooty buildup. I set it on the concrete last night and all sorts of black flakes dropped on the ground. I’m sure I could pressure wash it, but I was looking for something less messy.
      Attached Files


      • Panhead John
        Panhead John commented
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        Thanks. After posting this I found a thread from last year on grill cleaning. Someone suggested a wire brush attachment on a grinder. Think I’ll do that for a good thorough cleaning. Then use your scraper idea for maintenance. I used a hand held wire brush before, kind of a pain and didn’t work that well.

      • Dadof3Illinois
        Dadof3Illinois commented
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        Not sure I would use a wire brush on a grinder or drill? I use a brass putty knife, works great on the stuck on gunk. For the easier things I use a cheap plastic scraper.

      • HawkerXP
        HawkerXP commented
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        weberkettleclub.com they show how they restore/clean.
    • Dadof3Illinois
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 860
      • Southeast Illinois

      Go to the bass pro site and look up fish cleaning tables. I have a small plastic one with a built in sink that folds up and you can store it in the garage.

      Last edited by Dadof3Illinois; September 20, 2020, 05:10 PM.


      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        I was looking at that. Do you know what the size is of the sink portion is?

      • Dadof3Illinois
        Dadof3Illinois commented
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        No I don’t on this one but mine is a little larger than a bar sink if that helps.
    • Dewesq55
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1862
      • The Poconos, NEPA
      • Smoker:
        Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
        Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
        Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

        Gas Grill:
        BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

        Charcoal Grill:
        Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

        Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
        Fireboard 1st Generation
        ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
        Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
        2 Maverick 733
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
        ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
        Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

        Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
        Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

        Favorite Beer:
        Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

        Favorite Spirit:
        Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

        Favorite Wine:
        Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

        Favorite Meat(s):
        Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
        Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
        Beef Ribeye steak

        Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
        Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

        Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
        Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

        Disqus ID:
        David E. Waterbury

      I bought a stainless steel double bowl sink with a faucet for $10 at a yard sale and built a down and dirty stand/base for it out of pressure treated lumber. It's hooked up to an outdoor hose bib with a washing machine hose. I have both hot and cold water outside, but you could survive with cold only.
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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Nice. I’m gonna look into something like this.
        Thanks my friend.

      • Dadof3Illinois
        Dadof3Illinois commented
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        I would think you can find a stainless sink or even the entire stainless table with sink at one of the restaurant resale shops.
    • luvthemstillers
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 200
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      I use this for my outdoor prep:
      Attached Files
      Last edited by luvthemstillers; September 20, 2020, 06:17 PM.


      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Pretty cool. But way more than I’m looking for.
        Thanks for the input my friend. 👍

      • Panhead John
        Panhead John commented
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        Looks like something you’d see in an ICU. 😂

      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Panhead John Maybe in a Mash rerun. 😂 But I’m staying away. 😬
    • Attjack
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 3972
      • Primo XL
        Weber 26"
        Weber 22"
        Weber 22"
        Weber 18"
        Weber Jumbo Joe
        Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
        Weber Smokey Joe
        Orion Smoker

        DigiQ DX2
        Slow 'N Sear XL
        Arteflame 26.75" Insert

        Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
        - With Rear Infrared Burner
        - With Infrared Sear Burner
        - With Rotisserie
        Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
        Weber Spirit 210
        - With Grillgrates
        ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
        Weber Q2200

        Blackstone Pizza Oven

        Portable propane burners (3)
        Propane turkey Fryer

        Fire pit grill

      How about this one?

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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        I saw this on Amazon. If the sink basin was twice the size it would be perfect. But....
        Thanks for looking out for me though.



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