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  • Razor
    Club Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 267
    • Pittsburgh

    One Touch in the WSCG

    Spent a small part of my Saturday adjusting one of my one touch blades on my Performer Deluxe. I’m surprised how flimsy they are at the bend area. Even after cleaning the bowl as much as possible one managed to get junk underneath it and it just gets worse from that point on.

    To those that own a WSCG, are the blades as flimsy on them?
  • Andrrr
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 334
    • Wisconsin
    • WSM 22”
      WSCG
      Weber Kettle 22”
      Weber Smokey Joe

    #2
    I have to think so. My 83 kettle still has the original sweepers in it and they, along with the kettle itself, seem to be much more robust than the late model stuff. The one thing that I noticed right away on my WSCG is that the sweepers really don’t do a great job of cleaning out everything from the bowl. Lots of residual ash sits in there and the one blade doesn’t really sit flush with the bottom so I did try bending it and noticed it seems really flimsy. I still can’t really get it to conform to the curve but I haven’t noticed that it has affected my temp range or stability in any way.

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    • Razor
      Razor commented
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      Same. Mine leave a little behind. I'm going to make a better effort to hit the lower bowl with a plastic putty knife from time to time. I generally do a good job of that but to be honest it's sometimes tough in the middle of winter.
  • xaugievike
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 651
    • Chicagoland
    • Weber Genesis 300 series
      Weber Summit Charcoal With custom grill center
      Weber Performer w/SNS
      PBC
      Blackstone 22" TableTop Griddle
      Ooni Pro Pizza oven

    #3
    yes - I need to take one out and bend it back. chunk of charcoal got wedged in the hole when I was cleaning it.

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    • Razor
      Razor commented
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      In my case one blade was bent up almost 3/4 of an inch at the tip. I'm guessing mine was caught on a piece of a briquette that was hardened in grease?
  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 5087
    • My toys:
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      Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
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    #4
    I really don't depend on One Touch blade to clean the ash from my WSCGC. I use a dry paintbrush to coax all the ash down into the One Touch ash collector. Then I'll swish the blades back and forth a couple of times and brush the ash down some more.

    Also, before I sweep out the ash, I put a newspaper under the One Touch collector pot, since ash flies out of it onto whatever is stored below, like my SnS and DnG.

    While using the paintbrush, I wear a mask so I don't inhale fine ash particles that may become airborne. In these days of COVID concern, I've literally dusted (the ash) off those used N95 masks purchased at Lowes back in the day to use in the interim.

    Kathryn
    Last edited by fzxdoc; April 13, 2020, 03:19 PM.

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    • Razor
      Razor commented
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      Interesting. Do you let the briquettes go and do a burn off when you are done cooking, or do you close it up and try to save whatever briquettes are left?

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Okay, that's it, from henceforth you are now "Heloise of The Pitmasters"
  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 5087
    • 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

    #5
    Razor, I never save briquettes. I did for a while but found that they relight weirdly sometimes. I figure briquettes are the cheapest thing about my smoking hobby, so I start fresh each time.

    Often I open all the vents at the end of the cook to help burn off some of the gunk in my cookers and grates.

    That said, I do try to use up as much of the fire as possible by adding meats after the main meat has been added, staggering the cook if there's no room to start with. I can always toss on a chicken or some sausages at the end if the fire is still going strong.

    Kathryn

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    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 2326
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

      #6
      I use those blades just to get the ashes closer to the vent holes to be easily swept down with a whisk brush or something similar. The key to avoiding those grease/ash clods is to keep the grease from getting down there in the first place. Foil on the charcoal grate solves that problem for me.

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      • Razor
        Razor commented
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        Great Idea.
    • RAGBBQ
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 61
      • Central Oregon
      • REC TEC RT-700 Bull
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        ABC Slow N Sear Low Profile
        ABC Drip N Griddle Pan
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        Maverick ET-732
        ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4
        GrillGrates for REC TEC
        GrillGrates for Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center
        A-Maze-N 12" Tube Smoker for REC TEC

      #7
      The blades on my WSCGC are right on the bottom of the bowl, so they appear to be scraping off some of the finish. I hope that does not cause a rust issue down the road. I have had the grill almost three years, and no issues so far. I use a plastic putty knife to get the ashes the sweep won’t get, but I like the idea of a small paintbrush to get the rest of the ash cleaned out. Also like the idea of brushing the ash into the collector pot, so then I don’t have to use the sweeper blades so much.

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      • mountainsmoker
        mountainsmoker commented
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        You don't have to worry about rust. The blades are softer aluminum than the porcelain they use. That is why they bend so easily.

      • Razor
        Razor commented
        Editing a comment
        mountainsmoker good point.

        RAGBBQ I use a plastic putty knife. That works for me whenever there is heavy gunk down there then follow up with the one-touch.

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