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Old 11-19-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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$25 dollars & a short detour on my way home from work the other day got me a Weber 22.5" one touch grill from the 70s & a smokey joe.

Besides the vintage factor, are there any benefit to the older grills compared to the newer Weber grills?
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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personally the older ones seem to be built better and are heavier in my opinion. I'd clean that puppy up and leave it like it is. You look to have some history there.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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Thanks! I was wondering if it was built a bit better than the new ones. I just sprayed it with oven cleaner.

I'm thinking about getting a Cajun Bandit in the near future. I'm guessing that the dimensions are the same, but I'll email them to make sure that it will fit my grill.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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post it in this thread as well. There's a lot of info about the older kettles to be found that may help you get a date era for it.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=44474
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link. I'll read through the thread and then post my grill.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:35 PM   #6
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I prefer the three daisy wheels on the old kettles over the one touch cleaning system. More comprehensive fire control IMO.
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