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CustomBBQ
05-18-2013, 07:48 AM
Hey people, after scouring CL for a couple months, I have finally found a redhead. I'm beyond excited, haha. It has a couple chips in the paint, but overall looks in good condition. I know that some of you on here are experts on Weber stuff, so is there anything particular I should be looking for? Obviously the grates, general condition, handles, legs are things I'll look to make sure are still in good shape. Is there a way to tell what year a Weber is from, maybe a serial code or something? Any info that people can give me on this will be greatly appreciated. Also, does anyone know of any websites or anything that offer a history of Weber models, I'd like to learn a ton about them. Thanks in advance.

benniesdad
05-18-2013, 08:38 AM
Here are the two best sites where you can find a ton of info especially if you search the forums. Congratulations on your find.

http://tvwbb.com/

http://weberkettleclub.com/

javahog2002
05-18-2013, 08:58 AM
+1 on the weberkettleclub.

Pictures ??

Use 0000 steel wool and dish soap on the outside to clean the bowl. Oven cleaner on the inside. Polishing the vent can be done with 0000 steel wool and WD-40. As far as the age. The code on the vent will tell you the age if there is one. Here's the codes:

A: 1979
B: 1980
C: 1981
D: 1982
E: 1983
F: 1984
G: 1985
H: 1986
J: 1987
K: 1988
L: 1989
M: 1990
N: 1991
O: 1992
P: 1993
EH: 1994
EO: 1995
ER: 1996
EI: 1997
EZ: 1998
EE: 1999
DD: 2000
DA: 2001
DU: 2002
DT: 2003
DH: 2004
DO: 2005
DR: 2006
DI: 2007
DZ: 2008
DE: 2009
AD: 2010
AA: 2011
AU: 2012

swamprb
05-18-2013, 12:20 PM
what color is it?

Bluesman
05-18-2013, 12:48 PM
Look up RED!!!!!!:doh:

CustomBBQ
05-19-2013, 12:20 PM
First off, thanks a ton for all this info and resources, exactly what I needed. I picked her up today, pictures will follow soon. Using the sites that were given to me it has to be in the area of 1970-1979. My vent has the Patent 3538906 printed on it. I know that 1970 is when they started printing the patent on their vent, but I wonder if they printed the patent # on the vent every year up to '79? I at least know that it is from the 70's.......so cool, haha. Thanks again to everyone. I'll be cleaning her up then having some buddies over to eat tonight, haha, not wasting any time. And like I said pictures will be up real soon.

1911Ron
05-19-2013, 07:34 PM
To help with keeping the chipped areas from rusting, spray some Pam on the chipped area and fire it up, this will keep it from getting worse.

Now where are the pictures!!!!:becky:

lemur
05-20-2013, 05:45 AM
I just scored a 22.5 silver but no instructions...webers site no help...anyone point me to link\post on how to operate...I splatcocked a bird on it ystd and it came out awesome but I did with higher than smoking temps

looking for temp control advice....hmmm asi type im thinking amount of coals might be key

CustomBBQ
05-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Well, here are the pics. I didn't take any of the inside prior to cleaning it, so there is no before and after. I'm sure you can imagine how it needed some love. Thanks for all the help, I'll try to post some cooks on it sometime. I fired it up with just over a chimney of Kingsford blue and two small pieces of ash. I cooked on it for three hours, pretty good time for such a small amount of fuel. I love having a Weber.

HankB
05-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Nice find!

Except for the white trim on the wheels, (and the red color) it looks like the one we got as a wedding present in '74. You'd have to ask the experts (crazy here but not an expert) to be sure but I think that makes it newer than my presumed '74.

The original cooking grate on mine is also heavier than the ones Weber now uses. If you have the OE grate that might help to narrow it down as well. You can compare to the replacements at Ace, Home Depot or any other place that sells webers.

HankB
05-20-2013, 09:29 AM
I just scored a 22.5 silver but no instructions...webers site no help...anyone point me to link\post on how to operate...I splatcocked a bird on it ystd and it came out awesome but I did with higher than smoking temps

looking for temp control advice....hmmm asi type im thinking amount of coals might be keyPoke around the Weber site a little more. They have quite a bit of helpful information. I'd start here: http://weber.com/weber-nation/grill-skills