View Full Version : 1999 Red Webber Genesis Restoration

10-13-2015, 10:42 AM
Picked up my sight unseen craigslist purchase.
Although I mainly cook on charcoal & I've got a Weber S-330 gasser I've wanted one of these for a while & they never show locally.
1999 Weber red Genesis
Got one that had been in a storage unit for several years.
The red top is spotless.
The frame is in great shape.
The igniter even works..
The burners are excellent.
Flavorizer bars need replacing.
Grates are missing.
Durwood shelves , the wood is in good shape but an ugly gray.
Which grates , the porceloin, the cast iron porceloin , or the SS ?
For the firebox , I'd planned on reprinting with regular high temp grill paint, for the hood end caps any high temp shiny black enamel reccomendations?
Recommendations for the shelves?

10-13-2015, 10:47 AM
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10-13-2015, 11:15 AM
Wow, I bought one of these new in 1995. Great cooker. Weber really stood behind this grill when the bottom firebox dropped out of the frame about 5 years later. I'd go for the stainless grill bars, easier to keep up. Never had much luck with porcelain grilles, they always bit the dust after a year or two. Iron ones rusted out much too quickly for me.

Smoke on Badger Mountain
10-13-2015, 11:23 AM
Nice score! Have fun with it.

10-13-2015, 10:04 PM
Have one just like it, love it!

10-13-2015, 10:30 PM
Nice score congratulations .

10-13-2015, 11:20 PM
I just finished a restore on one of these. It's an excellent grill. It gets me out of jams when I don't have time for charcoal.

10-14-2015, 06:47 AM
I have a Weber 1000 that I converted to a dedicated coffee roaster. It gets hotter faster than my Genesis Silver C that I use for grilling.

10-14-2015, 06:47 AM
I have replaced the innards on my 1997 model twice. The next time I replace the grates, I will get a set of Grillgrates that are cut to OEM size and forget the weber replacements. I have cooked with Grillgrates sitting on the weber porcelain coat grates and it cooks really well. Problem with that setup is waiting to heist the additional mass. I believe that the Grillgrates alone would heat much quicker.