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Thread: How old is your WSM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHillyard View Post
    Where can I find the stainless top and bottom grates? Also, is the coal grate the same size as the newer models?
    18.5" stainless steel cooking grates are getting hard to find. Here's one source for the top grate:

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...EBDRWY/tvwb-20

    I'm not aware of a stainless steel version of the bottom grate at this time. Even the standard version is expensive because of its unusual size. Here's a link for one source:

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...KIGPZC/tvwb-20

    And yes, the charcoal grate remains the same in new or old WSM versions.

    If you decide to go with standard cooking grates, it wouldn't be totally crazy to order all three pieces from Weber direct at 800-446-1071, they'll ship all by FedEx Ground for a flat fee of $7.

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    I just picked up a 18.5Ē that was made in 1981 according to the guy that sold it to me. It isnít exactly pretty, but it smokes! He replaced the lower cooking grate with a kettle charcoal grate and has another grate sitting on top of the WSM charcoal grate for reinforcement. He patched a small hole in the water pan with JB weld. The top cooking grate is original, but on its last leg.

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    Mine is a 1995. I've been Q'ing on my Performer with a Smoke EZ attachment for years but restored my old WSM this week. Can't wait to start cooking on it again!
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    I'm sure that Adam is in the running for the oldest. I got my first on in 2011 so it's barely broken in.
    Old dog, learning new tricks - one cook at a time :-). -14.5", 18.5", & 22.5" WSM, SS Performer, FB-200 ATC. CB Rotisserie, Rec Tec Mini Pellet Grill

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    I bought new my 18" WSM "Classic" in March, 2008 and it is still serving me well!

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    I have a C code (1981) I use all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew View Post
    Mine is a 1995. I've been Q'ing on my Performer with a Smoke EZ attachment for years but restored my old WSM this week. Can't wait to start cooking on it again!
    Oops, wrong Weber. WSM is from 2005.
    Lew
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveZ View Post
    I have a C code (1981) I use all the time.
    It really is surprising to see how many C's are still around.
    I am in the process of getting my 3rd one in the last year,
    cleaned and ready to flip this weekend.
    E330 1997 Genesis 1000 Blue Performer wsm22 :wsm18: :wsm14: 1983 Red Head Chiefs NFL Edition

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