What would you pay for a new EX6 1st Generation?


 

Lew Newby

TVWBB Guru
Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm definitely going to get some of that tape for assembly. With that mod do you guys trust it for an overnight cook without having to re-fill the pellets?
I put that tape on before I ever put pellets in the hopper. Then, to test it, I filled it with pellets, and ran it for 12 hours without stirring the pellets. That was July 4, 2020 and I still trust it. The Gen 1 EX6 has a hopper capacity of 22 lbs. If you burn 2 lb./hr. that will, theoretically, last 11 hours. At an operating temp of 250 or below you will burn approximately 1.5 lbs./hr.. and that equates to 14.67 hours. Those are the facts - BUT. I have never started a fire on a smoker and came back 12 hours later to check on it so I'm not advocating that. When I was younger I would have a remote thermometer with an alarm set to go off if the pit temp dropped 50 degrees but I only slept about 6 hours. It sat next to my bed as I slept through the night. When I got my EX6 I was so old that getting up in the middle of the night wore me out and I found the Smokefire gives great smoke at higher temps. I get up in the morning, start the fire, and we eat dinner at 6 with me cooking at higher temps.
 

Darian Hofer

TVWBB Super Fan
I pulled the trigger today at lunch as I had somebody available to help me get it home and unloaded. No dice when I asked for a discount, but I did sign up for the store's credit card that gave me a 20%/$100 sign-up discount. Final price out the door was right at $400 and it's in my garage. I have already registered for the warranty with Weber with no problems. I'm going to take my time with assembly and might even wait to assemble until I am (hopefully) able to get the Gen. 2 upgrade parts from Weber.
@ $400 it’s a no brainer. Nice score. You will definitely get your money’s worth. Many of the early issues, except for auger, were lessened with firmware updates. Mine runs so much better now than it did early on. I’m sure the newest models with total redesigned pellet shoot will eliminate the pellet feed issues completely.
I totally underestimated the size of this grill when I went to pick up in my Subaru. I had to unbox to fit in car.
 

Darian Hofer

TVWBB Super Fan
Thanks everyone for the advice. I'm definitely going to get some of that tape for assembly. With that mod do you guys trust it for an overnight cook without having to re-fill the pellets?
I have the Gen 2. I have not done the slick tape yet but have it saved on my Amazon list. I really think the pellets not sliding well also plays to your local climate. Living in a very high humid climate certainly doesn’t help me out. Humidity causes pellets to swell and stick a little. On a long cook, the center drops out in a cone shape right down to the shoot opening. Just not enough slope to force the weight of the pellets to shift and fall towards the opening in the bottom. I have had a couple burn outs with several pounds of pellets left in the hopper. So after a few hours I lift the lid and push the pellets towards the deep end to fill the hole. I think the newest versions should be good out of the box. Gen 1 and 2 still need to be aware and know what to watch for with pellets feeding correctly.
Bottom line….great buy at $400. You should have no regrets buddy.
 

Alan Benoit

New member
Thanks Lew and Darian for the feedback and advice. I'll probably stick with my Summit Kamado for overnight and longer low/slow cooks on weekends but it's nice to know the pellet feed issue can be overcome. I really wanted the pellet grill for weekday cooks after work when I don't want to go through the time/effort to light the Summit and get it up to temp.
 

Lew Newby

TVWBB Guru
The upgraded auger tube and chute are a welded , one piece, assembly. Here's what I received a long time ago. Hope this helps. EDIT: I looked
at the schematic and I think this is what you need. .
368979Hardware for auger tube
4369374Welded chute assembly, SmokeFire
4369376
4468979
4468982Auger
Auger assembly.jpg
 
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Alan Benoit

New member
I was able to reach Weber on the phone today and they are sending the following:

Product NamePart #
Qty​
Hopper Pellet Slide, EX-669230
1​
Welded chute assembly, SmokeFire69374
1​
Glow Plug Igniter SF '2169436
2​

The customer service agent promised this was everything I needed to go from Gen 1 to Gen 2. I am assuming the chute assembly includes the auger.
 

Bruno

TVWBB Diamond Member
I was able to reach Weber on the phone today and they are sending the following:

Product NamePart #
Qty​
Hopper Pellet Slide, EX-669230
1​
Welded chute assembly, SmokeFire69374
1​
Glow Plug Igniter SF '2169436
2​

The customer service agent promised this was everything I needed to go from Gen 1 to Gen 2. I am assuming the chute assembly includes the auger.
Yep!
 

Alan Benoit

New member
I got an email today from Weber Customer Service confirming that the auger comes with the chute assembly. They also told me that they forgot to send me an extra temperature probe and a bag of pellets which they are now sending out via FedEx. Awesome customer service IMHO. The auger/chute assembly and pellet slide are scheduled to arrive Saturday and I already received the roll of UHMW tape from Amazon. I have the grill assembled up to the step where you insert the glow plug since I knew I would have to get in there to put in the new parts anyway.

Will let everybody know how it turns out.
 

 

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