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56MPG

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Show us your 26er!
« on: October 10, 2016, 04:39:30 AM »
Starting a new thread to capture some of the details and questions surrounding 26ers - past and present. This was picked up yesterday from a local seller. I will have better pics once I get it cleaned up. I would love to see various date-codes and details so we can get smart about when certain parts and pieces were used. There are a few older ones in the gallery that offer clues.

http://weberkettleclub.com/gallery/26-weber-grill-gallery/

DE code - 2009. Has a taco, but not the current taco - it uses a welded strap. 8" whitewalls - so much better than the current wheels. Will look great with Koa wood handles. Not much cleanup required, but no time today. Should be a fantastic workhorse. Came with a deluxe cover and never-used baskets.





I guess I never noticed how the ash pan ring attaches to the 26 with the extra welded supports. Pretty clean solution.


Couple things I've learned about this one, and would appreciate confirmation or at least spirited discourse. The 26er was re-introduced in 2009, making this the first year for the modern era 26er. Before that, when was the earlier model discontinued? The new bolt-on taco handle was introduced in 2010, making the '09 welded handle with clip-in unique to this year. Maybe. Was this design used on any other kettle? The ash ring and bucket appear to be the same size as the 22.5, and needed the extra welded tabs inboard of the leg sockets. I believe they switched at some point to the normal leg spacing so they did not need the extra tabs. Is that right?

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Cellar2ful

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 07:13:28 AM »


Both flattop 26ers are Pat Pending's. The new one is a 2015 and has a serial number.

           











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HoosierKettle

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 08:12:08 AM »
Here's my ad code. The lid handle is not welded.




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SteveZ

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 10:56:43 AM »
70 Fleetwood with original Rotisserie



2012 Black 26

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SSP Caribique,  Black SSP,  2011 Green Performer,  1997 Red SSP,  1970 MBH 26 Black(Fleetwood) with Roti,  1999 Red Master Touch,  2001 Blue 18 Gold,  2012 Black 26,  2017 Black Master Touch, ,  Black Genesis Silver B.  E code 14 WSM,  C code 18 WSM,  AA code 22 WSM,

harris92

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 11:35:07 AM »



Pops



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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2016, 11:37:23 AM »
@harris92, is there anything you DON'T have?!  What would you consider your grail?
As always, nice collection!


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RottiGuy

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2016, 01:15:40 PM »
Beautifull line up!!!

Darko

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 01:40:22 PM »
Wow! Just Wow!!!!

Theo Bedania

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2016, 04:36:20 PM »
Beautiful grills. Looks like I found my next need grill!

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2016, 05:02:12 PM »



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Bob BQ

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2016, 06:42:11 PM »
70 Fleetwood with original Rotisserie


I think this is possibly my favorite 26er.  Love the before and after! Awesome.
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swamprb

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2016, 01:27:28 PM »
26.75" Mini Ranch Kettle





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Looking for a RED 26'r!
I cook on: Backwoods Gater, Lang 36, Hunsaker Smokers, Pellet Pro 22" WSM, BGE's, WSM's, Cajun Bandits, PK Grills, Drum Smokers, Genesis Silver C, Weber Q's, Cookshack 008, Little Chief, La Caja China #2, Lodge Sportsman...oh yeah! Weber Kettles! Kamado restoration and pit modification hack!

jcnaz

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2016, 01:54:52 PM »
This is how I got My DE : http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/off-topic/a-big-thank-you-to-a-grillfella!/msg93730/#msg93730

What it looks like with some of Brian's handles:


With the rest of the OTG family:


Working shots:



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A bunch of black kettles
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crowderjd

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2016, 02:06:57 PM »


Chasing the impossibles: Westerner, Custom, Meat Cut!

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2016, 08:54:07 PM »
Here's my miniRK.  Still a work in progress so I don't have any pretty formal shots of her.