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T_om

  • Smokey Joe
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Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« on: August 20, 2019, 01:11:46 PM »
I got a really nice deal on an old Performer Deluxe, 22".  Photos enclosed.  According to the back tags, and a serial number beginning with DE, it was made in 2009.  The thing is in good, not excellent condition.  Meaning no appreciable rust, fine to cook with immediately, etc.  Normal table (plastic) stains but really not bad.  The gas dial is frozen, but parts are out there.

The worst thing about it is the bowl lid.  Someone evidently dropped it along the way and the top is very slightly bumped in.  just enough to be aggravating considering how well the rest of it looks.  The labeling on the back appears to indicate it might have been an export model.  But that's not unusual here in Jacksonville, we have a HUGE military population here bringing back stuff from all over the world.

Will any kettle lid fit that 22" model bowl?  Old kettles in good shape are all over Craigs List from time to time.  I can get a new lid for $135.00 but that is way more than I paid for the whole shooting match.  I thought just getting a used kettle with a nice lid might work.

Any advice and info about my old performer welcome.

And by the way, hello. :)

Tom
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DaveG74

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 07:10:59 PM »
Yes they do, my 2000 fits on my 2015 perfectly, better off with an old lid anyway. They feel sturdier to me. Welcome from just outside Chicago, IL
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JEBIV

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 04:03:40 AM »
Welcome from Doraville,Ga. I may have a spare lid for a black SSP close to the same year. In the meantime go over to the member sales and trades and post what your looking for. Lot's of folks here are always helping out
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Filibuster

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 07:57:08 AM »
   A rubber mallet is what you need, especially if you get more kettles.

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T_om

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 08:06:06 AM »
Thanks guys.  I look forward to putting a lot more miles on this old grill.  Started with a christening cook of just lowly hamburgers, but they sure tasted good.  Nice to be returning to cooking over coals again after a long time on gas.

Only took a few pucks, about half a chimney, and it did a great job.

(I say "pucks" because I can't spell "briquettes") :)

Tom
Old Beat Up Weber Performer Deluxe Gen 2 and yeah, I'm keeping it. :)
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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 08:40:23 AM »
Welcome, what part of JAX?  Iím in Orange Park


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JEBIV

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 08:45:11 AM »
Welcome, what part of JAX?  Iím in Orange Park


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@T_om here's a great member and 1 heck of a guy and he's your neighbor who is always willing to help !!
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T_om

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2019, 10:35:39 AM »
Hello, I'm in Orange Park also.

Judging from your user name, you are a Chief?  Retired or still serving?

I'm a CWO4(Retired), 26 years.  Flew S-3's (TACCO) out of Cecil Field.

Tom
Old Beat Up Weber Performer Deluxe Gen 2 and yeah, I'm keeping it. :)
Kamado Joe Classic II
PK Original

JEBIV

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2019, 10:48:03 AM »
Hello, I'm in Orange Park also.

Judging from your user name, you are a Chief?  Retired or still serving?

I'm a CWO4(Retired), 26 years.  Flew S-3's (TACCO) out of Cecil Field.

Tom
LOL to short and to nice to be a Chief, thanks for your service
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T_om

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 11:10:31 AM »
No worries JEBIV, I was answering Mr.CPHo in the post above yours. :)

Tom
Old Beat Up Weber Performer Deluxe Gen 2 and yeah, I'm keeping it. :)
Kamado Joe Classic II
PK Original

JEBIV

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 11:37:55 AM »
No worries JEBIV, I was answering Mr.CPHo in the post above yours. :)

Tom
That's alright, I was talking about Charlie being to short and to nice LOL
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michaelmilitello

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 11:43:49 AM »
Welcome from Plainfield Indiana!  Nothing lowly about a burger cooked over coals!   


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Walchit

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Re: Back to charcoal with an old Weber Performer Deluxe
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2019, 05:04:10 AM »
I'd eat a burger right now!