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bladz

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B code WSM! Fresh score.
« on: June 24, 2023, 09:57:15 AM »
Found this in my driveway today after returning home from Costco where I went to pick up some mixed nuts for smoking. 
 
My wife said her brother dropped it off. It was owned by an extended family members son who didnít want it anymore.  My brother in law knew I would be happy to have it.

I pulled in and saw rust on the normally aluminum parts and  got pretty excited, knowing the early model WSMís had steel doors and legs. Then I saw the B on the lid and bowl vents.  The wood handle is also a  double rivet!  So cool!  It wasnít  what I was expecting to see.

Anyone have any more info on these?   
I thought C codes (1981) were first year models.  Are there any B codeís we know about?

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« Last Edit: June 24, 2023, 10:31:46 AM by bladz »

Bertl

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2023, 10:38:01 AM »
Congrats in this WSM from the 1st hour


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Joep

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2023, 11:09:48 AM »
That is a great gift! I found this on the vwbb website:

The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker was first introduced for the 1981 model year, so most of the oldest cookers have a C code. A few have a B code, indicating they were manufactured in 1980 in the run-up to the 1981 introduction. There are also a few smokers that have no date code; itís assumed these smokers are the result of manufacturing errors or they may be pre-production models.

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SixZeroFour

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2023, 11:14:59 AM »
Nice score! There are one or two other B's in the club I believe but definitely one of the earliest WSM's. Very cool!
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bamakettles

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2023, 11:59:20 AM »
Very nice, congrats.  Looks to be in great shape!

JEBIV

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2023, 02:14:45 PM »
Wow, that is an awesome score. Congratulations, I'm sure she will be like new soon.

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Pezdogs

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2023, 02:35:14 PM »
Amazing score Dennis and looking forward to seeing that rolling smoke

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Mr.CPHo

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2023, 03:36:37 PM »
What an awesome WSM, congrats!

bladz

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2023, 04:50:35 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Interesting info Joep and Matt.  Bertl also sent me a link on old WSMís Iíll have to give it a read.
Iíve locked into using my 22Ē WSM for all my smoking duties recently. Iím going to give the ďbig boyĒ a rest for a while and go back to an 18Ē.  I canít wait to fire it up.  It deserves to be used.


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Fat Tony

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2023, 05:53:51 PM »
Sweet score! Congrats!!

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kcsmokinribs

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2023, 03:56:36 AM »
Congratulations Dennis! It looks great. I have a B code but without the date code stamped on it. My favorite WSM to smoke meats in is a C code which has the same steel door and legs.
They were built like tanks the first two years and had a shallow water pan before Weber went to a deeper one. Enjoy!


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MoparProud

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2023, 05:56:36 AM »
Wow thatís a heck of a score! Congrats and letís see her putting in a little work!

So cool


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SteveZ

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2023, 07:23:07 AM »
Thats a grate smoker. Nice shape for 1980!
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Gringo

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2023, 04:43:39 PM »
Grate score!!!


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Transit98

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Re: B code WSM! Fresh score.
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2023, 10:00:43 PM »
Very cool! They are great smokers. Hang some ribs and have fun


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