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mattlillis73

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Added a 18 WSM to the family
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:49:17 PM »
Picked up my first WSM today. Need to give @lightningboldtz a big thanks for the deal on the WSM. He like normal got to it before me on Craigslist. That's the problem living in the same area as him. But lucky for me he is more than generous to work out a deal. I have purchased two premium kettles off him and a rotisserie. I consider him my local weber dealer.[emoji1]  

Can't wait to get it going. Doing a stuffed pork loin tomorrow. I Will post pics. Thanks again Jeff.

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« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 11:58:46 PM by mattlillis73 »

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 03:46:50 AM »
What's the date code on that WSM? It looks like there is rust on the legs which would make it a C, D, or E but the door appears to be aluminum.
Interesting.
No matter, that's a nice looking WSM! You're going to love it.
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Dsorgnzd

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 06:07:48 AM »
I think every Weber fan should have a WSM, at least long enough to learn how to cook on one and decide if they like it (and most will). It adds another dimension to the Weber experience. Congratulations on getting yours! 😀

HoosierKettle

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 06:18:31 AM »

I think every Weber fan should have a WSM, at least long enough to learn how to cook on one and decide if they like it (and most will). It adds another dimension to the Weber experience. Congratulations on getting yours! [emoji3]

I agree completely.

Congrats on the wsm Matt. I've neglected mine for a few weeks. Need to fire it up.


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mattlillis73

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 01:23:29 PM »
What's the date code on that WSM? It looks like there is rust on the legs which would make it a C, D, or E but the door appears to be aluminum.
Interesting.
No matter, that's a nice looking WSM! You're going to love it.
No date code. So we think it is a 81 uncoded.

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 03:01:11 PM »
No date code. So we think it is a 81 uncoded.
Is the door steel or aluminum?
I've got Webers. 10 - WSMs, 5 - 22.5" kettles, 2 - 18.5" kettle, 2 - SJS, 2 - SJP, 4 - WGA, 1 vintage Coolie Pan
"Animal flesh cooked over an open fire is a sensible and essential part of a well balanced diet"

mattlillis73

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 03:05:44 PM »
No date code. So we think it is a 81 uncoded.
Is the door steel or aluminum?
The door is aluminum.

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2017, 05:54:01 PM »
The door is aluminum.
Then it's not an uncoded 81. An 81 would have a steel door.
It may be as old as an 85, but that's it.
I've got Webers. 10 - WSMs, 5 - 22.5" kettles, 2 - 18.5" kettle, 2 - SJS, 2 - SJP, 4 - WGA, 1 vintage Coolie Pan
"Animal flesh cooked over an open fire is a sensible and essential part of a well balanced diet"

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2017, 06:28:10 PM »
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 04:16:56 AM by Scott Zee »
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mattlillis73

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 09:12:45 AM »
The door is aluminum.
Then it's not an uncoded 81. An 81 would have a steel door.
It may be as old as an 85, but that's it.
It's strange that has no date code. Like to know the age of it.

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 09:18:15 AM »
Is it possible that someone replaced the door at some point?  I don't know if they are interchangeable but they look like it


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mattlillis73

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2017, 01:48:20 PM »
Is it possible that someone replaced the door at some point?  I don't know if they are interchangeable but they look like it


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That's what I was thinking. My vents are smooth with no date code and legs are steel. I'm not sure if you can switch out the doors.

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2017, 04:17:37 PM »
You can switch out the doors. They are the same except for material.
The overall condition of the WSM causes me to wonder why the door would have to have been replaced.
No matter, it's a great looking pit!
I've got Webers. 10 - WSMs, 5 - 22.5" kettles, 2 - 18.5" kettle, 2 - SJS, 2 - SJP, 4 - WGA, 1 vintage Coolie Pan
"Animal flesh cooked over an open fire is a sensible and essential part of a well balanced diet"

mattlillis73

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2017, 06:27:29 PM »
The overall condition of it is very good. The age is not a really big deal. I'm happy I finally got one.

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Re: Added a 18 WSM to the family
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2017, 04:55:39 PM »
Congrats man...get her fired up..

My mess started with a wsm ...after a few smokes ...i ended up here...thankfully...

It s a whole another world with that wsm on your pavers...just another rabbit hole to have fun in
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