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  1. peakay

    New 2016 E-330 Tested: Time to Temps and High / Low

    Propane, newer tank mostly full. This was the first time it had been run, so I assume this is the best case scenario.
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    Genesis e-330 (current model) heat deflectors in S/S?

    I'd say that is worth a try. You paid for the stainless internal parts and yet didn't get some that they are even including on the regular 330s today.
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    Buy E-310 or get E-330? BTU/Heat?

    Thanks Rich. Ya, hated to get rid of the old redhead, but she served me well and went to an appreciative owner. I initially wasn't looking for a replacement,but a neighbor sold me a 2008 320 for really cheap and I liked it a lot -justenough extra grill space and height to make it perfect imo, plus being able to hide things away. It was a bit rusty though, so I sold both to fund the new one. If i ever regret it,im.confidant i can find another for a resto. I inspected the 330 and couldn't find anything loose or out of whack, but it did rattle while moving it to the patio, but that sounded like the grates and flavorizers. How would those not rattle by shaking?? To be perfect, I need to find some of those extinct island cabinetry additions like you have. Any idea where to find? I could also move the tank externally like you did for more cabinet space, but would prefer it to be at least partially hidden. Maybe the 2017 external shields will fit up.
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    New 2016 E-330 Tested: Time to Temps and High / Low

    OK, this makes sense now with more explanation -- I took your comment a whole different way. It's all good! True....was just throwing out what I saw for any prospective buyers wondering how high/low they go. You certainly buried that needle on the BK!
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    New 2016 E-330 Tested: Time to Temps and High / Low

    Actually its much farther away than on my 1989 model. The old grills were great, but the new ones are cool too. After 12 years of using my redhead, I was bored with it. Time to try something new and see how they work. Respectfully, there is no need to try to find a flaw in every new millennium weber...we get it, you prefer the old ones.
  6. Hey there, I got my new E-330 from Lowe's this week (photos below) and decided to break her in last night. While doing the burnoff I timed the temperatures as they went up/down plus checked out what the high and low temps are for it. I realize these will change with time as the grill gets seasoned, but thought it might be interesting for those looking at new ones. weather was about 70 degrees with a good breeze blowing on the grill. Also, this is with all 4 burners going (3 + sear) - I paid for that extra burner, might as well see what she can do! Here's what I saw (degree - time) at the hood / dome thermostat: 200 - 0:35 300 - 1:15 350 - 1:50 400 - 2:25 450 - 3:10 475 - 3:40 500 - 4:05 525 - 4:45 550 - 5:30 575 - 6:20 600 - 7:25 625 - 8:25 650 - 10:55 675 - 13:45 680 - 15:00 (calling this max temp - might have gone up a few more) Next, I turned off only the sear burner and temps immediately fell. After 5 mins, the max temp dropped by 45 degrees to 635. As for low temps, I brought the temps down slowly and then opened the hood for a while to cool more, then tuned on just the sear burner for 10 mins., then switched to just the LH burner. Here's what i saw: 240 - sear only on low 230 - left burner only (calling this low temp) The above surprised me as I thought the smaller sear burner would put out less heat on low -- didn't seem to be the case. you might as well just use the left burner for low/slow as the control is better. The good news is these temps look good for low/slow BBQ, so that is great! @richlife - might have to try your gasket mod once this is broken in and see how she does. Hope this is interesting to someone. YMMV of course. I seasoned the grill afterwards with a bunch of 80/20 burgers - yum!
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    Genesis e-330 (current model) heat deflectors in S/S?

    Ny new E-330 form lowes came with s/s: http://www.bbqsource-forums.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=10506&p=94970
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    Buy E-310 or get E-330? BTU/Heat?

    OK, since I'm posting just had to add a couple more things.... I'm glad they put a cooking chart in with the owners guide, but its a far cry from the original binder cookbook you got with the old ones. I'll never let this go and refer to it nearly every time I cook. This thing taught me how to sear and also cook indirect using MOM on the burners. Fortunately the new reference chart fits nicely in it and will serve as my bookmark. The writing is so tiny that might be all it serves as as I can barely read it now and I'm not getting younger! Here is my well-loved 1000 that I sold. Built in 1989, it had zero problems and I had rebuilt the whole inside with all stainless parts, so it should give the new owner at least 12 more years. It was in need of wood resto to look good again and having had it for so long, I was a bit bored wiht it and preferred upgrading. Will probably outlast this 330, but life is short and it's fun to try something new again.
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    Buy E-310 or get E-330? BTU/Heat?

    OK, the E-330 was delivered ahead of schedule yesterday and all looks good! Feels solid and I could find no problems at all wiht the assembly. Very pleased! Put a big smile on my face for sure. Couple photos below. Was happy to see that the heat reflectors in the bottom are stainless - cool! The ones at ace were coated steel. Go figure. Thanks to everyone for the feedback and especially Rich - very helpful. I'll definitely document the heat ranges I see on it and consider the gasket mod based on how that goes. Will be weird adjusting to the front burners and also remembering to have to ignite them every time turned on. So used to my old 1000 and short term e-320 that I picked up used and then sold due to rust. Time to burn off the goo and season this thing. never owned a brand new weber - only ever bought used!
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    Buy E-310 or get E-330? BTU/Heat?

    Thanks Rich - very helpful. If you have posted a photo if the double decker grate anywhere, please let me know. Would love to see it. I'm still waiting on Lowes for the 330. Guess it is being shipped to store from a DC. Assembly is included in the deal, but are there compelling reasons to DIY? I've been all through them and know how they work, so it would only be if I was somehow able to affect longevity by assembling it myself.
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    Buy E-310 or get E-330? BTU/Heat?

    Thanks again Rich. I've ordered the 330 just so i don't have any regrets. Your mods are interesting, particularly the double decker grate idea. I'm going to start with using it stock and see what i need from there. Can you cook on the bun warmer rack or is it placed such that the heat is very low? On the cast iron grates, weber says the proper orientation is flat side up. Seems like a lot of people like the pointy side for grill marks though. http://www.weber.com/weber-nation/blog/which-side-faces-up-on-a-cast-iron-grate i might try the pointy side up over the sear area and flat on the other. regardless, I find the flat side is super easy to clean and very resistant to sticking.
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    Buy E-310 or get E-330? BTU/Heat?

    Thanks Rich! I'll probably spring for the 330, but do like the cast iron grates though I've never used the stainless. The flat surface of the iron ones is very nice and I don't know if I'd like the rod shaped grill pieces as much. I previously ha dbought SS flavorizer bars off amazon for $24 and was impressed that they were actually very nice quality, though not as thick as the rcplanebuyer ones i had on my redhead. "That gives me a band of heat ranging from 15" down to about 8" which is sufficient" -- not sure what is meant by this -- are you talking about the width of the heating area using the variety of LH burners? Last, I thought the sear burner could possibly help for low/slow bbqing/smoking as it is lower btu than the other burners. ever use it for that? what's the lowest constant temp you can reliably run? Thanks again.
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    Buy E-310 or get E-330? BTU/Heat?

    Hey there, I have an E-310 on order as my local Lowe's was low on the E-330 in Black (my preferred color). I rarely use a side burner and kind of like the seamless sheet of stainless on the right side table. So really for me it comes down to the sear burner. My only trepidation in staying with the 310 is it getting hot enough and/or taking longer to warm up. I have had a genesis 1000 for over 10 years, then a 2008 300 series with side burner and both performed fine for me. What i read about the new ones is they are more efficient, but have less BTU output. Will I regret/miss the heating capabilities of a 310? Should I go 330? @richlife and others who actually own the new models, what say you? Have you tested max heat and warmup times using just the 3 burners vs 4 with the sear station? Thanks!
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    Weber Redesign for 2017

    These look really great! Where did you get the images? Are they for real or just some concepts that won't see production? Its funny as I just finally got rid of my old redhead and though that Weber should do some retro designs to tap into the flavor of their original Genesis models. I guess that was an obvious move and I'm glad they are doing it. Will definitely get one if they didn't somehow goof up the rest of it. *** I'm trying to work out by these images how wide they are. If you assume they did not get shorter in height an the lids did not become super short, these guys must be super wide with more grilling space, right? See the image I made below trying to size them approximately equally based on the small casters and knbs. the new one looks nearly 50% wider in cookspace, but lid clearance looks shorter. Yoop, if you have any feedback on this I'd love to hear it.
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