Originally Posted by Andy M.
The damage to the underside of the body where the attachment points were for the tracks that the tray rode in was not repairable.
All the Weber gas grills I've ever seen have burners that run from left to right (parallel to the front and back walls). For indirect cooking that gave me a long narrow area not over a lighted burner. I felt a three burner grill with burners that run front to back provide a more useable indirect cooking area.
Also, I found I could not do a beer can chicken as there was not enough head room under the lid.
My grill (Weber Silver, no side burner) I think its a Genesis, has three burners. Parallel to the front and back. Unlike some grills that have burners side by side or perpendicular to the front or back.
They (mine) run from left to right or right to left.
I think we have the same set up, just confusing each other with placement.
For example if I make beer can chicken (and I have many times in this grill) the chicken goes on the very center. In between the front burner and the back burner. The center burner is off.
Some grills have side by side burners. You can turn off one side completely. This is what I meant.
I still do not understand why you could not repair yours? Unless I ruin the cast aluminum body, anything can be replaced on mine.
Originally Posted by pacanis
I love a front to rear burner.
That's the reason I bought my Ducane so many years ago over a Weber of similar price. My new Genesis has front to rear burners or I would not have gotten it.
I have gotten used to the front to back burner system and its just fine now.
When I first got this grill, I was not used to front to back burners and did not like the placement.
I think I would still prefer side by side for indirect cooking as it would provide much more room for food. The narrow channel in the middle is smaller than one whole side free to place food on.
I have heard of Ducane. Never saw one though. How much was it?