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Larry Wolfe

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Smokey Joe Gold
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:23:54 AM »
What year did Weber start/stop making SJ Golds with the bottom vent and ash catcher?  NOT the ones with the vents on the side.  I have one with the vents on it's sides and it SUCKS.

The guy on CL wanted $20 for this, I offered him $10 before I saw it in person because it has a bent top handle.  He said it's made like that........ ???  So I told him $10 is the best I can do.  He said fine.  I picked it up this morning and was happily surprised.  It appears to have been used twice AT THE VERY MOST.  The only bad thing is the handle which I can straighten out and a couple scratches.  Did I get a decent deal?  I really don't know, but I'm happy.




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Larry Wolfe

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 12:07:34 PM »
I am going to ask this on TVWBB, maybe there I will at the least get an erroneous response.  Kettle Club my ass!  I'm buying each of you a disposable KMart special grill for Christmas and taking your Kettles.
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zavod44

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 01:20:27 PM »
I think it's a sweet deal...and stop yelling at me I just saw this post!  I had a horrible day yesterday and today wasn't too much better!

Brian
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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 01:22:35 PM »
It's not a gold it's a silver. They still make that model. A gold has the side vents and Home Depot sells them. I think you got a decent price and that handle will fix with a mallet.  :P

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 01:39:54 PM »
It's not a gold it's a silver. They still make that model. A gold has the side vents and Home Depot sells them. I think you got a decent price and that handle will fix with a mallet.  :P

Goddammit, why do I always have to be wrong?  Why would the Gold NOT have an Ash Pan.  F Weber and their grills.

Brian, right now I could tounge kiss you I'm so goddamn mad at everything.  Especially Shaun saying, "It's not a gold it's a silver.".....here I am thinking I got a nicer than nice OLD grill and I could have gone and bought it from HD too?  F you guys and your nice OLD grills!  Have a nice day walking and climbing stairs!   :-[









BTW, the above post is meant to be funny.  If it offended you, Obama said, 'I didn't write that post'.  F- Scotty.
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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 01:45:30 PM »
I have one with the vents on it's sides and it SUCKS.
That's the Gold model. 

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 01:51:50 PM »
So the Gold is supposed to be better and it sucks.  I'm throwing this Silver away. 
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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 04:02:38 PM »
So the Gold is supposed to be better and it sucks.  I'm throwing this Silver away.

Yeah, the SJG didnt come out until the plastic handle era. I like the silver better anyway. I'd thought of buying an ash can meant for an 18.5 and a lid holder from a SJG and do a  kit bash of an SJS to see if I can make it a true gold.  ;)

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 05:17:47 PM »
I have a silver just like it.  Don't chunk it.  Make a mini WSM.  I love mine.  It's a great little smoker.


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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 05:19:03 PM »
umm "Hello" it's a silver duh ::) tsktsk time out for you :D
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 05:19:53 PM »
Yeah, the SJG didnt come out until the plastic handle era. I like the silver better anyway. I'd thought of buying an ash can meant for an 18.5 and a lid holder from a SJG and do a  kit bash of an SJS to see if I can make it a true gold.  ;)

Craig
I have two original sjg's with wood handles. They also had different legs.

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 06:30:22 PM »
Yeah, the SJG didnt come out until the plastic handle era. I like the silver better anyway. I'd thought of buying an ash can meant for an 18.5 and a lid holder from a SJG and do a  kit bash of an SJS to see if I can make it a true gold.  ;)

Craig
I have two original sjg's with wood handles. They also had different legs.

I stand corrected! I guess I had never seen a pre 2000 SJG.   :-\

Craig

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 08:54:09 PM »
Man, Larry has  a hard on for the world today!
Yes, you got a good deal. For a silver.
The golds aren't necessarily better or wrose, it just depends on the intended use.
The golds have a handle, making them easy to take places. Like the beach for example.
You do surf don't you?
I like my gold for the mini WSM, as it seems to keep the temps down. But its all personal preference..
Now, what do you have to say?
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Larry Wolfe

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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 01:20:22 AM »
Man, Larry has  a hard on for the world today!  It seems like that doesn't!
Yes, you got a good deal. For a silver.  I thought so too.  The Gold I have, I did a vent mod into the bottom, just like the Silver and it worked 100% better.
The golds aren't necessarily better or wrose, it just depends on the intended use. I could never keep the temps hot enough to grill on the Gold until I did my vent mod.
The golds have a handle, making them easy to take places. Like the beach for example.I did/do like this feature.
You do surf don't you?  Yes, just got my 6ft custom Rusty Board back from minor damages while hanging ten with my bros in Hawaii overtop of a coral reef.
I like my gold for the mini WSM, as it seems to keep the temps down. But its all personal preference..
Now, what do you have to say?
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Re: Smokey Joe Gold
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 07:18:14 AM »
Here is an old Smokey Joe Gold with wood handle for sale

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/grd/3186732185.html
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