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1911Ron

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Jumbo Joe!
« on: January 14, 2013, 04:47:23 PM »
Was shopping in wally world and was in the outdoor section and came across a Jumbo Joe.  When i got it home i put it together, the handle came separate from the lid ??? so bolted it on, put the legs on, the bail and the grates.  I like this grill!

The funny thing is the Wife says oh we don't have that one yet 8)


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Duke

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 05:01:25 PM »
I haven't been a big supporter of it, but I did see one in the hardware store a while back and it seemed alright. I like the new bottom ash system better than the sweepers. I should I invented it.

G

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 05:20:05 PM »
Nice pick-up.  I havent had the opportunity to see on in person.  Isnt the bottom just an regular damper?

DoppelBock

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 05:32:30 PM »
Nice pick-up.  I havent had the opportunity to see on in person.  Isnt the bottom just an regular damper?
I'm curious about the dampeners being on the bottom. Why didn't Weber do to this what they did to the SJG, use side vents?

1buckie

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 05:41:41 PM »


 Thing I was wondering about on these, if it says  18", are the parts (grates) interchangeable wth an 18-1/2" kettle ?
Is there a little extra play in the size?
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ramsfan

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 06:05:54 PM »
What is the new bottom ash sweeper on this all about? I haven't heard of this yet. I assumed it was a standard vent damper similiar to the SJS? Fill me in...
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Duke

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 06:28:30 PM »
What is the new bottom ash sweeper on this all about? I haven't heard of this yet. I assumed it was a standard vent damper similiar to the SJS? Fill me in...

The bottom holes are more oval giving it better airflow than the sjp had. It's just a lot more shallow, but I am quite sure the top grate is that of a regular 18.5 because they used the same design as the bowl from the compact kettle.

Chilebrown

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 06:55:41 AM »
I had one of the older models. It got many workouts at our tailgates.

Hogsy

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 10:32:09 AM »
What's the difference between the old JJ's and the outrider??
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1911Ron

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 02:11:07 PM »
I was wondering if the grates interchanged or not, have not had a chance to check.
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

Duke

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 02:41:04 PM »
What's the difference between the old JJ's and the outrider??
I don't think the Jumbo Joe came with the lid lock like the Platinum and Outrider did.

Craig

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 03:34:42 PM »
Ok I'm having a brain fart here, what is the Outrider?  ??? Pics?


Jeff

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 04:56:03 PM »
What's the difference between the old JJ's and the outrider??
I don't think the Jumbo Joe came with the lid lock like the Platinum and Outrider did.

Whats the diff between a Jumbo Joe and Smokey JOe Platinum?  Not really anything from what I know.   My red JJ has the lid lock.
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Duke

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 05:42:38 PM »
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 05:54:30 PM by Duke »

Craig

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Re: Jumbo Joe!
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 05:58:08 PM »
That is one PRETTY Outrider! I think I'm in love.  :o