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jcnaz

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Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:29:40 PM »
There is Always Room for One More...

I know that I have claimed to not be in acquisition mode, but I couldn't help myself. I found this little gem on OfferUp; $15 Jumbo Joe, barely used, and in my favorite color, too!
I figured that even if I hadn't always wanted one, I could want one for $15.

For those that have a JJ, what are your favorite cooks, tips, tweeks, and hacks? I have heard that they run a bit differently than    the old SJP/Outrider style.
-JC

jdorn

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 03:31:46 PM »
Nice new kettle to add to the family! Congrats!

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CatskillSmoker

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 03:38:28 PM »
Grate score Jon. Enjoy cooking on it. Try that rub.
ISO Copper Mist 18, Avocado 18, Lime 18 Grey 22

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 03:50:11 PM »
18 in flip grate
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
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johnny 2 shack

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 04:26:19 PM »
really good score , great for searing !

TD15

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 05:24:06 PM »
You will be glad to have it in the family!!  It is different than a SJ and an 18 OTS. 
Agree that searing a pair of steaks with minimal fuel is a specialty of the JJ.  It my go to chimney stand.  Also as an appetizer or veggie fire when you donít want to disrupt an ideal main dish cook on a different grill.
Probably the best portable or tailgate weber too!


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Dc_smoke309

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 05:42:13 PM »

You will be glad to have it in the family!!  It is different than a SJ and an 18 OTS. 
Agree that searing a pair of steaks with minimal fuel is a specialty of the JJ.  It my go to chimney stand.  Also as an appetizer or veggie fire when you donít want to disrupt an ideal main dish cook on a different grill.
Probably the best portable or tailgate weber too!


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You will love it my friend ! I remember a few months back you showing me some pics of ur favorite color . This is a perfect fit with the rest of ur collection !!! Glad to see you got this for a good price!!!!!!


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Firemunkee

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 05:44:10 PM »
Nice find! I'm debating getting one, but at $15 that's a no brainer!
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Jed.cook

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 06:36:38 PM »
Nice score! I found a few on clearance at WM around Xmas. Only $20 each! I bought one for myself, one for my father-in-law, and then picked up two more thinking Iíd offer them up at my cost + shipping here on WKC. When I took one to the post office, I found out theyíd be $45 each to ship.

Oh well, theyíre up on CL now. If any of you guys are passing through Colorado and want a brand new one for $20, hit me up. I havenít cooked on mine yet, but I canít wait to give it a try.

@jcnaz be sure and share some pics of that first cook! Iím also thinking of replacing the top vent bolt with a cheap thermometer from Amazon. Anybody have a suggestion to get the best fit?


-Jed
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JDann24

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 06:56:14 PM »
Nice pickup. Looks like it's hardly been used.
Looking for colored 18's and SJ's.


Tionoel

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 07:06:24 PM »
I love my jumbo joe....for me it's the perfect picnic, tailgating grill...there is just nothing better, granted I have never used a weber anywhere charcoal grill...that looks awesome too but I have the feeling it will be heavier.

hakrjak

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 08:25:07 PM »
 Score!  I drilled mine and put a temperature gauge on it, swapped out the grill for a flip top, and added charcoal rails.  Wish I could find a way to add some sort of ash bucket so the ashes donít fly off on a windy day, but nobody makes one that will fit.  Itís my go-to grill for camping because itís so nice and portable!

Jan M.

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 07:57:22 AM »
@Jed.cook:
Any idea what shipping to Germany will cost ?
:-)

In 2017 I imported a kettle and I payed 220$ additional for shipping.
:-(





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Best regards,
Jan

Jed.cook

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 08:16:32 AM »
@Jan M. Oh wow, that's commitment! I have no idea how much shipping to Germany would cost, but if you PM me your address, I'd be happy to swing by the post office in the next couple days to check for you. 
-Jed

MacEggs

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Re: Jumbo Joe Score! or I Needed One of These, Right?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 01:32:24 PM »

Nice score, and great price!  I am reminded of this comparison thread for any of the newbs Ö.

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/comparing-old-vs-new-jumbo-joe/

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