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    Jumbo Joe

    I’m at the beach on vacation and the rental house advertised they had a charcoal grill. Got here and their charcoal grill was a very rusty grill like you find in public parks. A day later I went to an Ace Hardware and bought a Jumbo Joe, which is a Smokey Joe but just a little bigger. I’ve grilled steaks, shrimp and burgers for the last 3 dinners this week. A great little grill! This is now my camping, vacation grill.

    #2
    Well, what can I say? Sounds like a plan to me.

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      #3
      I can see the pictures?

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        #4
        Love my Jumbo Joe. Can handle more than you’d think.

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          #5
          JJ doesn’t use a whole lot of fuel either.

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            #6
            I use my JJ most of the time to cook for the two of us. Its perfect for two.

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              #7
              As is my Lil Joe is perfect fer one.

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                #8
                This is one reason I have for carrying a few sections of Grillgrate panels with me on vacation (if I ever go again!). You never know what condition the grill will be when you get where you are going, and I would much rather lay my food down on a clean aluminum grate than on some rusty grill at a condo somewhere.

                I tossed my last portable grill years ago due to rust while unattended in a back yard shed (it was one of the little propane Go-Anywheres I think). May have to keep an eye out for a Weber Smokey Joe or a Go-Anywhere charcoal grill.

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                  #9
                  I was wandering through Lowe's one day shopping for something and came across this table full of clearance items. Stacked up about 4 high were boxes of Jumbo Joe's for $35 each. I quickly grabbled one knowing they were worth about $60 and took my prize home. After a day or so I thought, dang I should have bought them all to sell on CL. Went back and they were long gone.

                  Fast forward, I've owned that thing for about 2 years now and have used it maybe 6-8 times. Even bought a stainless grill grate and cover for it. Great little vacation cooker for sure but I have very little use for it with all the kettles I own, sooo it's going one the selling block here this summer during my grill clean out sale.

                  As to needing something to cook on at the vacation spot, a simple grate will do ya know. You can go all Francis Mallmann and impress your friends !!!


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                  • Clark
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                    Troutman Did you remember to wash the grate before you put it back in the refrigerator?

                  • Troutman
                    Troutman commented
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                    No I kinda like living on the edge. Note the addition of rust on the hot dogs. Gives it that extra "tang" that really highlights my cooking prowess.

                  #10
                  I love my Jumbo Joe. You made the right choice getting it. You can grill on it you can smoke on it. And it has a decent amount of real estate.

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                  But these public grills also work great for grilling. I just avoid direct grate contact.

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                  Like Troutman said you can still get it done with even less equipment.

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                  • Attjack
                    Attjack commented
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                    tenphases I brought foil down to the river instead of dishes in an effort to travel light.

                  • tenphases
                    tenphases commented
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                    Oh ok, when I was a kid I visited fam in costa rica and they used to cook on rocks and in the earth. I thought it was something like that but still a cool idea!

                  • Attjack
                    Attjack commented
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                    I have experimented with that concept a little.

                  #11
                  I have one and use it often with a SlowNSear.

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                    #12
                    Yep, these are really handy indeed. I think everyone needs a little grill/kamado like this. Just in case you are trying to only cook for one, which I do all the time.

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                    • FireMan
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                      Ya got me thinkin. Mebbee I should think about scalin down from my 22 & up from my L Joe.

                    #13
                    Luv my Jumbo Joe,,,,

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                      #14
                      Been preachin th Joes long many many years, I think yer Really gonna enjoy this cooker, amigo...

                      I Have 4 SJS + (1 Green ), 1 Jumbo Joe.

                      I have several Smokey Joe posts, here...if ya have any interest, please, lmk, here, fer link(s) Otherwise, then, won't bore ya.

                      It would only be a matter of scale, but we can cipher that all out, if'n we puts our minds together, fer a spell, I'd best reckon....
                      Last edited by Mr. Bones; April 9, 2021, 04:47 AM.

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                        #15
                        I’ve spent twice what my J Joe cost on accessories for it. I’ve got grill grates, heavy stainless flip up grate, slo n sear, and I’m waiting for the appropriate sale to get a drip pan. I want something nicer to grill on, but nothing does more for what I’ve spent on it.

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