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  • coolfins
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 51
    • Niagara region Ontario Canada
    • GMG Jim Bowie, Amazn tube smoker, grill grates, frog mats, Bizerba slicer

    Grease bucket issue

    Last year I upgraded my old Jim Bowie to a new prime plus model. Somewhere along the line, they changed the way the grease bucket hangs. Within the first week the wind blew the bucket off and made a heck of a mess. After the 3rd or 4th occurrence,I devised a little tab to hold it in place. Anyone else experience this?
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  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 13516
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #2
    Great idea.

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    • JCGrill
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 1851
      • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
      • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
        Gas - Saber
        Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
        Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

      #3
      Once on the older model, but never again in about 3 years. I do keep it covered when not in use.

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      • tiewunon
        Club Member
        • May 2020
        • 522
        • Virginia Beach, Va

        #4
        - Do not have a GMG nor have I had an issue with my Holland or Phoenix Grills that use a grease bucked arrangement.
        - However for ease of cleaning the grease bucket I drop an empty butter/margarine tub into the bucket. When cook is finished I just put lid on and pitch it or if can be used for more cooks still put lid on until next cook. Keeps critters and flies at bay.
        coolfins BTW your tab modification is genius. Sure would get old cleaning up that spill routinely. Great Job!!!

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        • jerrybell
          jerrybell commented
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          I do the same.
      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3492

        #5
        Nice solution!

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        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 6318
          • Virginia
          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
            Thermopops
            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          #6
          So. I'm guessing this Jim Bowie is not a PBC. Yes?

          I must say you do have a super clean cooker / cooking area.

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          • HawkerXP
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            Ahhh.. A GMG.

            A PBC is a Pit Barrel Cooker. A cooker who uses the drippings that fall onto the coals below to make a wonderful moist environment for the meat that is either hung on hooks or placed on a grate.

          • coolfins
            coolfins commented
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            Now that i see the add to the right for PBC, I realize what a dumb question that was LOL!

          • HawkerXP
            HawkerXP commented
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            Noooo problem. We all like to have fun here. But please make sure you share with some pictures!
        • Redwng
          Charter Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 283
          • St. Cloud, FL

          #7
          On my Rec Tec I use a Traeger pan liner on the drip plus I add a disposable cookie sheet directly beneath the food I am cooking. Makes cleanup very easy in fact nothing has ever dripped into my bucket in the 6.5 years I have owned the Rec Tec. Click image for larger version

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