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post #21 of 35
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Great build, I got my 80 qt Stainless pot delivered today.  I wonder if this pot would fit on a weber performer?

I'd imagine it would fit any Weber 18" but for sure it fits the jumbo joe.   Do you have a jumbo?

post #22 of 35

I do not have a Jumbo yet but I am planning on getting one.  I have built three mini's for me and my friends and your thread inspired me to build a bigger one.  The performer is kind of pricey but it would be cool if it was on a cart with a side shelf I could wheel around.

post #23 of 35
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Ah too bad you can't get a Jumbo on clearance...well maybe you can.   Got mine at Target for 19 dollars and i figured at the time i'd at least have a good grill if i couldn't find a pot that would work.     It's amazing what you can find in the fall when all the grills go on clearance. :)

post #24 of 35
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Ah too bad you can't get a Jumbo on clearance...well maybe you can.   Got mine at Target for 19 dollars and i figured at the time I'd at least have a good grill if i couldn't find a pot that would work.     It's amazing what you can find in the fall when all the grills go on clearance. :)

Been to 4 different Targets. No luck. The funny thing is here they are all getting rid of their Garden centers, so not much outdoor stuff anyways. Oh well keep looking.  I did see a Masterbuilt 18"grill that looked promising at Home Depot and it was around $40ish......

 It is taller, but i figure i can cut the legs down to be shorter.

 

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post #25 of 35

Yeah the Target here does not have a Garden Center here either.  Home Depot and Lowes do not have them on closeout either.  $59.95 is the going price.

post #26 of 35

Excellent post. I just picked up a clearance Target Jumbo Joe tonight ($41, hinged grills on clearance for $12) and have been combing Ebay for pots. What brand did you use? Many of the sites have no measurements and it's a little unnerving to order an expensive stock pot with a chance that it might not fit. If you have a brand/model name that would be really helpful.  Thanks for such a nice detailed description!

 

Myles

post #27 of 35
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Yeah the Target here does not have a Garden Center here either.  Home Depot and Lowes do not have them on closeout either.

 

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Excellent post. I just picked up a clearance Target Jumbo Joe tonight ($41, hinged grills on clearance for $12) and have been combing Ebay for pots. What brand did you use? Many of the sites have no measurements and it's a little unnerving to order an expensive stock pot with a chance that it might not fit. If you have a brand/model name that would be really helpful.  Thanks for such a nice detailed description!

 

Myles

Myles it's the Concord 80 Qt Stainless that's on EBAY.    Man do I love that cooker and for under a 200 dollar build it kicks the crap out of a WSM 18.5".   PM me if you got questions, problems or want suggestions.

post #28 of 35

Thanks a lot for the info on the stock pot. I went to an Asian market and Mexican market and none of their 60-80 qt pots fit well. I'll look into the Concord on Ebay.  Myles

post #29 of 35
Good find. I keep looking at my Targets, Walmarts and anywhere that sells them and no luck on a sale one. I am going to keep an eye out until middle next week and then have to breakdown and buy one full price. Going to order my pot at the end of the week.
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Yeah the Target here does not have a Garden Center here either.  Home Depot and Lowes do not have them on closeout either.  $59.95 is the going price.

If its an advertised close out wouldn't Walmart or HD match the price? I just picked up a 22.5 kettle (silver) for $58 from target! I'll be giving away my old one to a buddy.
post #31 of 35

You'll be smokin da kine ahi!

post #32 of 35

Great thread!  Just got a Jumbo Joe.

 

I don't NEED an 18-1/2" WSM substitute, but can't resist building one.  Hoping to find an aluminum pot that fits; otherwise have some ideas about getting a roll of aluminum flashing 20" or 24" wide & riveting it into a cylinder.  Problem: the diameter at the bottom should be ~17-3/4" to fit the JJ kettle but the top should be ~18-1/2" to fit the lid.  If I can't find an affordable pot I'll make a jig & form a tapered cylinder.  A roll of flashing 25' long (5+ times around) is about $35.  50' (10+ times, or 2 5-ply bodies) is only about $10 more.

 

Don't think I'll need to make a charcoal ring, though, as Weber's charcoal baskets for 22-1/2" grill fit well and only cost ~$15.00 a pair:

 

 

Will let you know how it goes!  Hopefully these things will be as popular (& well-supported) as minis someday.

 

Edit:  If I build the body from flashing, I'll make the cylinder a uniform 18" in diameter (not tapered).  The jig will be 2 plywood disks 18" in diameter spaced 16" apart (for 20" flashing) or 20" (for 24" flashing). I'll bend one end of the cylinder in to fit the kettle and flare the other end out to fit the lid.  Will do the bending while it's still on the jig...


Edited by BGMDDY - 10/22/14 at 1:44pm
post #33 of 35
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Great thread!  Just got a Jumbo Joe.

I don't NEED an 18-1/2" WSM substitute, but can't resist building one.  Hoping to find an aluminum pot that fits; otherwise have some ideas about getting a roll of aluminum flashing 20" or 24" wide & riveting it into a cylinder.  Problem: the diameter at the bottom should be ~17-1/2" to fit the JJ kettle, but the top should be ~18-1/2" to fit the lid.  If I can't find an affordable pot I'll make a jig & form a tapered cylinder.  A roll of flashing 25' long (5+ times around) is about $35.  50' (10+ times, or 2 5-ply bodies) is only about $10 more.

Don't think I'll need to make a charcoal ring, though, as Weber's charcoal baskets for 22-1/2" grill fit well and only cost ~$15.00 a pair:


Will let you know how it goes!  Hopefully these things will be as popular (& well-supported) as minis someday.

A couple options for you. I was shown a stainless steel pot on ebay that works great, it was just over $100. Another option is a 30 gallon steel drum.
post #34 of 35

Thanks!  I think FWIsmoker used the Concord pot, on eBay today for $105.55 w/ free shipping.  I'd rather not drill SS so am still hoping to find an aluminum pot.  I sent measurements to WEBstaurantstore.com yesterday; will let you all know how that goes.  If I was ABSOLUTELY SURE the Concord pot fit I might just go w/ it, though... 

post #35 of 35
I bought the pot he recommended and it fits great.

With the correct bits drilling and cutting the SS is a breeze.

This is my build and it went very smooth.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/169845/jarjar-mini-jumbo-build-w-pics
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