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Weber 18.5" as Jumbo Joe substitute?

post #1 of 6
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Hi all,

 

I've been looking for a Jumbo Joe to make a larger mini. (I think Keith called it the "Jimmy" :biggrin:) I can't find one for less than $60. I've seen the regular Weber 18.5" kettle grills on Craigslist for as low as $25, though. Has anyone ever used one of these? I was thinking I could trim the legs down to make it shorter. And since they're pretty cheap now, using a Pro Q Stacker for the pot. Before I head down this path, though, does anyone know of any reason why this wouldn't work?

 

Thanks for any advice!

 

Suie

post #2 of 6

LOL....yep it's a Jimmy!

 

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I think it would work, just verify the measurements.    You'll be able to find JJ's on clearance this Fall if you wait.   

post #3 of 6
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Thanks Keith, but I don't think I'm patient enough to wait until Fall!!

post #4 of 6

I know how the impatience is Suie so I can't fault you on that!  lol       ProQ stackers barely fit with the jumbo Joes  (upside down) because i was looking into them before i decided on a stainless steel pot so I don't know how'd they be with a kettle. 

 

I can give you a link to the pot i got if you go that route.  

post #5 of 6
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From your post it sounded pretty tough to drill through the stainless steel, so I was hoping for something for something easier! I think I'll give the stacker a try and hope the kettle might be a bit bigger. I'll let you know if that doesn't work and I need the link to your pot. Thanks!!

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From your post it sounded pretty tough to drill through the stainless steel, so I was hoping for something for something easier! I think I'll give the stacker a try and hope the kettle might be a bit bigger. I'll let you know if that doesn't work and I need the link to your pot. Thanks!!

I got the hole drilling licked after starting with the larger 1" step bit....after that it was a cake walk.

 

Wow... a little less then 10 bucks cheaper than when i bought it!   Ugh...lol

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-80-QT-Quart-Polished-Stainless-Steel-Stock-Pot-Brewing-Kettle-Large-w-Lid-/190828810544?pt=Cookware&hash=item2c6e489130

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