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Jumbo Jim vs 18" Kettle

post #1 of 7
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I've been reading about those of you who have made WSM-like smokers starting with the Weber Jumbo Jim grill and adding a 60 quart stock pot. I was wondering if anyone has used an 18" kettle for this. It would certainly reduce the stooping and bending, and if it is too tall it should be fairly simple to shorten the legs.

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post #2 of 7
I saw a jumbo joe premium in Walmart
It had legs!!! Shorter than the 18 " silver and the top was less dome-like it was like $68.
I think it would be perfect for a jumbo WSM
post #3 of 7
For the jumbo joe you need an 80 qt pot. The one I used is 20" tall which puts the top of the pot somewhere around 30-33" high. If I had started with a kettle, even though it would require a different pot, I probably would have had to shorten the legs. The kettle will probably put the top of the pot up around 4 feet high or more.
post #4 of 7
Yep what hamr said
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Too bad! There's been a rash of 18" kettles for cheap in my CL neighborhood.
post #6 of 7
Don't give up the dream just yet, rabbit. I found this on another thread.


He said it's an olive oil drum.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by rabbithutch View Post

Too bad! There's been a rash of 18" kettles for cheap in my CL neighborhood.

I used a 52 qrt pot.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/184718/52-quart-sazon-pot-mini-finished

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