Jumbo Jim vs 18" Kettle

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by rabbithutch, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.

    ???
     
  2. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  3. 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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2015
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yep what hamr said
     
  5. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Too bad! There's been a rash of 18" kettles for cheap in my CL neighborhood.
     
  6. Don't give up the dream just yet, rabbit. I found this on another thread.

    He said it's an olive oil drum.
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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