Weber 18.5" as Jumbo Joe substitute?

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by suie, May 19, 2014.

  1. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Hi all,

    I've been looking for a Jumbo Joe to make a larger mini. (I think Keith called it the "Jimmy" [​IMG]) 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!

  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

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

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

    suie Meat Mopper

    Thanks Keith, but I don't think I'm patient enough to wait until Fall!!
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    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.  
  5. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    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!!
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    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!
    Last edited: May 19, 2014

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