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Bought a Smokey Joe, but going to return it

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10 13 12:10 pm    Post subject: Bought a Smokey Joe, but going to return it Reply with quote

So my little 14" kettle that I use all the time is getting on in age, the finish isn't great on the grate, there fore sticky and I decided to replace it.
So I decided to pick up a smokey joe, gold 14" from Wally World, not on display, but I grabbed it, sure that this was the gold standard for a small grill.
So I get it home and unpack it, and as soon as I put the grate into the bottom and put the lid on I realize that this is not for me. My old one had a bubble lid but the SJ is much more flat on top. I cook a lot of whole chicken, and just looking at it I know that it will never work for me. Too bad.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10 13 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you can try a BBQ Pro brand at Sears or KMart. might even find a closeout deal in store.

http://www.kmart.com/bbq-pro-14inch-kettle-charcoal-grill-w-hinge/p-028W027012420001P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=G4

http://www.searsoutlet.com/14-Kettle-Charcoal-Grill-w-Hinge-and-Latch/d/product_details.jsp?pid=94303&mode=seeAll
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10 13 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before you give up on it you might try taking a pc. of 10" alum. flashing rolled to the size of the inside lip of the grill & lid, drill and install 3 pop rivets. You now have a 14" that can hold a rib roast, yard bird, or even a butt...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10 13 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Bought a Smokey Joe, but going to return it Reply with quote

bootlegguy wrote:
So my little 14" kettle that I use all the time is getting on in age, the finish isn't great on the grate, there fore sticky and I decided to replace it.
So I decided to pick up a smokey joe, gold 14" from Wally World, not on display, but I grabbed it, sure that this was the gold standard for a small grill.
So I get it home and unpack it, and as soon as I put the grate into the bottom and put the lid on I realize that this is not for me. My old one had a bubble lid but the SJ is much more flat on top. I cook a lot of whole chicken, and just looking at it I know that it will never work for me. Too bad.


Maybe have a look at the Jumbo Joe. I'm hearing lots of good reports on them.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10 13 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jess wrote:
Before you give up on it you might try taking a pc. of 10" alum. flashing rolled to the size of the inside lip of the grill & lid, drill and install 3 pop rivets. You now have a 14" that can hold a rib roast, yard bird, or even a butt...


+ 1 ...Good tip for the price of the Smokey Joe! Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11 13 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad used to cook alot of whole chickens on his smokey joe. I want to say they were wrapped in foil and put directly on the coals, he called it no-peek chicken. I think he got that grill used when I was a little kid and more than 25 years later it is still the only charcoal grill he owns.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13 13 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like my Old Smokey cooker, grate is a good distance from the coals and the lid has enough room for a beer can turkey if you wanted to cook one.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13 13 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can google mini wsm and find lots on info, it's basically a Smokey Joe and a 32 quart tamale pot.
I made mine for about $75 and it works very well
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14 13 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another plug for the Jumbo Joe...I just upgraded to the Jumbo Joe after burning my Smokey Joe charcoal grate up (10yrs old). THe extra size is great!!!
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