Have you got some awesome pictures of your Jumbo in action?
Have you done any modifications you are willing to share?
Send me pictures and I would love to post them! E-mail your pictures to David@BbqDryRubs.com. Please include a description of your picture as well as your name (if you would like it to be published).
Here is a great video from Tom Horseman showing hi JJ in action. Tom added a vent handle and lid thermometer to his Jumbo and then beefed it up with the Slow n Sear charcoal basket and a hinged grate. This is a great set of mods!!
Watch Tom walk you through this beauty and fire it up for some Country Style Ribs! (Be sure to subscribe to his Youtube channel!)
Jumbo Joe Compared to Smokey Joe Platinum
Eric Puente was awesome enough to share pictures of the Jumbo Joe and the Smokey Joe Platinum side by side. This was the first time I had seen these two awesome grills together. I hadn’t realized that the Platinum was so much larger than the Jumbo.
Eric also has the table for the Jumbo Joe. The verdict is that the table is a little flimsy but worth the money.
Eric also has the Craycort cast iron grill grates which apparently fit in both the Jumbo and Platinum.
Here is a great idea from Nicolò Eugelmi!
Nicolò figured out that you could spend $40 for an Brinkman charcoal smoker and use the middle section to turn the Jumbo into an amazing full size smoker!
Think about that…if you can pick up the Jumbo on sale at Target for $30 and get the ECB at a Big Box store for $40 then you can have something very similar to an 18.5 WSM for less than $100!!!
Here are a few more pictures…
Nicolò did a thermometer modification on the lid. He found he got the best temperature control by leaving the top vent open and adjusting the lower vent.
Here is a beautiful slab of ribs cooked in this sweet set-up! I know what I am doing this weekend!!
The body of the ECB is not a perfect fit on the Jumbo Joe..the ECB body has a smaller diameter body. I bet a “snake roll” of aluminum foil at the bottom would help seal and stabilize the set-up. What an awesome idea!!
Flashing Smoker with Brackets
Kevin Jeansonne converted his Jumbo into a smoker with a 14″ x 10′ roll of flashing and states that it is the best smoker he owns! Kevin used some one dollar brackets to give the grate a place to sit.
Here are some great shots from Ed Delosreyes
Ed has upgraded to the Craycort grates and loves them. The only downside is that they are heavy which is something to think about if you are going to be carrying your Jumbo for any significant distance.
Ed has also done the barrel extension modification and added some handles.
Nice capacity shot, Ed!
Ed is pretty pleased with the Weber grill table as well.
Thanks for the feedback on the Craycort cast iron grill grates and Weber table, Ed! Appreciate you sharing the pictures. Everything looks awesome!
Here is a beautiful Table Build from Renato Ferreira!
Looks like he also went for the Craycort grates and thermometer addition!
I love the storage space under the table as well as the chimney hook.
Beautiful work! Great inspiration!
Cool additions from Matt in the Netherlands:
Matt upgraded his Jumbo with original Weber parts that I haven’t seen for sale in the US yet. Looks like the Europeans have the Gourmet Barbecue System for 18.5 inch kettles.
He also installed the “Rapid Fire Charcoal Grate”. I can honestly say that I have never seen or heard of these until Matt sent me the pictures.
The best part about these upgrades was that in order to get them Matt had to buy a new 18.5 inch One Touch kettle to swap out the grates. He put the standard grates back into the new kettle and sold it to someone who didn’t need the Gourmet Barbecue System. 🙂
I love the hustle!
Hope we get to see the GBS for the Jumbo in the States sometime soon!