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Old 03-20-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default Smokey Joe Platinum vs Jumbo Joe?

Which would you rather have?

I hear that there are airflow problems with the side vents on the Platinum. I also hear that there are problems with the build quality of the Jumbo Joes.

I want one, but am not sure which.

Thoughts Brethren???

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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I have a SJP. Airflow is not an issue, from my experience. I like the new Jumbo Joe for the standard 18.5 grate, but can't see myself buying one, since what I have works -- and I can still order 18-inch grates from Weber.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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I wasn't aware that the SJP are still available? I bought one about 5 or 6 years ago, right after they quit making them. I love it. Great for tailgating or taking to the lake. I use it at home to make the smoked-mashed potatos while I'm grilling on my Performer. No air flow problems here either. If I had a complaint, it would be how the handle holds the air vents in place and when handling it by the handle, it sometimes pulls out of the hole...maybe that was what you were refering to??? Other than that, no problems. It chokes out charcoal like a champ when you want it to.
I did see that Amazon has the Jumbo Joe for 59.99 with free shipping right now...
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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If the intent was for mini-WSM conversion, I'd go with the SJG. If I was planning for portable grilling, I think the SJP/Jumbo Joe would be my choice.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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they are both nice and both would work well. the new jj is a bit smaller and the coals will be closer to the cooking grate so need to take that into consideration. i have a sjp and see no need for the jj unless i can get one really cheap.
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