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Old 04-17-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Good morning! A few buddies (there will be 3 of us total) and I are going camping in late May. We intend to only eat things that have hooves or gills.
I don't want to bring my OT-Silver because I don't want to take it apart (and this is a great chance to add to my collection).

My question... Should I go with the standard Smokey Joe? If so, gold or silver? Or the Jumbo Joe?

I appreciate all of your thoughts...

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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I would suggest the Jumbo Joe as it is a 18.5in grate. Much more cooking area but same portability as the regular smokey joe.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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If the JJ has the same height as a Smokey Joe Platinum it'll sit taller than a regular SJ, but that's really only an issue if it's going to be hauled in a car trunk and I'm guessing you'll be driving an SUV/truck or pulling a trailer.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Chicken- Actually I will be putting it all in my Honda Accord! Never doubt an Accord!! Great point about the height... Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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WGA...

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I'll stick my vote in for none of the above. Go with a Weber Go-Anywhere! Gives you the option to do indirect cooking.

If I had to pick from your choices, I'd say a jumbo Joe. Mostly since you can set up indirect on it too with lightly more room for food.
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I'll stick my vote in for none of the above. Go with a Weber Go-Anywhere! Gives you the option to do indirect cooking.

If I had to pick from your choices, I'd say a jumbo Joe. Mostly since you can set up indirect on it too with lightly more room for food.
Um, the WGA IS one of the above...
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #8
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I had the perception that people had trouble keeping WGAs lit/hot? Is that inaccurate?
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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Put trailer hitch on Accord. Buy this.

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Check out Brethren Phubar's WGA cook threads. He works magic with his.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #11
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This is the perfect plan!

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #12
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WGA...

^+1, very useful little cooker
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Um, the WGA IS one of the above...
Lol! Fark! I didnt notice you beat me to it G.

Must've posted while I was typing mine up
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:48 AM   #14
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The WGA is the was to go I think. It saves on fuel, easy to store and carry and a great overall performer.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #15
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Well... This whole WGA idea has muddied my water! I hadn't considered it... It sounds like its a better cooker than the SJ or JJ?
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