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ClintHTX
10-04-2015, 12:45 PM
My wife purchased me a Weber jumbo joe and I love it. Perfect for little cooks for the wife and I. One thing I can't figure out is cleaning the ash out. It does not have the easy clean like my 22.5 what's the big deal? Am I missing something or is there a mod to make it easier. Please help!

Bebe
10-04-2015, 12:54 PM
the only thing i did is put a bolt through the vent bend, easier to turn w/o reaching underneath...

something like this (not my pic):
http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a474/deains/Traeger%20Food%202013/_8129732_zps7abc6ede.jpg

Bludawg
10-04-2015, 01:00 PM
I have a lil Joe I turn it over and dump the ash out :doh:

dadsr4
10-04-2015, 01:02 PM
I own two of the old daisy-wheel kettles. You can make an ash scoop out of an empty plastic bottle. I used an empty vodka bottle someone dumped by my mail box. Salad dressing bottles work, also. Scoop out the ashes with the vent closed after the ashes have cooled.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa345/dadsr4/BBQ/Ashcleaning_zpse274425d.jpg

cholloway
10-04-2015, 01:10 PM
Shop vac.

cueball21
10-04-2015, 01:20 PM
the only thing i did is put a bolt through the vent bend, easier to turn w/o reaching underneath...

something like this (not my pic):
http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a474/deains/Traeger%20Food%202013/_8129732_zps7abc6ede.jpg

I tried a bolt but found that it gets too hot to touch with a bare hand. I then got some half-inch dowel and cut 3-4" pieces and use a screw into the end of it. Pre-drill with an appropriate diameter bit for the screw. The wood disperses heat better than the metal bolt.

Do both the top and bottom vents. I've done this on my OTG and my Performers. I don't know why Weber doesn't change the vents and place handles in them from the factory. This is the most common mod I've seen, and it is almost ubiquitous among those who use their grills frequently.

As for the ash, I wait until it is thoroughly cooled (I actually run my bare hand around in it to be certain) then remove the lid and both grates and dump ashes in the trash can.

dadsr4
10-04-2015, 01:23 PM
Or you can use three of these
http://blog.sndimg.com/hgtv/design/Briana/binder-clip-1.jpg
to hold the ash pan on
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa345/dadsr4/Cookers/A%20kettle_zps1vkxpy6n.jpg
and just dump the cold ashes into a trash can.