New Smokey Joe

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New Smokey Joe

Postby London Irish » 06 Sep 2012, 14:19

Hi all,

Was talking to a couple of Weber reps this morning and they told me that Weber are launching a new portable unit in January......The Jumbo Joe. Same as the current model but 47cm diameter!!! :D
I've refrained from buying a new portable this year due to none really being big enough for joints, chickens etc (apart from the Cobb), so this will definitely be on my list of things to buy!!!


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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby aris » 06 Sep 2012, 14:31

I'm wondering why they don't sell the go-anywhere here in the UK:

http://www.weber.com/explore/grills/por ... anywhere-2

I saw a review of it on Youtube - and it looks good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9kU8nEI1Is
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby Swindon_Ed » 06 Sep 2012, 14:48

aris wrote:I'm wondering why they don't sell the go-anywhere here in the UK:


They used to but a new UK health & safety law came in last year which meant they had to stop selling it, something to the distance the handle was from the main body of the lid.
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby London Irish » 06 Sep 2012, 14:52

That's right Ed, something to do with no heat shield, I think.
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby aris » 06 Sep 2012, 14:56

Looking at pictures - the handle on the Smokey Joe looks identical to the one on the Go Anywhere - and for that matter, the same as the One Touch.
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby RobinC » 06 Sep 2012, 15:06

But there's no heat shield. Have to admit quite like the idea of a larger smokey joe - I'd be thinking of getting a 47 compact and hacking the legs in some way
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby London Irish » 06 Sep 2012, 15:09

RobinC wrote:But there's no heat shield. Have to admit quite like the idea of a larger smokey joe - I'd be thinking of getting a 47 compact and hacking the legs in some way



That's the road I almost went down, glad I didn't! ;)
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby Swindon_Ed » 06 Sep 2012, 15:10

aris wrote:Looking at pictures - the handle on the Smokey Joe looks identical to the one on the Go Anywhere - and for that matter, the same as the One Touch.


When i say a longer handle i mean that the arms that hold the plastic are longer to be further away from the lid, the plastic bit is still the same.

RobinC wrote:But there's no heat shield. Have to admit quite like the idea of a larger smokey joe - I'd be thinking of getting a 47 compact and hacking the legs in some way


I've got an old 57 OTG with a serious case of weber leg which i use without the legs when i need a porable. It sit's very well on the ash collector.
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby London Irish » 08 Sep 2012, 09:45

Forgot to mention that the Jumbo Joe will have an accompanying 'smaller' chimney starter too...nice touch :)
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Re: New Smokey Joe

Postby Pecker » 08 Sep 2012, 10:32

London Irish wrote:Forgot to mention that the Jumbo Joe will have an accompanying 'smaller' chimney starter too...nice touch :)


Many thanks for the information. I'm looking forward to this.

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