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BYBBQ
12-10-2009, 06:53 PM
I have to say that they really pack these things good. It took longer to unpack things than it did to put it together. Putting it together was really easy. In all, it only took about 30 minutes to put things together. 2 - 1/2" nuts to tighten on the legs and 12 machine screws on the handles.
Now that it's ready to season, I guess I need to give it a name. Since it's a "Bubba", I'm thinkin' a Bubba name is in order. :roflmaoha0: Maybe something like......BillyJoeRayBob. :roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

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the stand is very heavy and well braced

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back part of stand brace and hinge

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on the stand with the handles attached...the intake vent has a screen and is stainless

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top vent is heavy cast iron

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thermo can calibrated

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main cooking grate is cast iron ( this is standard ). the grate is nice and smooth, well made. It can used at two different cooking heights ( built in ) the bottom fire grate is also cast iron. You can see it in the bottom in the pic.

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this is the raised second level cooking grate in place if you were using it.

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Handy feature, it swivels out of the way to make it easier to tend to food on the main grate.

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with the shelves snapped in place. nice feature, but this is the one thing I wasn't impressed with. they seem a little small and they could be heavier built, but time will tell.

It also comes with all the bars and pins for attaching it to your class 2-3 or 4 hitch to take it tailgating.
And it come with a multi-tool for lifting the grates, ash removal, and a couple other jobs.

Over-all I'm impressed with the fit and finish.

Now it's time to season all the cast iron and the get it dirty. :woohoo:

BigAL
12-10-2009, 06:59 PM
Very nice, Jim! That thing looks like fun.:thumbs up:

Now, get on w/it!!! I'd like to see some dirty pix!(no, not of you):msn-wink::roflmaoha0:

Joneser
12-10-2009, 07:36 PM
Very Nice., Jim. It looks like it's well built. Happy Cooks on Bubba Joe.

Vermin99
12-10-2009, 07:46 PM
Hope it cooks as good as it looks.

californiasmokin
12-10-2009, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the evaluation.
It looks well thought out!

jerry516planes
12-10-2009, 08:36 PM
Looks like a great cooker!

Now, Where is the Meat?

californiasmokin
12-10-2009, 08:40 PM
Is it insulated?

SmokyOkie
12-10-2009, 10:51 PM
I looked at their website a while back, and they didn't do near the job of reviewing that you did.

It looks like a great little cooker!

I can't wait to see what you find out when you use it!

thanx for taking time to share.

BTW- how's the new job coming?

BYBBQ
12-11-2009, 06:23 AM
Is it insulated?


I looked at their website a while back, and they didn't do near the job of reviewing that you did.

It looks like a great little cooker!

I can't wait to see what you find out when you use it!

thanx for taking time to share.

BTW- how's the new job coming?

Paul, it's insulated. Double-walled metal with 2000 insulation packed in-between.

Tim, it's going good. Just very different from what I had done before. I'm starting to like settle in and it's getting easier.

peculiarmike
12-11-2009, 09:16 AM
Liking it so far! Show us more. With smoke coming out of it. :wings:

tomshoots
12-11-2009, 06:53 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah. C'm on with the dirty pix! :roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:
Seriously, that looks cool! Can't wait to see how Bubba cooks!

stoked&smoked
01-17-2010, 02:14 PM
I have 2 of the kegs and I really like the versitility of them and the way they cook. You can cook brisket slow (10 to 12 hrs) with one load of coal, or you can run some mean steaks at 750 or so. They are like the BGE but you don't have to worry about it falling over and breaking like w/ BGE.

Primo
01-17-2010, 02:18 PM
Nice .whers the pics of the dirty grill and food .:thumbs up:

Primo
01-17-2010, 02:19 PM
I have 2 of the kegs and I really like the versitility of them and the way they cook. You can cook brisket slow (10 to 12 hrs) with one load of coal, or you can run some mean steaks at 750 or so. They are like the BGE but you don't have to worry about it falling over and breaking like w/ BGE.My xtr lrg egg dosent fall over at all .now the med will tip just leaning on it.

californiasmokin
01-17-2010, 02:19 PM
I have 2 of the kegs and I really like the versitility of them and the way they cook. You can cook brisket slow (10 to 12 hrs) with one load of coal, or you can run some mean steaks at 750 or so. They are like the BGE but you don't have to worry about it falling over and breaking like w/ BGE.

:sign0016:Why don't you go to "Cmon in and sit down" and introduce yourself.

Zeeker
01-17-2010, 04:55 PM
I think it looks great Jim. Now get it dirty. lol :thumbs up: