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  1. #1
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    Default First thoughts on the Bubba Keg

    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. Maybe something like......BillyJoeRayBob.


    the stand is very heavy and well braced


    back part of stand brace and hinge


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


    top vent is heavy cast iron


    thermo can calibrated


    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.


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


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


    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.
    Jim

  2. #2
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    Very nice, Jim! That thing looks like fun.

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

    Mistakes - It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

  3. #3
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    Very Nice., Jim. It looks like it's well built. Happy Cooks on Bubba Joe.
    ~Brian~
    BBQ Jones comp team
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  4. #4
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    Hope it cooks as good as it looks.
    Weber 26.75 OTG,Weber 22.5 Blue Performer, Weber 22.5 OTG with Weber Rotisserie, UDS, 18.5 " WSM,Weber Jumbo Joe

    John

  5. #5
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    Thanks for the evaluation.
    It looks well thought out!
    Paul

    CBBQA
    18.5 Weber Smokey Joe Platinum
    22.5 Weber One Touch
    Ugly Drum

  6. #6
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    Looks like a great cooker!

    Now, Where is the Meat?
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
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  7. #7
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    Is it insulated?
    Paul

    CBBQA
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    22.5 Weber One Touch
    Ugly Drum

  8. #8
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    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?

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by californiasmokin View Post
    Is it insulated?
    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    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.
    Jim

  10. #10
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    Liking it so far! Show us more. With smoke coming out of it.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

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