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37CM Weber (Smokey Joe)

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14 Jun 2019 @ 16:50:07 pm
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I am eyeing the 37CM weber skottel braai ( Smokey Joe) , the main attraction is the size and portability. How “practical “ is it for two people.?

I do have the 57cm weber, but it is bulky to travel with. 

Any feedback? 

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14 Jun 2019 @ 16:55:18 pm
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I have a Smokey Joe for just the two of us and used it regularly while touring, although most  but not all sites have break facilities. I used to just stand the Smokey Joe on the site  braai as is has no legs. Been a while since I used it last embarassed

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14 Jun 2019 @ 17:00:09 pm
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Also got one. Very nice but use it seldom in my Swing.

Difficult to carry with. Use mostly at home now. 

When i used to tow with the Bakkie no problem to take with

At last !!!!
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14 Jun 2019 @ 17:09:19 pm
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Smokey Joe is small enough to take with, in it's box it fits under the bed.

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14 Jun 2019 @ 17:23:46 pm
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I use nothing else than my Smokey Joe. When I needed to replace my first one (after many years of use), I decided to buy two - one for the house (which I use in my "binne-braai" and one for the caravan. I'll be using mine again tonight in Maroela in Kruger. I've braaid in places and under circumstances where nobody else could braai. My Smokey Joe is one of two things that I never want to camp without. The other item is my Porta Potti.

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15 Jun 2019 @ 09:09:55 am
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I agree with Chris those are the 2 items that go with us everytime,I cook a full chicken on it take less coals perfect for 2 people, enjoy you wont regret buying it.

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16 Jun 2019 @ 07:21:08 am
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Ek het ook m klein Weber, maar die klein reghoekige een. Hy werk baie lekker as jy iets braai op n indirekte vuur met deksel op.....het al die heerlikste boude op hom gaar gemaak. Maar om hom as n normale braaier te gebruik werk nie so lekker nie....rooster is n paar cm vanaf kole en en hitte so te rof vir sekere braai doel eindes. Ek sal nooit dit as my enigste braai saam neem nie....sal dit slegs saam neem vir die doel van n sekere braai wat ek wil doen...indirekte braai. Maar om jou vraag te beantwoord....jy kan hom met n geruste hart koop, hy staan nie terug met funksionaliteit teenoor die groter weergawes nie

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16 Jun 2019 @ 17:08:38 pm
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Great braai. You won't regret buying it.

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17 Jun 2019 @ 10:20:57 am
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Sal baie goed werk, kry een. 

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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17 Jun 2019 @ 10:22:33 am
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Het die 47cm Webber gekoop vir kamp.

Ek skroef sy pote los en vervoer hom half opgebreek agter in die sleepvoertuig.

Vinnig om weer by kamp aanmekaar te sit.

Het een van die eerste groot Webbers wat die land ingekom het. My sus uit VSA het dit saamgebring.

Gebruik myne vir gewone braai by die huis. Het nie 'n ander braai nie. Bly in 'n meenthuis. Braai baie lekker want jy reguleer sy hitte met die onderste vents as jy hom as gewone braai gebruik. Wanneer ek skaaptjoppe of ribbetjie braai, braai ek dit tot effe bruin en maak dan die deksel toe. Die vleis bak dan en word gerook in sy eie vet rook. Dit maak vir heerlike geirige skaapvleis.

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27 Nov 2019 @ 17:59:35 pm
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Takealot

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27 Nov 2019 @ 23:04:57 pm
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Weber Go anywhere is a great little braai and the legs fold up to secure the lid and the space inside is great for storage of utensils, fire lighters and enough brickets for one or two braais, we have had ours for about 15 years and its still going strong.

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27 Nov 2019 @ 23:12:10 pm
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Weber Go anywhere is a great little braai and the legs fold up to secure the lid and the space inside is great for storage of utensils, fire lighters and enough brickets for one or two braais, we have had ours for about 15 years and its still going strong.

I think mine is also about 15 years old...mine has got the wooden handles. R999 is a bargain

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28 Nov 2019 @ 06:53:43 am
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which one is better between Smokey joe and this go anywhere? Is the shape the only difference between the two? 

 

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28 Nov 2019 @ 07:00:33 am
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which one is better between Smokey joe and this go anywhere? Is the shape the only difference between the two? 

 

I don't know....but I think on the end the results is all the same. The "Go anywhere" might be a bit more compact. I do the same as Brian {Badger} does......fill it with charcoal and fire lighters....the legs folds around the lid and you carry it via the lid handle. If you want to do a direct above the coal braai...it is very hot as the coals are very near to the braai grid....not recommended for items that needs "slow" braaiing

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22 Mar 2020 @ 08:00:40 am
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I managed to get myself a brand new one for a steal price. I have used twice, it fairly small and portable, which was the main draw card ,  but I can braai 4 T-bone steaks at the same time. I am really impressed with it . It’s a money well spent. 

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22 Mar 2020 @ 09:53:09 am
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You will not regret buying a Smokey Joe. When we camp, we make a wood fire for the atmosphere, but we do the braaiing on the Smokey Joe. When I need to braai something that you need to do slowly (like chicken for instance), I close the vents on the lid (not completely) for about 8 - 10 minutes to quench the heat before I put the meat on the grid (just leave the grid off during this quenching period as it becomes too hot and the meat tends o stick to the grid). On this latter topic - I spray the grid with Spray & Cook before I start braaiing. Not only does it help to prevent the meat from sticking to the grid, but it also helps with the cleaning of it afterwards.

My grandson always says that Oupa's meat is tastier that Pappa's. And the only reason is the smoky taste you get (as Proffie mentions above). His Pappa is actually a better braaier than me.

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22 Mar 2020 @ 10:33:05 am
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You will not regret buying a Smokey Joe. When we camp, we make a wood fire for the atmosphere, but we do the braaiing on the Smokey Joe. When I need to braai something that you need to do slowly (like chicken for instance), I close the vents on the lid (not completely) for about 8 - 10 minutes to quench the heat before I put the meat on the grid (just leave the grid off during this quenching period as it becomes too hot and the meat tends o stick to the grid). On this latter topic - I spray the grid with Spray & Cook before I start braaiing. Not only does it help to prevent the meat from sticking to the grid, but it also helps with the cleaning of it afterwards.

My grandson always says that Oupa's meat is tastier that Pappa's. And the only reason is the smoky taste you get (as Proffie mentions above). His Pappa is actually a better braaier than me.

Thanks for the advice. 

Quick one, when you are doing indirect method braai, do you put briquettes on one half of the grid and the meat on the other half or you put the meat on the center and briquettes on the sides?

 

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22 Mar 2020 @ 10:42:39 am
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I've only tried indirect cooking once on the Smokey Joe. It was a whole chicken. With the first Smokey Joe I had, it included the "thingies" you can put on the sides to "box in" the briquettes for indirect cooking. To be honest, I was not extremely successful with my effort. The space between the braai grid and the lid was too little (in my opinion).  Therefore, if I want to do indirect cooking, I use my big Weber (with success, but only at my home as I do not take it with on camping trips).

I notice that Geert (Relaxed Camper) is successful with indirect cooking, but he has a rectangular kettle braai. He can maybe give you better advice.

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22 Mar 2020 @ 11:37:34 am
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I put briquettes only on the one side.....it gives you more space to put meat on the grid

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22 Mar 2020 @ 11:47:24 am
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I put briquettes only on the one side.....it gives you more space to put meat on the grid

I cook the entire meal on it. Photo is on bigger weber, but same principle as small Smokey Joe. Coals on one side and the top airvent 180' to other side....above food

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