The J-5 is a competition BBQ pit with a 28″ diameter, 5’4” x 26” cooking chamber mounted on a large trailer that can hold extra goodies like optional side boxes. Jambo never uses pre-fabricated pipe. The cooking chamber is made from rolled 7 gauge carbon steel. The 26″ x 26″ x 30″ insulated firebox has a 7 gauge steel exterior and ¼” carbon steel interior. The firebox door is ¼” steel. Stainless steel hinges, handles and work surfaces. Chrome stack, boiler door, and Jambo’s signature paint job are extra.
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Grill, Smoker, Pig or Lamb Roaster
Charcoal, Logs, More Than One Fuel
1680 square inches
Extra Large and Commercial(about 82 burgers)
780 square inches
Jambo Pits is the brainchild of award winning Pit Master Jamie Geer. Operating out of Fort Worth, TX since 1989, Jambo is known for superior design, performance and beautiful fit and finish. With their colorful enamel paint jobs and characteristic streamlined trailers, Jambo’s large custom pits resemble race cars, (see the red rig below). Geer’s insightful designs based on experience from his competition barbecue days have led numerous teams to victory across the country. They manufacture a variety of smokers from smaller residential models to the big rigs.
The standard finish is high heat, black textured paint, but you can get any colors, graphics or logos you fancy. Geer feels one of Jambo’s key features is low fuel consumption, which he attributes to his heavily insulated fire box. Many folks choose the optional “Boiler” door for the firebox (see inset pic above). Chrome chimneys are another popular add-on.
Published On: 7/21/2014
Last Modified: 3/17/2021
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