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  1. I learned something yesterday while grilling babyback ribs on my Broil King Signet. I placed two waterpans over the unlit center and right burners and placed the ribs on a rib rack over the pans. I placed my Maverick digital probe over the water pans and under the rib rack and used the left burner on high. The temp probe showed 210 degrees for most of the cook but I could tell that the grill was much hotter. The hood thermometer, which I usually ignore, said 450. I moved the probe to the top of the rib rack later in the cook, and it read 410! I then placed the probe in the middle of the rack and it was 365. The ribs were very good, but I guess the moral of the story is to place your temp probe as close to the middle of the mass of what you are cooking.
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    Broil King Regal burner removal

    I have a Signet but it should be similar. The top of the bar in the front needs to be removed; there are a couple of places where you can place a flat head screwdriver and twist it to unlock the top of the bar.
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    730-0164 - can i replace the grill "box" ?

    I had two different models of JA (2005 and 2008) and both had firebox failures. Nexgrill did not have replacements for either grills back then just 2 years after each model was new. You will probably have to fix it on your own.
  4. After having owned two different Nexgrill "Jenn-Airs" I would suggest that you look at a different brand. Both JA's had firebox failures that Nexgrill could not remedy other than replacing the first one with a newer model, and then giving me a prorated refund for the second. You would do better buying a lowly Char-broil which would at least have good customer support. Take a look at Broil King; they have some small cast aluminum firebox grills with excellent support. that are not that expensive.
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    Newbie Looking for a Grill!!!

    Beef, good decision dumping the Charbroil. Even Weber's entry level gas grills will outlast the CB by a long time. The IR Charbroils are a pain to keep clean and will rust even if you religiously clean them. Good luck with your new Weber.
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    Newbie Looking for a Grill!!!

    That grill looks like the updated Quantum that I got in 2010. The firebox failed and was replaced by CB within 8 months and the stainless steel grates/emitters failed at 9 months and were also replaced by CB. All three of the thermometers broke after a year. Overall, the grill cooks well, but is not well built. Charbroil has changed the "infrared" grate system with cast iron grates, but my bet is that the stainless steel emitters will rust very quickly. Good luck with your new grill and please register it with CB and keep your receipt.
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    Broil King Baron Series (particularly 490)

    Grilla, The BK looks like a good alternative to a Weber. Please post pictures when the grill arrives and give your impressions of it.
  8. Oakley, You don't modify the burners at all, you would drill the 4 orifices larger to increase the btu's. To enlarge the orifices, you need to remove the burners and then unscrew the brass orifices which are located where the burners fit at the front of the grill. It is easy to do, and makes a big difference. There are drill bits which are specifically sized to correspond to a certain btu rating. Good luck.
  9. Oakley, There are two problems with that grill which is similar to the 2004-2005 4 and 5 burner JA cart grills--the huge gap at the top of the hood lets too much heat out, and the 12k burners are too weak. You have a couple of options on how to increase the heat--either reduce the size of the gap or drill your orifices to a larger diameter. Before you decide to try either suggestions, make sure that your setup allows you to safely modify your grill without the risk of overheating the enclosure. Good luck.
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    Would you buy another?

    JeffW, I have had 2 different JA grills and I would not buy either of them again. My first one was a 2005 model which was replaced by a 2008 model after 2.75 years because the firebox bottom was rotting away. The newer model is a better cooker, but is not solidly built. Neither model is a "lifetime" unit and both of them required new burners and flame tamers a lot sooner than they should have--every year for the old model with brass burners and at the 15 month mark for the latest model with the stainless steel tube burners. Ronald, Lowes has two built-in JA models on their website, and Sams had a model on their website a couple of weeks ago, which is not on now. The Sams version had a painted (black) cart and black accents. I don't know if it is made by Nexgrill.
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    Jenn Air 720-0063-LP Low Heat Customer Service

    steveski, If your grill is propane, you might have a bad regulator. They cost about 20 bucks at Lowe's or Home Depot. Good luck.
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    Jenn Air 720-0063-LP Low Heat Customer Service

    I placed an order for flame tamers in August a couple of years back, and they were backordered until December. They actually did not tell me that they were on backorder and sent me the wrong flame tamers. A couple of calls later, they admitted that the parts were on backorder but that the flame tamers that they sent should work on my grill, although they would not lock in place and would slide side to side. I sent them back and waited the four months for the correct part. Hopefully you won't have to wait that long for your burners.
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    Jenn Air 720-0063-LP Low Heat Customer Service

    Someone this past week said that Grill Services is now shipping cast iron burners instead of brass replacements.
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    720-0061LP Brass Burners Cooked?

    ChicagoGrill, I've called CS a couple of times for different parts and was never asked to fax them a receipt. They asked for my serial number only. You shouldn't have any problems getting new burners. Good luck.
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    720-0061LP Brass Burners Cooked?

    I have had burners shipped and flame tamers shipped on two separate occasions and the shipping fee was 14.99 each time.
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