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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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 720-062 Low Heat

    huskerdooo, The four and five burner models of that design were notorious for lack of heat. They used 12k btu burners (orifices) as opposed to the 15k btu burners (orifices) used in the three burner that I had. My JA never got hot enough until I enlarged the orifices (drilled them larger). But before you make any changes, please follow the earlier poster's advice to thoroughly clean your burners. Also, you may want to get an oven thermometer or even better a digital one to check your grate temperatures since the hood thermometer is not very accurate.
  8. Who is saying you should cover up SS grates? The OP has to replace his wrapped SS grates which are splitting, hence my recommendation of grillgrates. My original JA (2005 three burner) had solid SS grates, but my second one (2008) had wrapped grates like the OP.
  9. Jim, I agree with you about the charbroil infrared grates to an extent; I would get great grill marks next to grayish-brown meat that was between the grates. My results with the grillgrates are very close to the second picture you showed, although if you like the entire surface of your steak more charred, then grillgrates won't do it for you, and the original CB quantum grates won't even come close. Bottom line, grillgrates perform more like regular grates(with less flare ups) then the CB quantum grates.
  10. Hood, I have to respectfully disagree with you concerning grillgrates. They get wicked hot, as hot or hotter than the solid stainless grates on my first JA and create the darkest grill marks of any grate I have ever used, including porcelain coated cast iron. They are also different from the stock CB "infrared grates" in that they allow a lot more convection heat through because the holes are much larger. As for turning the grill into an oven, there is no difference in the way food tastes with grillgrates, the CB grates, or any of the other grates that I have used with gas grills.
  11. Have you considered GrillGrates, which are anodized aluminum? I have a set on my Charbroil Quantum and they work well and will definately outlast my POS grill. They have the added benefit of reducing flareups and evening out grate temperatures.
  12. Obtaining replacement JA firebox

    grilldaddy13, I had two different JA models (720-061 and 720-336) that both had firebox failures. Although both grills had lifetime warranties on the stainless steel nexgrill could not send out replacement fireboxes since they were not user replaceable, even though the firebox has a part number in the manual. I doubt that you will be able to find a replacement.
  13. 720-062 Low Heat

    If your grill is in working order, then the most common two options to increase the heat are either blocking the large opening at the back of the hood or drilling the orifices to a larger size. Clean everything as Que-Rescue advised to determine if the burners are shot. Also, the temperature gauge is probably not accurate. I had the 720-061 (three burner) years ago and opted to drill open the orifices one size larger and gained over 100 degrees in temperature. Good luck.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.