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I have had excellent results with HiQue Gold Standard nomex. They have become my go-to replacement gaskets for my Vision, my Primo, my KJ Jr. and my Pit Boss.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough. Talk to them and get the kamado-specific gasket for your Vision.
I've had my Vision Diamond B for a few months and decided it was time to clean it up. I already planned on getting a new gasket due to considerable leaking of smoke from the lid. I smoked some ribs earlier and after they were done I opened the vents with the intention of getting to 600 per the video posted on here on cleaning a kamado. Well while I was eating the ribs the temp on the dome therm pinned so it was presumably over 700. I slowly brought it down and when I opened it up I see that I officially killed the already abused gasket that came with the thing. Some of the top gasket melted into the bottom so it is dunzo.
I plan on completing the clean out instructions and replacing the gasket this week. However, I still can't decide which gasket to get. Any opinions that are Vision B specific?
This is my first time replying to a long-gone thread on this forum, hopefully it is okay (I do have a new contribution of FLIR).
Junior vs Junior is interesting. The Joe Jr is clearly the nicer grill. The indirect stone is significantly bigger (I have not done the math but it is a big difference), the stainless steel grate is fantastic, and it can clearly get a lot hotter than the Akorn without missing a beat. I think Joe Jr will end up being a steak searing machine at our house. That said, I think I am going to use the Akorn Jr much much more as our "portable" charcoal grill. The Akorn Jr gives up little at indirect cook temperatures, and is lighter, cooler on the outside, and "seems" tougher for travel with the lock in grate. Based on my informal testing it will also cool down faster, especially if the charcoal is removed.
I was surprised at how hot the Joe Jr was getting on the exterior at 400 degree indirect cooks so I took out a FLIR to take a look. I am going to do a lot more temperature checks just for my own learning, but the difference in philosophy between insulation of dome (Akorn) and ceramic heating (Kamado Joe) is visually apparent looking at infrared. Akorn was about 150, Joe about 250. I would like to get two cooks settled at one temperature for several hours and try this again.
Those look great! An open flame does wonders for sausage in my opinion.... crisps up the skin and gives them a good snap. I usually pierce a couple of holes in mine towards the end to let the fat drain off a bit.... makes it seem healthier.
Just temp’d it.... upper 180’s in the coolest part. Won’t be too long now....
Today was absolutely gorgeous. Couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Spring fever has taken hold of me big time!!!!!
Can’t wait to drag the kk out to the back deck so I have some real estate to cook with right out the kitchen instead of just junior out there when the weather is nice.