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John Setzler

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    Valdese, NC
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    My interests include making cooking videos for the Kamado Joe Cooking Channel on YouTube, photography, guitar, work, and sleep :)
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    Kamado Joe

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  1. Typically my first look videos on a product like this are not reviews or recommendations but just an overview of what it is. This particular smoker has had my attention for a while now because it's a bit different from anything else out there.
  2. I could get one but then it would be considered a biased review.
  3. Its been going on a while and it's not new. It's the Original Classic. They are being sold by Lowes.
  4. My philosophy on this question is if you need the big joe space at least 25% of the time then buy it. Otherwise, just push your classic a little harder on those occasions where you need it. I can cook for plenty of folks on my classic. And YES, two classics is the best situation you could have I am lucky to have two on my deck.
  5. I have been cooking boston butts at 300°F for quite some time now. It's so much easier to put it on in the morning and have it ready for dinner. This particular 9.2 pounder got done on the grill in 5 hrs and 45 minutes, which is much faster than I expected. I was expecting around 8 hours... early finish is always good though
  6. I just made this video one day after i had seen a lot of complaints about not being able to get a particular grill to temp in any reasonable amount of time. Those complaints are normally from inexperience of just never having been shown how to do it. This process would go even faster if I used 4 or 5 starter cubes instead of just 3. The process is all about how much charcoal you get lit. The more you light the faster it will create a wicked airflow through the grill.
  7. I have sealed 300 bags or so since I made this video and it's still working very well.. no issues at all.
  8. I don't feel the need to do that just to prove that natural aspiration is faster. If you have your own temp controller you can test it yourself to see. My iKamand has a much more powerful fan that any other temp controller on the market and running it wide open is slower than natural airflow in this case. Your fan will LIMIT your airflow through the grill when doing this. The grill, especially wtih a big joe, will create much more than 20-25cfm airflow in this situation. If you have a fan blocking the lower vent and running at 5 to 12cfm it will slow you down. It works but its just slower.
  9. @smalljaws If you clean the kontrol tower occasionally between cooks it won't stick. I don't recommend banging on it. You will break the ceramic chimney by doing that. I have seen that happen quite a few times already. When the grill is cool, remove it and wipe it down with fantastic or 409 occasionally and you will be fine.
  10. @Heuer My method works faster than a typical temp controller running wide open.
  11. I like the divider. The KJ version comes with a divider. I use it quite frequently.
  12. The charcoal basket is my #1 recommendation for an add-on. My other #1 recommendation is a temperature control system. The only other tool I think is a MUST is a good instant read digital thermometer.
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