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Everything posted by ndg_2000

  1. If you search for either pittboss Dansons or Louisiana grills they are all the same company
  2. I have a cast iron lid I use for smash burgers I take the handle off and place it upsidedown straight on the cooking grate works perfectly for me. Or think about an all cast iron frying pan
  3. To be honest I would think of just putting felt on the feet of the firebox and returning it to the grill the weight of the firebox on the felt will compress the high spots and fill the low spots
  4. I'm not affiliated with them but kamado.co.uk do accessories that fit just look for the number on the website and give them a ring they will be able to help you find what you need I think it is the 23inch accessories for the costo Louisiana grill
  5. Yes I have bought a 7 inch steel deep pan pizza dish that I am going to cut to make a heat deflector. But in the mean time do exactly the same as you did for the chicken cook but I would have put the foil tray under your cooking grate to try and give yourself an air gap
  6. Hi I'm in the UK and have also bought a Lidl kamado to have a smaller kamado for quick grilling and cooks where my big kamado is just too big. I bought this cover for mine which has not yet arrived but I will add photos of it on the Lidl kamado when it does https://www.kamado.co.uk/YNNI-Universal-1314-inch-Kamado-Cover-14inch-No-Logo-TQAYBS2_p_260.html
  7. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Onlyfire-Cooking-System-Kettle-Similar/dp/B084RRCMWW Link to UK Amazon
  8. Just wondered do the original cooking grates fit back in with this Webber D&C
  9. I cut the hinge of the top rack on my 24 it offers the flexibility of only using half of the rack whilst cooking on the bottom rack also if you want all of it it's easy to reinstall. You don't need to worry about the rack falling either as the arms on the rear rack support it
  10. Please don't use the cheap Costco instant light stuff in your kamado it can leave a residue in the ceramic and a weird flavour in your food. It is impregnated with wax to help it burn and when lit in a ceramic kamado it can get into the ceramic. Just use the lump wood charcoal in your Pitt boss and keep the instant light stuff for metal grill type barbeque or a chiminea. If you have used it clean out all of the ash in the bottom of your kamado and I would do a high temperature cleaning burn to make sure you get rid of any residue.
  11. Yes this is what I do just invest in a good pair of BBQ gloves
  12. You may be better using brake caliper paint as it's formulation is for high temperature application
  13. Hi If you search the forum for Kinuurayaki pottery you may find a few threads here that will help nige
  14. Hobbies other than cooking DIY I have uploaded some photos of my previous projects here. I enjoy Woodturning (I'm still learning) and I also enjoy riding my motorcycle which my friend has just finished a complete overhaul/rebuild on for me
  15. I usually put my hand in the smoke coming out of my top vent and then smell that. I gives a good indication of what the meat will taste of
  16. I don't think it antique I think it's from either the 60's or 70's. If you are planning to use it I would not be looking to go over 300f as the ceramic that it is made from won't take those temperatures. If you have a look through the treads here there are some rebuild threads with very similar kamados featured
  17. If you take off the back plate off the hinge then remove the springs (easiest done when the lid is open) you need someone holding the handle to make sure the lid doesn't slam down. Then with the lid closed as best you can you should be able to loosen the band's enough to adjust the hinge band's so the lid will close. Then tighten up the bands replace the springs and the back plate and you should be good to go. I wouldn't advise adjusting the bands in place without taking the springs off the hinge. I have heared they can move with some force.
  18. Something like this would hold the fire box together and it's adjustable if it loosens off
  19. I would do the same as most of the kamados on here do and add a layer to your lid as well it should help even out the differences between the lid and base
  20. hi i wouldn't purposely break the kamado base just to glue the sections together. I have seen people on here use fibre glass matting and the type of fire cement you have to glue up fire boxes that have cracked. you have to make sure the inside of the kamado is spotlessly clean even if that means sanding the inside, either side of the crack and scraping out where the crack is and driving in the fire cement with a scraper into the crack from the inside. then apply the fibre glass matting then apply the fire cement over the top and smooth out. leave this to dry out for a few days and then fire up the kamado. i REALLY wouldn't take this up to high temperatures after the crack now as the heat will make the body want to deform A metal strap is a good idea as an additional precaution if you glue up the inside as well have a look at this video thi is the kind of thing im thinking of
  21. if you put another layer of nomex on the top you wont have any problems again with the top vent . you may have a bit of fun getting the top vent settled down on it but after that and a few cooks it beds in and wont fall off i did this mod as mine was loose
  22. I would love to but I'm the wrong side of the Atlantic
  23. I have e decided this is the last time I'm going through this process to fix up this keg kamado. its not that i dont use it, i do its just that the time and effort and money i have spent on re-making the interior each year i could buy a mini ceramic kamado and get the same use of it. Right after looking carefully at the damage i could see the insulating concre was too soft to support the stress of the fire cement being knocked together when the lid was closing. With that i mind i decided to firm up the concrete with water glass (Sodum silicate) before re applying the fire cement. here are the before pictures sorry the photo of the base is a bit blurred i didn't realize until after i started
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