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  1. I actually have the pro xxl or something like that but still like the instapot and I love it. I do pot roast with carrots and potatoes in 60 minutes and it comes out falling apart. They don't recommend it for canning (the canning police) but I use it for pint size jars and we haven't died yet. Now that winter is setting in, I will use it more as we live in the Pacific Northwest and when it is raining hard I am not going out to the grill. I made a lot of potato salad and macaroni salad this summer and it went so quick. I will try Chili when it gets a little cooler.
  2. The ability to cook potatoes for mashed potatoes in 4 minutes or cooking them for potato salad (with the eggs on top) made it worth it for me. I can definitely say this will save me on Thanksgiving as it will free up a burner on my stove. A steamer basket with a handle is a must for this. I also want to make a cheesecake but since I only have a 6 qt., I need to find a smaller cheesecake pan.
  3. Hi Jerri. Haven't been on the forum in a long while. Your empanadas look scrumptious. I ate a lot of them when I lived in Panama. Don't remember chimichurri sauce but sounds delicious.
  4. I got an 11 lb pork belly at Costco.
  5. BSA

    Ouch.

    Looks like something I have done before. Unfortunately it is a PIA.
  6. Is that a canning rack you are using? Ingenious. I have been looking for something to use for two surfaces.
  7. I think those pizza looked pretty charred on the bottom. I did like his stretching technique but my dough never seems that relaxed.
  8. I bought my Jr. At a Costco road show in early spring. I also have a Vision pro s. We are using the Jr. 5 nights out of 7. This grill is so easy to use, heats up much faster than the Vision so you aren't waiting an hour to cook. There are only two of us but I cooked burgers for 4 on Sunday with no problem. The burgers were 1/3 lb. you will love it!
  9. Paul, just build your pizza on a piece of parchment paper and slide it on your pizza stone paper and all. Cooks fine and the paper doesn't burn unless it is over the direct fire. Easy peasy.
  10. I've only done one and it was so chewed I threw it out. Always been afraid to cook another one. Maybe this is the impetus to try another.
  11. You can order a cast iron cap from Vision.
  12. BSA

    Joe jr stand

    A friend built this for me. I love it.
  13. Costco pork butts usually come 2 to a pack. You can always freeze one. I have three 6 lb ones in the freezer right now and they will fit nicely on the Jr. One at a time of course.
  14. My mom always grated American cheese, added pimentos, mayo and salt and pepper. Loved it. She was from North Carolina.
  15. I have had a Vision Pro C for six years. I love it. I have never had my firebox crack. Installed new gaskets after the first ones wore out. I did order the nomex ones. I have spent way more in toys for it than the grill costs but I wanted them. I did buy a Kamado Joe Jr. this winter and I find I am using that much more now because there are only two of us. It heats up much faster but for large cooks ( I will be smoking bacon next week), the Vision serves my purposes. I can't imagine getting anything bigger now.
  16. I have to agree with you. I got my Kamado Jr this winter. I don't think I have used my other grill since. I was just talking to the Kamado joe rep today at Costco in Gig Harbor Washington. He also has a Jr and it is the only grill he uses. They had an open bag of the big lump there. I can't imagine using it in a Jr. Unless you broke it up.
  17. I have found that the lump is so big that it won't work in my Jr without taking a hatchet to it. I will have to stick with Royal Oak or the coconut briquettes I have stacked up in a weak buying moment. Nice to have large lump for my Vision though.
  18. I have a large deck box. I think it is made by Lifetime. It keeps everything dry. I have had it three years and it is going strong. I think it was just under $200 on Amazon. It holds a lot of stuff. I have all my smoking wood in three large bins I got as Costco and there is still room for my joetisserie. Cast iron Dutch ovens and extra gear.
  19. I cook in a 5.5 qt Le Creuset. It is usually the knob that can't go over 500 degrees. You can get a metal one to replace the other one. I actually encase the pot and lid in foil for easy cleanup. I actually am doing a chuck roast in it as we speak. It fits my Jr without the deflector.
  20. A lot of ash but it needs to be used up. It's pretty easy to clean the Jr so I can live with it.
  21. A juicy LUCY has the cheese stuffed in the middle. I also add grilled onions with it. Make your patties thin, stuff then mash the patties together around the edges. Doesn't get much better than that.
  22. Oh, my bag also says restaurant lump.
  23. I just opened my first bag of Kamado joe that I got at the Costco roadshow. The pieces were so large that my husband took a hatchet to some so they would fit. I will not be able to use them in my Jr. I will use Royal Oak in it. I am now using the coconut charcoal that a bunch of us bought a couple of years ago from Williams Sonoma. I had forgotten how much ash they produce but need to use them up so they are out of the shed. Happy Grilling.
  24. Our Costco carried both slices and slabs. I am sure you can get a whole slab f you ask. They could be in a different cooler also.
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