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Chris Topher

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  1. I usually check to see who the seller is before buying from Amazon and have much more confidence when an item says "Ships from" and "Sold by" Amazon.com. That being said, I have been an Amazon customer since the time that they were just an online bookstore, and I'd prefer not to think about how much money I have spent at Amazon over the last 20+ years. Over that span, I have had MAYBE ten, but probably more like five, issues with a purchase. They have always made it right (by refund, replacement, or price adjustment) with little or no fuss. I have never received anythin
  2. Hmmm. Interesting points that hadn’t occurred to me. Thanks for this perspective!
  3. what about the sharks? or the lions? we may be near the top of the food chain, but a tiny irukandji jellyfish can kill an adult human. And, as we've all learned over the last year, that a simple virus (which is barely in the category of a life form and some debate that it is not a life form and merely a biological chemical) has the capability of wiping out an entire civilization. Back to topic of impossible meat, I haven't tried it and have no desire to do so. If placed in front of me, I'd probably try it out of curiosity. Given the choice between a fresh home-made vegg
  4. As others have mentioned, it says not to exceed 700*F. That being said, I'm not even sure that you could exceed that stated limit, even if you tried. (Well, I guess if you really, really tried, you could easily exceed 700*F; I mean under regular/normal conditions of typical lump charcoal, naturally aspirated...). I've fired up my Classic I with the DoJoe, with a full basket of lump (RO or KJ), bottom vent wide open, top vent closed, basically according to normal conditions, and the dome temp never exceeded about 650F. I think its design prevents getting up to the 450-500C/840-930F range.
  5. This is a very interesting thread. Lots of good information.
  6. A soak in an equal mix of white vinegar and water should go a long way in removing/dissolving the rust. Then, go at it with mechanical scrubbing. Here's a good resource on cast iron cleaning: https://www.castironcollector.com/cleaning.php If this is the fire grate, I don't see the point in seasoning it, or actually, even spending too much time on rust removal. In the firebox, any seasoning would likely be burned right off, leaving bare cast iron, which will rust again. A high temp cook off will cook off any seasoning on the fire grate, or other cast iro
  7. In another thread, I basically commented that the Ooni is good enough for me... YOU'RE KILLING ME!
  8. I agree with @John Setzlerthat the ooni is a one-trick-pony and is pretty much limited to pizza. Ooni does claim that their ovens are more versatile, but they are on the small side (the Oono Karu, which is what I have, can’t handle anything bigger than a 12” pizza) and have a pretty short (height-wise) “mouth”). I can’t comment on pellet-fed soot issues, since the Karu is wood/coal-fed or gas-fed, with an optional propane burner. I don’t have soot problems with either wood/lump or gas (obviously, for the latter). when I bought the ooni.m, I did not have space for a full-blown wfo.
  9. You can have five of these: for one of those entirely different animals, of course, the latter being a real beast!
  10. +1 on the ooni, assuming you are looking to make Neapolitan pizza
  11. I use this 8 inch turning peel for 12” pizzas on my Ooni Karu: American Metalcraft 8" Round Aluminum Pizza Peel with 12" Wood Handle https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004FNU6GG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SC1270F6TN5VDXQD7YRW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  12. Your pizza looks great, @adm! I bit better than mine. For some reason, I can't get my cheese quite as cooked as I would like. In other words, like yours. I usually use BelGioioso thin-sliced fresh mozzarella but occasionally use a store-made fresh mozz. Maybe the broccoli interferes. I dunno.
  13. I have a DoJoe for my classic I. It is a good addition and can produce great results but is definitely not going to get you anywhere close to temp for Neapolitan pizza. It's just the wrong tool for the job. If you're quest is Neapolitan pizza, an Ooni or Roccbox would have been a better investment. I have an Ooni Karu and have not cooked pizza on the KJ since getting the Karu.
  14. just got an email from AGC to preorder the kettle Joe - $500. the email also mentions a discount on the Joe jr - $350.
  15. I don’t think your Kamado can get too hot for the soapstone.
  16. maybe you got the deluxe, limited edition, gold version
  17. +1 for what @BURGER MEISTERsaid. If your oven is ready for a self-clean cycle, I imagine you could toss the pizza stone in the oven during the self-clean
  18. I have a thermoworks IR gun and also a Ryobi. I primarily use them for checking the temp of the pizza stone when cooking pizzas on my Ooni Karu. I think the Thermoworks has a higher temp range and top end than the Ryobi. They tend to read within a few degrees of each other, so they are equally accurate or inaccurate. A secondary use is to mess with the dog. She goes nuts for the laser spot! (I am extra, extra, extra diligent to not shine the laser anywhere near her face or eyes!)
  19. looks like a great meal! Interesting beer, too. I'm not much of a beer drinker... the only brewed beverages I have these days are coffee and kombucha
  20. I received an email from FOGO announcing a Black Friday deal: 15% off site wide ("FOGOFRIDAY-2020. Offer is valid from November 23rd 8am EST to November 30th 11.59PM EST. ")
  21. Not elegant but I use a headband led and one of these:
  22. It looks like the Classic II is back up to $1,200, but I see that the price on the Classic I is $650, FWIW.
  23. if it's the right size and an appropriate material, what can go wrong??
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