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  1. New fast start process.

    Kids are grown and gone, we work out of the house and grill everyday. So sitting there and watching lump slowly lite up get old after awhile. Just use it when we work late and need to get dinner done.
  2. New fast start process.

    Yea. but the MAP lights it up quick.
  3. New fast start process.

    Started using this to do a fast start when lighting up. Start with a map torch and then slip a $10 heat gun in the lower vent works great on both grills.
  4. Frustrated Vision B Classic Owner - Runaway Temps

    When i bought mine, removed the shock on the front and added felt to the backside of the lower door to seal it off a bit better. It has worked vary well, thought I don;t use ether one of the Kamado's for low and slow. The vision can maintain temp nicely, 350 grilling lower vent about 1/4 open and use the top for fine adjustment.
  5. Wings & Bleu Cheese Dip

    Did the Bleu cheese sauce tonight with some wings and it came out fantastic.
  6. Boneless Beef Ribs

    I think it is some sort of chuck roast cut into country rib style slices. I found that recipe on the net, they really need to cook down from what I read.
  7. So my wife comes home with a pack of boneless beef ribs, which I have never heard of before. So I tossed them on the grill for a couple of minutes both sides to brown them up a bit. Into cast iron with beer and BBQ sauce and a bit of seasoning. Cooked for one hour, flipped and added more beer and BBQ sauce. Cooked for another hour and served it over yellow rice and was surprised how great it came out. Very easy and came out crazy tender and tasty.
  8. Made some Charcoal

    Yea, I was going the barrel in barrel route and it seemed like a bit of work for the amount of charcoal produced. Plus I like the larger finished size. Going to make a rack out of some scrape heavy box tube I have to place it horizontal, scrape metal roofing as sides and roof and a larger burn space underneath. But I have a good months supply so it will be a future build in a couple weeks or so.
  9. Kamado Transporter

    Both my son and I have a keg and he has used the hitch attachment several times.I have a Vison also but use the keg more for hot quick cooks and the vision for larger cooks, a bit more grill space. Both kegs are several years old and still work get. I bought mine off C-list a couple years ago for $200. He has done allot of smoking on his, where I use my large stick smoker for that.
  10. Made some Charcoal

    The design is something I found on the web, it really needs to be reworked. The process is, once the barrel is filled with wood. Apply the top and light a fire underneath. What should happen is as the barrel gets hot white smoke pours out the top cap seal and the pipe routed under the barrel. That section of pipe has a series of 1/4" holes drill about 2" apart. After about 2-3 hours the white smoke (moisture burning off) turns lighter and that is the gas burning off the wood inside. At this time the leak around the lid will catch fire along with the bottom pipe with holes. This will burn for another 2-3 hours and the gas will stop coming out. That's when it should be close to being done, I just let the outside fire burn out and wait until the next day to open. If you open it up too soon it will relight and burn up. Needed changes: The pipe is 3/4" and should be bigger maybe 2" or 4" small stove pipe. The barrel should work better laying horizontal to get to temp quicker. Needs better heat shields on the side and top to hold the heat and not use as much burn material. But trying to make it portable, using the space where my fire pit is located by the outdoor grill space. This is right behind my shop where I can keep an eye on it. I really don't want another burn area back there as it look a bit redneck:) I am using larger material inside 4"-6" dia. live oak, most use smaller material to speed the process. I'm on 26 acres and during the last 2 years has lost quite a few Live oaks so have quite of bit of wood to work with. I used scrap brush to fuel it with, still lying around the surrounding woods. So picking up loose material and using it right away, kind of a two-fer. Using it long term I would need to make it more efficient. It does pout off quite a bit of smoke so depending on where you are located at it might not be the best thing to do. The barrel does not have any holes in the bottom, to keep oxygen from coming in but several other designs do have holes at the bottom that get covered up with dirt after it gets going. Just look up Charcoal Retort and quite a bit will come up. Here is a video of the gas burning off. VID_20180101_141817_(1).mp4
  11. Made some Charcoal

    Since I have a ton of live oak on 3 different brush piles I decided to made some charcoal. Using a 55 gal drum and the indirect method with scrap brush as a fuel source; first try did not turn out too bad. Need to modify method and insulate the drum a bit more. Ended up filling 2 1/2 large RO bags, 3 plastic Kingsford charcoal storage containers and filled both grill. A bit of modification and I think it should work well. Overall cook took about 6 hours yesterday.
  12. KJ Big Joe Jostiserie Ring (Free)

    I weld Aluminium all this time, would be a quick fix.
  13. First Dry Age

    Just finished my first Dry Age with the Umai bag, crazy easy. 34 days in a spare refrigerator. Will Post up a pic when I grill a couple.
  14. New B-Series Owner, couple of questions.

    You need side tables? I never used mine, pretty much like new. Let me know.
  15. Smoke Gateway Initial Impressions

    App keeps crashing on my Andriod phone, have not been able to get it linked all the way though. It was a problem with my wireless router, changed it out to a spare I have and everything connects and works great. Now to smoke something with it.