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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. KJ Big Joe Jostiserie Ring (Free)

    I weld Aluminium all this time, would be a quick fix.
  6. 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.
  7. New B-Series Owner, couple of questions.

    You need side tables? I never used mine, pretty much like new. Let me know.
  8. 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.
  9. joetissere on keg

    Took more pics today, will be cooking some wings in a bit and will post that up. Should work ok, will have to see how it seals, needs something on the bottom to really seal it up but fits nice and smooth. The very back top gasket just hits it but should work ok. 20170729_163233.mp4 20170729_163233.mp4
  10. joetissere on keg

    Just came back onto the site and no have not cooked on it yet but will do some wings in the next few days and show how it works. Think it should do ok.
  11. Thermapen and Smoke.
  12. First Joetisserie cook.

    LOL, totally forgot about this. It did come out very nice, but people came over drinks flowed.... pics did not get taken, etc...
  13. Have a new set off my vision that I have tried to give away for just shipping, I don't use any side tables.
  14. Is this a good deal? BKG for $550

    I've had great luck with my Vision, nice grill. Bought it for $350 display closeout at Sams.
  15. Is this a good deal? BKG for $550

    Nice buy for $400, I paid $225 for mine and it needed a bit of cleanup. Another one on C-list in Tampa for $150 sitting in the corner of a garage. They come up from time to time but never in that condition.