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  1. Cast Iron Pan Cinnamon Rolls

    These were a hit with the fam. Some notes: As was mentioned earlier in this thread, our dough was also "wetter" than what was in the video and we used 4.5 cups of flour (50% bread flour & 50% all purpose flour). In the video you'll see that John splits the dough into (2) and rolls it into to tubes. We just kept things that way and filled (2) 10" cast iron pans to cook the separate batches. IIRC each pan held something like 9-10 rolls. We cooked at about 425* grate temp in the PB K24. Like the video we had the plate setter and bottom grate with a pizza stone resting on it. Cook time was 24 minutes uninterrupted. We also, did not use any amaretto in the frosting and doubled the vanilla extract. The icing was very good. Try these... I think you'll like them! Thanks for the recipe!!!
  2. Cast Iron Pan Cinnamon Rolls

    Mine are about to go onto the kamado. Nice morning project with the daughter.
  3. 2018 Costco Pit Boss

    Still rolling with my 2016 model and love it. Even at the full retail Costco price of $749 you won't go wrong. Patience is key for the end of season clearance pricing and nothing is guaranteed. Last year I checked the (2) Costco's near me and they sold their inventory in-season and NEVER got to the mark-down. With that being said the in-store price was $599.
  4. I can easily run and maintain low temps on my K24, the only time I have any issues with temperature (hi or lo) control is when I don't have a "clean" firebox. Knocking the ash through the grate and dragging it out of the vent slot is the most critical thing I do to control temps. For L&S I use the volcano shape to build lump prior to lighting and light a couple alcohol soaked cotton balls in the center. I am careful to not allow the temps to run wild and begin shutting down vents around 50* lower than my target L&S temps and then dial it in as it approaches the target. My K24 has the added felt to the top vent and lower door to tighten things up.
  5. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Candied Pecans

    Just off of the kamado... Ran at around 375* for about 70 minutes. Went with a graham cracker crust instead of Oreo. Also, no pecans as the kids aren't fans of them. In the fridge now... should be ready for dessert.
  6. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Candied Pecans

    I have one going on the kamado now...
  7. Improving a Cheap Lodge Cast Iron Pan

    My experience is that "resurfacing" these Lodge pans is pretty much unnecessary. Once seasoned properly the OEM rough surface releases food just fine and that rougher surface wears down fairly quickly with regular use/cleaning. We use CI the majority of the time both on the stove top and on the grill. I actually use the 14" CI Academy Sports griddles for all my kamado pizzas and for my philly steak sandwiches. I use the Lodge 10.5" low profile round griddle on the kamado for bread stick and dessert pizzas.
  8. I'll refinish mine when the time comes and replace when necessary. To reuse the existing wood just sand/strip the old finish off and refinish with spar/ marine finish. BTW you may loose some of the laser PB carving on the side tables if you sand. I'm thinking about making replacement tables for kamados with custom carvings. I wonder if there's a market?
  9. Router table to fix Kamado Table

    Got to love some woodworking energy with some tool drool. I have a fully equipped woodworking shop. My Unisaw is dressed up with an Incra fence, Jet cast iron sliding table on one side and a Bench Dog cast iron router table wing on the other w/ a Woodpecker's Quick lift. You are on a slippery slope. BTW I've got lots of Festool green in my shop and for me anyways, I would purchase your full size DC prior to a Festool extractor. I love my CT extractors for portable tools but they're not a replacement for a full size DC on stationary tools. In the mean time, a cheap Shop Vac equipped with a HEPA filter is a decent sub for a CT extractor. Just my $.02.
  10. No apology necessary for the "hijack"... The KJ classic is going to burn through lump faster than an Akorn because it takes longer for the ceramic in the KJ to heat soaked but once it's up to temp it will maintain temps easier. I do think the that KJ classic smaller firebox can be problematic for super long L&S cooks. Totally subjective but I don't think that the Cowboy lump is the longest lasting lump I've used either. It's my gut feeling that RO burned longer than the Cowboy or El Diablo that I've been using lately.
  11. Sorry that you didn't have any luck. I just ripped open another bag and all the stuff I've seen so far has been very good.
  12. Pit Boss K24 Ceramic Heat Deflector CRACKED!!!

    Just an update that Pit Boss/Danson customer service has taken care of things for me.
  13. Just another bump as it's still $10.50/20# bag. I'm into my 4th bag and this stuff hasn't disappointed. I have experienced large pieces of lump with almost zero rock and/or construction waste. Again, the smoke profile is a little bit more than RO but I've done lot's of baking, grilling, smoking and everything I've done has turned out fine. I've stocked up with a couple hundred pounds to make it through the winter.
  14. Pit Boss K24 Ceramic Heat Deflector CRACKED!!!

    I have a "spider" like set-up with (2) half moon stones as well for the K24. To be honest, the OEM deflector works well and I actually use it more than the "spider" set-up. If they won't replace it then I'll probably end up with another one because I prefer it in a lot of cases over the "spider". Fingers crossed that they'll send me a replacement!