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  1. I put 4 firebricks I bought at home depot under my kamado. I did realize after the fact though that since the grill sits right on the rectangular bricks there's no room for a dustpan to fit. No problem though, just bought a $4 plastic dustpan and used a Dremel to carve out a curve in the front lip of the dustpan that matches the curve of the grill. Fits like a glove so I can scrape ash into it without making a mess.
  2. Agreed. Trim a little of the fat cap. Give it a generous amount of rub and stick it on the smoker for 12+ hours. Try not to watch the internal meat temp as temps stall 1/2 way through. Just ride it out and you are good. The only trick in my opinion is timing if you want it done for dinner. Easily solved though. Start early and if it is done too quickly, no problem, just wrap it in plastic wrap & foil and drop it into a cooler full of towels. Will hold temps for hours and hours this way.
  3. This may be beside the point b/c you are looking at changing the whole thing, but I have Vision B side shelves that I will ship to you if you want them. No longer use them as I built a cart and was just about to pitch them. They are not warped, although a bit stained just from general use. Message me with a mailing address if you want them.
  4. Good morning. I have a Vision B. Recently purchased the Vision Grills Cast Iron Top Vent. Since I installed the new top vent my cool down time after cooks is significantly longer. Used to take 3-4 hours to cool down enough to safely put the grill cover on it. Now it takes the whole night. Anyone else run into this? Trying to figure out if I have an air leak letting the fire run longer than normal or if the new top vent is somehow making my grill more heat efficient. I Installed the nomex gasket that came with the vent and tightened the screw in the center of the vent cap to ensure it's about as air tight as it can be. On one hand I still have lump left over in the fire bowl when I re-open the grill for the next cook so it's clearly not burning full blast when the vents are closed up. On the other hand I've also noticed that my low and slow temp is up about 25 degrees from where it was with the old aluminum vent cap. May be that I have a small air leak with the new cap. Anyway, not sure so I would like to hear from others who purchased a replacement top vent and see if they encountered something similar. Before anyone says "who cares if it takes longer," I have to worry about this b/c I have a hand made grill cart (see my other posts) that I would prefer not sit out in the rain after I go to bed so being able to put the cover on before midnight after a dinner cook is kind of important.
  5. I made up the plans for this after looking at a number of other table designs for inspiration. The plans are not 100% accurate as I had to adapt a few things along the way, but it's pretty close. Probably more here than a more experienced woodworker would need and a bit over-engineered in places, but I hope this helps someone. Kamado Grill Hutch Plans.pdf
  6. My very first woodworking project so it had to be a table for my Vision. Almost lost a thumb making it (rookie lack of respect for the table saw), but it was totally worth it! Unveiled it in time for a Thanksgiving turkey smoke. Might be my imagination, but that turkey tasted even better than past years before I had this table All cedar, but was able to get darker colored cedar for the posts so it has nice color contrast. Cherry stain for everything except the black on the cupboard doors. Found the granite for the top for $5 in my neighborhood (a minor miracle). Favorite item is the Rev-a-Shelf two drawer slider.
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