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  1. What a great spring day for bbq, sun shine and good food.. So today I did two different things. Had a leftover 2" pork neck steak from yesterday and 1lbs pork sirloin. For the pork neck I tried something different. Rolled it in honey & coated with garlic rub and left to "marinate" for couple of hours. The fired up the Big Joe and cranked up the heat to 265F. Half moon heat deflector in for low position & one half moon grate to high above it. Second half moon grate to low position, next to heat deflector. Threw in two chunks of apple wood and handful of JD whisky barrel chips. Put in the pork neck steak and left it there for two hours. After two hours flipped it and left it in for 1,5 hours. At 3,5h total I basted it with tennessee bourbon flavored bbq sauce and left to caramelize. After 15 minutes another flip & glaze the other side and leave for 15 minutes. At 4 hour markI pulled the steak & set resting wrapped in foil. Second cook was pork tenderloin marinated in soy, honey, roasted sesame oil, garlic, fresh rosmary, salt and pepper. This one I decided to do a reverse sear. So I set it next to the pork neck indirect at 265F. Turned it once and pulled same time as the pork neck, temping at 130F internal. Then opened the vents on Big Joe pushing heatup to 500F and seared all sides of the tenderloin. When I pulled the tenderloin for rest, it was reading 138F. Both meats turned out great! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Welcome! Looks fantastic, top effort on your first cook. ^ because well done == over cooked [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Looks good. Did you go by time or internal temp? And how hot was your grill? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. First cook on the little guy. Pork tenderloin steaks, turned out great! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Well, it's a choice.. life is full of choices. But it's a choice I wouldn't make. I'll rather enjoy the time I have, eating good food, drinking good drinks, in a good company. Thanks for your posts, from a random persons status, but I'll keep the charcoals lit [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. slowly, but surely getting there.. third stab at spare ribs. This time temps were pretty good, but rushed a little and they had a bit too much "chew" in them. Next time keep them cooking longer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Prices checked. Big Joe, normal price today is 2043 usd. Big Green Egg XL with same accessories, in -20% discount today is 2678usd. Without discount the BGE package would be massive 3347usd. So, I would say KJ in here is heck of a lot cheaper with a 635usd price difference, against the discounted price. Story in the US might differ significantly..
  8. I got the previous model.. plus in this part of the world bge is pretty damn expensive. XL sizes (equal Big Joe) egg with same accessories as Joe is borderline 3k usd. Big Joe around 2k and standalone a bit more. We got vat at 24%, customs to pay etc etc Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I know I'd be pretty pissed off in his shoes. Regardless of how they give "slight" advantage to KJ, he must know he made the wrong choice. In his shoes I'd be borderline craiglisting the bge to get a KJ. He just got the rug pulled from under his feet. Think about it, you have a brilliant & shiny new kamado, which you're very proud of. Then someone comes along with another kamado that's both better and cheaper. It ruins your happy illusion totally... that's borderline home invasion situation [emoji23] Feel sorry for the guy. We make bad decisions, but the guy seems like a normal relaxed "dude" and now he got the wet rag in his face [emoji851] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. ^ As a KJ owner I'd like that and being able to express I've been a pioneer in bbq by believing in KJ. It'd be like Coke and Pepsi! Reckon it all comes down to how mature the local market is. In US bge is the household name, which is hard to overcome. In other parts of the world bbq enthusiasts know bge and others have no clue - in those markets the task seems little easier, but at the same time the markets are getting floodeed with different cheaper kamados. So by no means is it an easy or simple task for Bobby & KJ. That being said, if they stick with the excellent customer service and keep innovating they have a good chance. Here's hoping red is the new green! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. That's for house warming. It's a mixed pile of birch, pine and spruce. So wouldn't be that useful for offset [emoji16] It's spring here now, so that pile is pretty small currently. Was about 5-6x in autumn. Father-in-law has a small piece of forest nearby, so I get my woods readily made & for free. Unfortunately none of it is good for smoking. Most of our forests are dominated by pine & spruce. And oak is one of the most expensive woods in here [emoji24] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Thought it was a very decent & fair video. The guys didn't put in just opinions, but showed what they were talking about. A very non-nonsense approach. Was surprised that they didn't mention the new firebox, which I think is probably the biggest improvement. Divide & conquer didn't get much attention there either. They showed and mentioned it, but didn't really get into it's many benefits. For one, many times overlooked, it's much easier to clean as it fits the sink better and is lighter to handle. Same goes with the heat deflectors. Especially on the XL sizes. Also am glad I chose KJ, that BGE assembly is something I wouldn't like to do.. Sure, it's not hard but I'm pretty sure the fit is better out of factory. Same as in the video, my lid is perfectly alligned. I wouldn't like the kind of misalignment BGE is shown with. Also was glad they said food is the same. Had they found any differences, it would have killed the videos creditability totally. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Food walking! BBQ Pitboys put one in their smoker in a youtube video.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  14. What's Big Joe's best friends name? Joe Junior! Just got one to complement my Big Joe. Can't wait to try it out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Stuck might be too strong statement.. let's say it needed little more coercion to get it moving [emoji23] Was cold temps combined woth greasy buildup. Get kamado warm, wipe with paper towel = all is good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro