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  1. Four Eyed Friends

    I've worn glasses since the 3rd grade. By the time I was 45 years old my glasses were so thick and heavy they were starting to scar my nose. Still have scars today. I've broken/lost more glasses than I can remember. The Columbia river has several pairs because I couldn't see anything without glasses. Hit the water at 35mph and sometimes everything comes off. Yes, I even had trunks come off, but they floated and I retrieved them. I even used straps around my head. Approx. 18 years ago I had Lasik done, best thing I have done for myself, next to marrying the woman I've been with for 45+ years. For those interested, that's 318.5 years in a dog's life.
  2. Can't testify on the Akorn, never had one. I did have a Pit Boss k24 for almost a year and I liked it. Unfortunately it cracked on the outside and Costco wasn't going to get any in, in the foreseeable future and it worried me some so I returned it and got a KJ. If it hadn't broken I'd still have it. Costco did have some great prices when they first started carrying them. Where in the highlands of Oregon are you at? I'm just outside Vancouver but I was born and raised in Oregon.
  3. Apparently you haven't looked at the Komodo Kamedo? Google it.
  4. Cowboy was among two of the first bags of lump I purchased some time ago at Lowes when I gave up briquettes and swore I'd only use lump. Now I know after everybody in the world handles these bags before they make it to the actual person that is going to use them, they receive some pretty severe handling techniques. Sorta like baggage handlers at the airport but without the protection of a hard case around them. When I worked my way through the 2 bags of Cowboy, I had 1/2 bag of dust and particles that wouldn't stay in a KAB. Some people say they have had good luck with them. Don't believe I'll buy any more of them though. Just my 2 cents.
  5. KJ better watch out

    I saw this bbq on a segment of "How it's made" and googled it. They showed some fairly awesome and simple procedures to create this.
  6. KJ better watch out

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjazcLGicLXAhVqlFQKHVPJC_UQFghFMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fimportfood.com%2Fproducts%2Fthai-cookware%2Fitem%2Ftao-charcoal-burner-made-in-thailand&usg=AOvVaw2ClXIOVPAib9Yhlwq3yNUE Check these things out. Kamado Joe should watch their their six. geeze I hope this link works.
  7. cow tongue

    Don't know at what temp you cook it at or what temp to pull it but used to eat it all the time when I was a youngin on the farm. I know it has to be skinned after cooking and it's very tender and tasty.
  8. Recommendations?

    The breasts I cook with SWMBO's blessing are, full breasts with the hind quarters removed. I did one on the BJ yesterday. I monitored with my smoke and clipped the air probe to the BJ's thermometer so they would read the same (and they did). Injected with butter. Cooked at 350 for 3 hours. I pulled at 156 and let it sit on the counter for about 10 mins. Temp came up to 163 before slicing. Moistest turkey I've done......... ever, and I do about 4-5 a year. Sometimes I get lucky.
  9. Will A Turkey Fit On The Jr.?

    I kicked that idea around yesterday when it was time to put a turkey breast w/bone on the Jr. My rack was too big and the drip pan was too big and the breast was injected with butter and the Jr just wasn't big enough to accommodate all the hardware so it went on the BJ. Probably the juiciest turkey breast ever. Sorry, no pics.
  10. Gourmet pellet choices?

    On the west side, filler wood is generally alder. On the east side, filler wood is generally oak. Hard pressed to find 100% flavor wood on the west side. Last time I got in on a bulk purchase of Lumberjack pellets, I got a 1/4 ton of eastern pellets of various flavors and I can't tell the difference between flavors of fruitwood. I do notice that I got more ash than when I burn local pellets, but I got 1 heck of a buy on them so couldn't pass them up. When they're gone, I'll stick to local pellets unless I get in on another bulk purchase. Since getting my KJ's my pellet consumption has gone down drastically and lump consumption has increased exponentially.
  11. Deflector question

    Just curious, is this 14" diameter or is it 14" counting the handles?
  12. Gourmet pellet choices?

    Other than mesquite, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between smoke profiles of other pellets. Unless you have such sensitive taste buds that you should be getting paid huge sums of money to taste test for large conglomerates and insure said taste buds for millions of dollars.
  13. Jamaican Oxtail

    Very impressive and great video presentation.
  14. Multiple requirements...?

    I have trouble cooking 2 steaks, 2 different thicknesses at 2 different shades of doneness. Somebody's gonna get shafted somewhere. Can't imagine doing steaks for a crowd. Several are gonna get the shaft.
  15. Do you like the InstaPot?

    "The folks in the Instant Pot community are a bit crazy - meaning their goal is to do EVERYTHING in their IP. You shouldn't in my opinion bake bread in one but apparently you can." Unlike people in the Kamado community that do everything on their Kamado's?? Sorta like the pot calling the kettle black. We have an IP because it replaced several appliances and saved storage space.