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Polar Bear

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  1. If you're handy with a stone and steel, any knife works If sharpening isnt your thing, I'd suggest a good quality boning/fillet knife that will hold a good edge until you can have it professionally sharpened
  2. Pretty Much The Meater Block has wifi built in, so that may be an option if can spring for the extra $$$
  3. Does Apple have a public facing website for the factory it makes iPhones in? I get the company should have a website, but why should the factory? Especially if its in China...
  4. I own a Series 2 Big Joe I have cooked on a Summit multiple times If the Summit was available when i originally went Kamado shopping, I would've bought the Summit We plan to move across the country in a year or two, I'll likely sell my KJ (easier than trying to move with it) and then pick up a Summit when we settle into our new house
  5. Main difference: One is a log One is a chunk If these chunks are 1/4 the size of a log, then putting a log on would be the equivalent to adding 4 chunks of wood in one spot to the fire That's too much wood and would likely result in acrid smoke and over smoked food
  6. If you do multiple pizzas (more than 3 or 4) regularly (more than once a month) then it has some upsides If not, I dont see the worth in one If you are, I'd still consider buying a dedicated pizza oven before a DoJoe, but thats just me
  7. The size of the lump means little if you know how to use it properly
  8. I've never understood why some people get their knickers in a knot over lump size More to that point, if you are picky why not poke the bag before you buy it to ensure the contents have some size Throwing the bag over your should usually gives you a good indication of how the contents are like
  9. Despite what you may have thought going in, you've bought the Toyota of Ceramic Grills That's nothing unusual and will have zero effect on how the grill cooks If you wanted Perfection, you should have upped your budget and looked at a Komodo Kamado Great first post, BTW I look forward to you never contributing again once you realize you're not going to get the sympathy you're hoping for
  10. If you're cooking pizzas and your stones arent up to temp, you're gonna end up with crap pizzas Part of the idea of cooking pizzas on a stone is the stone distributes heat and helps cook the base If you put a cold stone in a hot grill and then throw a pizza on it, not only will your dome temp drop (because youve introduced a cold mass into the dome that will suck a lot of the thermal energy out of the atmosphere) the base want be cooked by the time the top is If you put a cold stone into a hot grill and then wait til the stone is up to temp before putting a pizza on it, you've just lost whatever time saving you thought you were getting, and you've probably cracked your stone
  11. Depending on how your consumer laws are written, a 12 month warranty starts from your initial date of purchase If your product dies on day 364 you receive a new one free of charge, but, if that new one dies 2 days later, you are now out of warranty and will need to purchase a replacement Warranties don't start over when a replacement is issued As you're now 0 for 2 on iKamands, I'd be pushing for a refund from your retailer These types of devices are meant to offer piece of mind when you're away from your grill, and the fact you dont seem sure its going to switch on next time you need it sounds like the opposite of that
  12. I wont take money for a cook because as soon as cash changes hands, the expectations change I can knock out good bbq 95% of the time, but everyone has off days and knowing my luck, I'd have an off day the day someone is paying me for the cook. If someone wants brisket for a birthday party/celebration, I'll supply the food and cook it for free as a gift If someone wants to pay me, well, money tends to change expectations and i dont need that kind of stress in my life
  13. I just love it when people join here to have a whine and then never post again...
  14. Typically, parts supplied under warranty are covered until the warranty on the original part expires Eg: If something has a 5 year warranty and they replace it after 4.5 years, that new part has a 6 month warranty In this instance, the Base has a lifetime warranty to the original owner so the new base will be covered under the same lifetime warranty
  15. Welcome to the Forum Also, Welcome to KJ ownership... It seems all black "painted" pieces that are exposed to heat peel at some point Its happened so regularly its become normalized at this point Not much you can do about it other than giving the parts a hit with a wire brush between cooks and learning to live with it
  16. The Weber wasnt popular on release due to its high price point and most people who were interested moved on as soon as the RRP was revealed It kind of missed its window to wow existing Kamado owners looking to upgrade I'm sure Weber wouldnt have dropped the price if it was selling well You're also fighting the issue that people either A- think a kamado at that price point should be ceramic, because... reasons? B- say "thats a lot of money for a big kettle" Weber really missed the mark when the Summit launched in terms of marketing and any momentum they may have had with the product evaporated long ago That having been said, between the recent price drop of the Weber and the price rise of the Series 3 KJ, the Weber is looking like a no brainer (at least in Australia, where I'm based) I'll likely ditch my BJ2 in the next 2 or 3 years and when I go shopping for a new grill, the Weber will be top of my list
  17. Plenty here: www.youtube.com
  18. My Pit Barrel Cooker is my main "camping grill" Its a little larger than the Weber GAs you often see but its upside is you can fit all the grill accessories (charcoal, chimney, gloves, tools ect) in it Plus, it can easily fit 8 halved chickens or 8 racks of ribs for larger cook outs I've also hung the charcoal basket from the top rods and grilled on it Its a killer cooker for both the patio or campsite
  19. No but also Yes KJ has the Patent on that style of rotisserie set up so theyre the only Kamado manufacture that makes one You can get a Chinese knock off from somewhere like Ali Baba but the postage is usually pretty steep I've also heard that after market Weber kits fit but you wont be able to close the lid
  20. @John Setzler might have some information regarding coating type and construction material of the SloRoller
  21. Just make Pizza instead If you're going to burn through a whole load of charcoal @600f you may as well get some dinner out of it
  22. Because that would require you to remove a hot DoJoe and Pizza Stone and them place it somewhere to cool off If you're not blessed with an abundance of space, putting a 600f attachement on the ground/deck to cool while you shut the grill down is not safe nor practical
  23. Substitute the word "paint" for "coating" and my point still stands At this point, you're just splitting hairs KJ clearly have an issue getting their "coating" of choice to stick to their aluminum of choice And to Gebos point, they have one thing in common and its kind of a big deal...
  24. Kontrol Tower SloRoller DoeJoe Pretty much any Black KJ Product that is exposed to heat has had issues with paint peeling I'm genuinely shocked they're still persisting with the material/coating combo Theyre still putting out Kontrol Towers that peel after a couple of cooks (my neighbors 6mo Series 3 started peeling by cook #5) I was keen on the idea of a KJ basket but as soon as i saw it was painted i put my wallet away I had a pretty good idea of how this was going to play out as soon as i saw the press release Its a shame
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