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    Chasdev got a reaction from jdahlgren in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    It came down to wood smoke flavor in the meat for me.
    I've got a large Kamado, a pellet spitter, four Weber rigs from small to large but the new Masterbuilt gravity cooker gets me back to offset stickburner wood smoke flavored meat.
    That's what I've been looking for ever since I quit driving a stickburner.
    The buy in is a bonus.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from JeffieBoy in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I love mine, cooked brisket points three times and ribs three times.
    It's not super sturdy and the Wi Fi sucks but the temp controller function works great and the gravity feed works flawlessly.
    For the money it's hard to beat and for me at least, getting offset stickburner wood smoke flavor in the meat is fantastic.
     


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    Chasdev got a reaction from TKOBBQ in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I love mine, cooked brisket points three times and ribs three times.
    It's not super sturdy and the Wi Fi sucks but the temp controller function works great and the gravity feed works flawlessly.
    For the money it's hard to beat and for me at least, getting offset stickburner wood smoke flavor in the meat is fantastic.
     


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    Chasdev got a reaction from T Yelta in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I love mine, cooked brisket points three times and ribs three times.
    It's not super sturdy and the Wi Fi sucks but the temp controller function works great and the gravity feed works flawlessly.
    For the money it's hard to beat and for me at least, getting offset stickburner wood smoke flavor in the meat is fantastic.
     


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    Chasdev got a reaction from ckreef in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I love mine, cooked brisket points three times and ribs three times.
    It's not super sturdy and the Wi Fi sucks but the temp controller function works great and the gravity feed works flawlessly.
    For the money it's hard to beat and for me at least, getting offset stickburner wood smoke flavor in the meat is fantastic.
     


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    Chasdev got a reaction from SmoovD in Guess it is time to become active in this subforum...   
    Okay, that's what I was doing when I tried keto, having a support system makes all the difference I guess.
    Cooking keto for one is next to impossible when there's only two eating and the other meals are the exact opposite of keto.
    Way too much planning and WAY too many dirty pots/pans/etc..
    Guess I'll try to eat way less of the bad and much more of the good.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from lnarngr in XYLO Lump charcoal   
    Have not heard or seen either at Austin Tx costco but I bought some terrible Cowboy brand a few years ago from them and still have one large bag sitting in the garage just in case of the end times hitting early.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from RaiderQ in Temperature controller recommendations?   
    I use a PartyQ, it's cheap and works great.
    Before I used the PartyQ I used a TipTopTemp controller.
    Now I use both.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from TKOBBQ in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I switched from a stickburner to a Kamado because I reached the point where I was no longer willing to tend fire every hour for 8/12 hours in order to smoke a brisket.
    The Kamado, once I installed a PartyQ blower system, was set and forget, BUT no amount of wood chunks or smoke adding devices got me where I wanted to be flavor wise.
    The Masterbuilt gravity however takes me right back to stickburner bark and flavor and I don't have to monitor the fire constantly, so for me it's a done deal.



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    Chasdev got a reaction from pr0wlunwoof in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I ran post oak chunks in the feed chute and in the ash bin at all times so the first three hours were very smokey.
    Also, the briskets points were 225 for two hours and 350 for 2.5 hours.
    Apple juice/apple cider vinegar spray every 45 minutes, wrapped in butcher paper for the last 1.5 hours.
    Some of the best brisket I've ever done.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from ckreef in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I switched from a stickburner to a Kamado because I reached the point where I was no longer willing to tend fire every hour for 8/12 hours in order to smoke a brisket.
    The Kamado, once I installed a PartyQ blower system, was set and forget, BUT no amount of wood chunks or smoke adding devices got me where I wanted to be flavor wise.
    The Masterbuilt gravity however takes me right back to stickburner bark and flavor and I don't have to monitor the fire constantly, so for me it's a done deal.



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    Chasdev got a reaction from Mr.Chlorine in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I switched from a stickburner to a Kamado because I reached the point where I was no longer willing to tend fire every hour for 8/12 hours in order to smoke a brisket.
    The Kamado, once I installed a PartyQ blower system, was set and forget, BUT no amount of wood chunks or smoke adding devices got me where I wanted to be flavor wise.
    The Masterbuilt gravity however takes me right back to stickburner bark and flavor and I don't have to monitor the fire constantly, so for me it's a done deal.



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    Chasdev got a reaction from Mr.Chlorine in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I'll post up when it crumbles into scrap.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from freddyjbbq in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Don't consider it a mod but I like to use a drip pan and raise the meat above it so the smoke can get to all sides.
    I also like to elevate the drip pan off the cast iron grate in the hope of lowering it's temp.


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    Chasdev got a reaction from John Setzler in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    I did the break-in burn with kingsford and have been cooking with KamadoJoe xxl lump and I can state for a fact that the KamadoJoe lump is vastly superior.
    Enough of it falls through the grate to ignite the hardwood chunks and they burn to completion emitting lots of great smelling smoke.
    So much so that from now on, other then placing one chunk of wood at the bottom of the charcoal chute to get the party started, all my smoke wood will be in the ash bucket.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from John Setzler in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Don't consider it a mod but I like to use a drip pan and raise the meat above it so the smoke can get to all sides.
    I also like to elevate the drip pan off the cast iron grate in the hope of lowering it's temp.


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    Chasdev got a reaction from pr0wlunwoof in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Here's my thoughts while he's putting his together..
    It's a great deal for a gravity cooker, nowhere on earth can you get into this type for anywhere near the dollars.
    If it lasts 10 years it will have been the deal of the decade, if it lasts 5 years it was still a good deal.
    It hits all my sweet spots and while my first brisket cook is delayed a few weeks I already love how it holds temps and keeps me in my living room chair instead of slaved to a pile of wood or bag of charcoal.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from T Yelta in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Here's my thoughts while he's putting his together..
    It's a great deal for a gravity cooker, nowhere on earth can you get into this type for anywhere near the dollars.
    If it lasts 10 years it will have been the deal of the decade, if it lasts 5 years it was still a good deal.
    It hits all my sweet spots and while my first brisket cook is delayed a few weeks I already love how it holds temps and keeps me in my living room chair instead of slaved to a pile of wood or bag of charcoal.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from ckreef in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Here's my thoughts while he's putting his together..
    It's a great deal for a gravity cooker, nowhere on earth can you get into this type for anywhere near the dollars.
    If it lasts 10 years it will have been the deal of the decade, if it lasts 5 years it was still a good deal.
    It hits all my sweet spots and while my first brisket cook is delayed a few weeks I already love how it holds temps and keeps me in my living room chair instead of slaved to a pile of wood or bag of charcoal.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from TKOBBQ in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Cover just arrived, $50 with free shipping.
    Very well made, nice thick material, fits like a glove.
     
     

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    Chasdev got a reaction from TKOBBQ in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Here's the drip pan set up, one large removable tray that loads from the rear and covers the entire area under the cook grates along with a small catch pot which loads from the front of the cooker.
    Both are very lightweight and the smaller one is a bit fussy going back in..


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    Chasdev got a reaction from ckreef in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Problem there is I'm the only one eating them these days as the wife is tired of bbq.
    I just did four racks of baby backs which will take me a few weeks to eat (not wanting to over indulge), next will be a smaller cheap brisket just to see how it will go, followed by an expensive brisket as long as the cheap one went well.
    I did half a dozen briskets last year very low and very slow in my pellet spitter so this year I'm going to dabble with hot and fast.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from ckreef in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Cook grate temp setting from 150 to 500 (if memory serves) a count up and count down timer and four extra temp probe docks plus bluetooth and wifi capability.
    The charcoal chute and ash grate both work flawlessly as long as  the largest lumps and chunks of wood are stacked so they can't jam each other.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from ckreef in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Most of the stuff on the right side of the page is already put together, that's just a complete list of the parts.
    In fact the upper right side of the page is already put together and bolted to the main cooker body.
    The lower half of the right side of the page has to be attached by owner.
    39 and up are already in place.
    35 and below are the job.
    The main lid is also already installed.
    Most of it is super easy, there's only a few bits that require inspiration.
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    Chasdev got a reaction from ckreef in Masterbuilt Gravity Series   
    Cover just arrived, $50 with free shipping.
    Very well made, nice thick material, fits like a glove.
     
     

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