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lotosmoke

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  1. I like the pistol grip grate tool that came with KJ Classic. However when I wanted to change grate height with a fire in the bowl I kept burning my knuckle hair. So 2wks ago I purchased a Kick Ash Grate Hook. What a wonderful simple little tool.
  2. I had some KJ big block a couple years ago that had an awful smell on startup like you described. After a couple stinky startups I would let it burn for an hour to rid the smell. I did like the burn time and heat produced by KJ. I went back to Royal Oak.
  3. Seems weird that Weber dropping the price on their Kamado and their is little, very little activity in this forum. Looks to be a very nice cooker. I thought with price drop this forum would be busy.
  4. Those wings look great. Are you cooking indirect at 425F? I will try that method and thank you.
  5. I`ve had my kamado Joe for a couple years now and I cannot get crispy chicken skin. I usually cook chicken on the kettle with the sns and chicken turns out amazing. Than I`ll try on the KJ and its not crispy. I brush the chicken pieces with olive oil and dust with ole bay. Cooking indirect with stones in place and temp at 350. Usually takes around an hr. This process on kettle with sns turns great every time . On KJ chicken is moist and has good taste but skin is not crispy. Where am I doing wrong?
  6. Does anyone know what material the KAB divider is made from? Stainless, carbon?
  7. Just make sure you take a good first sip so your beer doesn`t spill. Just kidding. I don`t think it matters. It would be nice if it was level or close to level. Just make sure the wheels are locked.
  8. B&B is on sale at ACE Hardware. 20 lb. bag for 11.99
  9. Well the Fed Ex truck showed up today. Driver left box on front porch, rang bell than left. Went out to see what he brought. KJ deflector plate. Awesome. Box also said made in China. Got gloves and stuck it in corner of garage. Not opening that baby for a week. I am thankful it showed up though. Hope everone else gets their issues solved.
  10. My plate cracked in half right across the middle. Now it is half of a half. Tried foiling and smoked a butt. Plate halves were hanging close to fire by time butt was done. Not Good. Now I use my pizza stone.
  11. Have a Classic Joe for 2 years. Fine cooker. Had a heat deflector plate crack in half in Feb. I didn`t drop it or bang it against anything. Opened it up to cook lifted the plate, only half came along. Anyway I called KJ opened a claim. Got a ship date of 2-21. Ok 2wks go by. After 2 e-mails with no response 3rd time was the charm. I was e-mailing because I hadn`t received anything and I was assumming it had shipped. E-mail stated they were back ordered. As of now I have no deflector plate, no idea when plate will showup.
  12. I had one crack middle of Jan. Went out pulled cover, opened lid, pulled deflector and only half came out. Cracked completely in half. Didn`t drop our bang anything. Customer service said nothing about foiling. Bought in June 2018.
  13. lotosmoke

    Rain Cap

    Hello , does anybody know if the rain cap for BGE fits KJCI. I wait to cover till completely cooled down. Which is usually the next day. I covered one time when the cooker was barely warm to touch and it took the water repellent out of cover. Cover from the cover store. Very nice cover but didn`t like that.
  14. Ace Hardware has Kamado Joe Classic for 699.99.
  15. Thanks for all the posts. You guys have been very helpful.
  16. I was looking hard at this grill last year but it`s hard to find any information. A few you tubers but other than that nothing. Looks like a well built grill but since I have purchased a Kamado Joe I stopped doing any research. I seen John had a short review in Dec of last year. Looking forward to a cook John. Maybe a cold weather low and slow to check heat retention and fuel consumption. Oh by the way John I came across some of your Man Cave Meals video`s and they were excellent. You always cover the important info weather cooking or doing a review. Thanks again.
  17. Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Had a question about what type vacuum sealers guys are using. Anybody have a suggestion? Thank you
  18. Hi Marty. I`ve had my chef alarm for 2 years and still on original probes. In fact I just changed the batteries after 2 yrs of use 2 to 3 times a week. For storage I hang mine on the side of the fridge over 2 magnetic clips. That way I`m not coiling them up after each use.
  19. Hello pudding. I have a Thermoworks Smoke and a Acorn Jr. Don`t know if gauge is adjustable but when checked with the Smoke thermometer the dome gauge was 50 degrees lower. If you go to Thermoworks web site they explain how to do boiling water test and ice bath test. I have checked the Acorn temp more than once and it was always 40-50 lower than the smoke reading.
  20. Thanks for the replies. I decided too go with the Elite cover from the cover store.
  21. Hello all just received a Kamado Joe Classic. Bought from Ace Hardware for 699.00 What do you guys recommend for a good grill cover? It did not come with one.
  22. Hi Raylam, ordered last Friday just received this morning. Unboxed and found I have the old style top vent. Felt gasket and no latch. But it did come with the new firebox. The description on Ace site is backwards. They list features for classic II as the first generation. Also lists a cover on which I am now shopping for. For 700.00 I thought the price wasn`t going to get any lower so I purchased one. Happy Grilling.
  23. I`m guessing you got the large Akorn? I have the small Akorn and I bought a coated steel grate from weber. The smokey Joe grate is the same size as the Akorn Jr. Don`t have to worry about seasoning. Just hit with brush or stone after grilling. You might want to check to see if other grates will fit your Akorn.
  24. Just finished initial burn with Jr. One half chimney KBB. After the first hour I hooked up the Chef Alarm. I got a reading of 475. Wow. I have a weber kettle , which I really like cooking on , but after an hr 1/2 I`m starting to see temps drop. This with top vent just cracked open and bottom about 1/4 inch. After the second hr. I still had 450. This is gonna be fun.
  25. When I view the info on low and slow I cannot get any pictures to load. Any help appreciated. Thank you
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