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  1. Ha! At first I did think that but then I realized, wait, this is going to cost me some money now! So far I’m still using it as is but every time I close the lid it bothers me, I’ll probably need to make a decision soon.
  2. Great analogy! I may need to make a decision sooner rather than later, tonight as I was moving the Akorn to grill some chicken it fell over damaging the face of the bowl & tweaking the hood. So upset that it happened, fortunately I was able to rivet the bowl back together & straighten it out so it closes ok but it isn’t sitting on the gasket properly now. It’s definitely not right but still usable at least. Looks like I may need to figure out which F-150 to buy....
  3. It’s for opening a new Lowe’s card, it’s a $30 coupon up to $599 & $100 over $600 on your first in store purchase. The offer expires on 8/2. There was a little hanger card with the offer attached to the Kamado, pretty sure it’s also mentioned on the website? Edit- just verified on the website.
  4. Those ribs look fantastic so it’s not like you probably suffered eating them, I know I wouldn’t Smart move if you need to stall for time going lower than usual especially with ribs because they don’t hold well, best to eat them right away. I’ve been bumping my temps up over the years & finally settled into 275 for most cooks unless like you I need to prolong the cook. I did a 8lb shoulder Saturday night & since it was overnight I ran it at 225. Normally I’d run it at 275 then wrap around 160. Pull it off at 195 & hold in a cooler for a few hours, I’ve held as long as 7 hours with towels & a cooler, meat was still too hot to pull without gloves when I pulled it from the cooler.
  5. I would skip the water pan for sure, no need in a Kamado (or normal pit IMO). I tend to not spritz or wrap my ribs since I feel that hurts bark production or at least the perception. Also a rub with high sugar content tends to create a little more bark, finally I wouldn't be afraid to up the pit temps so they don't have to cook as long & worry about them drying out.
  6. Interesting, so then KJ is going for a good, better & best sales approach with the three units? Not a bad concept for retail. I was wondering why the Classic 1 had the new style fire box in it but then it makes sense now. Such a tough decision since I agree with everything said above, at that price get the 1, it’s a once & done purchase get the 2....no easy decision so I’ll keep thinking about it until I’m 100% sold on which model.
  7. Which classic do I buy? Do I buy the Classic I at Lowe’s for $750 plus an additional $100 coupon for a total of $650 or do I buy the Classic II for $1150 or now do I pre-order the Classic III for $1499 minus a discount in the cart? Or do I buy nothing & wait for the Classic II to get discounted even further? Tough decisions but fortunately my trusty Akorn is always there for me. The Kamado Joe has always been a lust for me but the Akorn is my go to cooker every weeknight since I do more grilling than smoking lately. I’ll be smoking ribs this weekend & will probably do them on the pellet cooker since it’s so easy. Is it safe to assume that the Joe can grill as good as the Akorn? I’d think so but want to be sure first. I imagine based on the lack of complaints that it’s easier to smoke on since the Akorn is more fickle (even though I’ve had zero issues smoking on it once I read a few threads in the Akorn section) So what’s the collective thought between the three Joe’s available?
  8. I’ve looked at the BGE & KJ side by side at my local Kitchen & Company store, no comparison for me, I prefer the KJ. I really want a KJ, especially a Big Joe but pricing seems to be the same (msrp or map?) wherever I look. It’s expensive especially when compared to a Vision but I feel it’s worth it. No road shows in sight for me in NH & not many dealers that are willing to work on price or even have stock so If I can find a deal I’ll buy the KJ but if not for the money the Vision is looking pretty good. Buy the grill you really want now so you don’t wish you did later is the best advice I can give.
  9. I wish my local Lowe’s had one of these in stock so I could see it in person. I really like the top vent design, looks like it would be perfect in the rain. The grates appear to be good quality as well.
  10. Surprised I’m not seeing more chat on this one? I bought a steel Akorn last November & it has changed my life (for the better of course) I’m selling my gas Webber as soon as the weather breaks. I can’t imagine going back to gas & with all the folks like me who’ve gotten bitten by the Kamado bug I figured there’d be a lot of discussion about this version seeing how it’s the logical next step up price wise.
  11. So frustrating, every time I see one of these smoking deals they don’t apply in my local area. I don’t understand how a national chain like Walmart will run a clearance one region but not all? Oh well, glad someone got a deal, congrats!
  12. Dang it, just saw this. Oh well, congrats to the winner.
  13. I’ve cooked more butts than I can remember on Kingsford blue & white in my WSM as well as my kettle, it works excellent in those but I know lump is recommended in the kamado. I always preferred how consistent the blue & white bags are vs lump when using the Minion method for overnight cooks in the Weber’s.
  14. My fingers are crossed, if I win I’ll have to finally buy the Kamado Joe I’ve been eying since there’s no way I’d want to shame that fancy table with my Akorn. My wife will just love me even more once I explain it, ha!
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