Ripped gasket on new Classic II in Kamado Joe Posted Thursday at 01:07 PM 17 hours ago, Brick Pig said: I thought of this thread when I was preparing my Big Joe for a cook on Sunday afternoon, and took a couple pics of my gasket. I'm still cooking with the same felt gasket --or more precisely, what's left of it-- that came on it when I bought it in 2016. A couple times a year I think to myself that I need to order a new one, but then I cook something again and the grill still works like a champ, so I never quite get around to replacing it. That's more gasket than I have on my KJC of the same age. Looks like you also have the original firebox.