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  1. packer01

    Harry Soo

    What I found interesting in his video is his insistance that the smoking wood be placed under the light charcoal. Have never tried it as I always saw it either placed on top or mixed into the charcoal. Has anyone tried his method? If so did you notice any difference in flavor, volume or length of time the chunks smoldered for?
  2. I had recently approached KJ about buying the motor and was told that they do not sell as a standalone piece.
  3. Would anyone be able to post the make and model of the motor? I Would like to order one and I am assuming that KJ reached out to a third party vendor to fulfil this need. Thanks in advance.
  4. Would anyone be able to post the make and model of the motor? I Would like to order one and I am assuming that KJ reached out to a third party vendor to fulfil this need. Thanks in advance.
  5. Yeah that's definitely a pass. I would be afraid to ask the price for the BJ cart.
  6. Can you outline the replacement instructions? My original hinge is ok but I fear that it will slam on me one day, have come close a few times. Was considering this until it was mentioned before that it would not work and they were not developing it any longer. Seems that they had a change of heart. From what I see in the box it appears that it is a simple bolt on replacement. No straps to remove etc. Very interested again. Thanks
  7. I can hear the tumblers closing on this thread as I type. LOL Seriously though, the CS delays faced by the two of you should not be acceptable. In Canada, we are usually slower than the CS received in the US but nothing like that. I would be very upset if I was in your situation as well.
  8. I agree as well as I will never use the social media part either. When this was initially announced it was supposed to be a superior WIFI thermometer/controller that would come in (dollar wise) under the current offerings on the market (summarizing Bobby words on his initial FB post). Well it seems that scope creep has come up and bite this product by trying to be all things to all people. I was on board to buy one once it was released simply for the fact of being able to control my pit and check in on my cooks when I was away from my house. This is quickly becoming price comparable to what already exists on the market if you do not consider the extra app functionality, that I for one (and it seems some other as well) do not really care about. I can understand data mining your customers usage and experience to further existing/new product development but then asking them to pay for it seems absolutely ridiculous. I for one am jumping off this runaway train as I cannot justify the close to $400 cdn price tag this will come in at. This seems a lot like a scenario where we could do this, and this, and this, and wouldn't it be cool if.... but no one stopped to ask if we should do these things. This is one of the biggest problems with crowdsourcing R&D while it is cheap the project focus becomes lost very easily by trying to be all things to all people. Sorry I will step down off my soap box now....
  9. I am interested. I would just need to know the shipping cost. I am in Ontario, just outside of Toronto. In order to figure out shipping can you provide the dimensions and weight or whatever I would need to figure it out. Or if you could just provide about how much it may be. Thanks
  10. I bought a BJ and do not regret it one bit. I started with an Akorn but when I decided to go ceramic I could not justify going down in size (from a 19" grate to 18"). The majority of my cooks are also dual zone so once you split the Classic in half it does not leave a lot of room to work with. I am typically cooking for 3 adults and two growing girls and find I have enough space. If I would have went with a Classic I would have regretted not getting the BJ for my cooking style.
  11. We had a pretty bad ice storm here a couple of year ago. We had some downed branches from our Red (or Sugar) Maple tree so they became my smoking wood. I think the best description I could give Maple is it is a little stronger than apple but not as intense as hickory. 5698k nailed it in that I also use it for everything but beef, I just do not think it has a strong enough flavor.
  12. An old welders trick my dad taught me was to apply heat back to the burn. The heat source actually seems to absorb the heat from the skin. You do need to do this right after the burn takes place. I will say it hurts a lot to add heat back to a burn. I usually hold the affected area close to the heat for as long as I can stand it. It sounds crazy and the rest of my family thinks I am nuts whenever I do it. It does take away (or at least lessen) the stinging that usually takes place after you remove the heat source. I think the concept is the same as using ice trying to remove the sense of heat from the skin but I find it much more effective.
  13. What I cannot understand is the lack of wireless debit/credit card machines not used in the USA. In Canada (at least where I live) all sit down restaurants have a wireless debit/credit machine that comes right to your table. Your card never leaves your hand. A couple of months ago we were at Disney in Florida and we went to a restaurant in downtown Disney. When the bill came I asked for the machine to pay and received the craziest look. The waiter asked for my card and began to walk away so I followed him. He probably thought that I was some kind of crazy. I had a hard time watching him walk to a dark corner of the restaurant with my card in his hand. About a year ago I was in Boston for business and noticed the same thing. All meals were comped with a company card so was not too worried but still found it strange. Can anyone provide a guess as to why these machines are not more common place in the US? Is it a lack of trust in security that a wireless system provides? I find it interesting.
  14. I use a regular old heat gun. I can start one spot for low temps or more for higher temps. Once I have some lump going, I use it to determine the size of fire I want. Usually it takes about 2-4 mins depending upon the size of the desired fire. Same idea as the Looftlighter but much cheaper. Easy and convenient providing you have electricity near by. There are a bunch of YouTube videos of people using this method to start charcoal.
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