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DiannaDZ

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location:
    Indiana
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  • Grill
    Pit Boss

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  1. Mine did the same thing. Tightened the Hong e bolts and it’s fine. Hinge bolts are the one parallel to the bowi that the hinge pivots on, at first we tightened them too much and could hardly open & close the lid, backed it off then it was fine. We just opened the lid and reached inside to tighten the bolts. I’m lazy!
  2. Started a smoke, brisket, but after getting it started the temperature took off. Went really high, so I shut everything down. Then I noticed smoke coming out around the gasket. I’d already started my brisket. it was only 2.49/lb. Long story short, it’s up to 192° after only 7.75 hours. I did wrap it I’m foil when it hit an internal temp of 170. I seem to have the temp stabilized at 225°. Can I just hold the temp and hold my brisket for a few more hours till it’s had maybe 9-10 hours in the kamado? I’ll be watching it closely. I did put some of my marinade in the foil to help keep it moist. Once my grill is cool, how do we adjust the lid? It’s lifted about an 1/8 in on the right side. It was fine before. Could the cold weather caused the problem with the lid?
  3. Well, did my initial firing yesterday, went very well, with PartyQ held 200°F perfectly. So today I did a spatchcock chicken. I held the temp at 300°F for about an hour. I wanted to make sure my grill was adequately seasoned. I put a drip pan on a CSI spider,although the instructions called for direct grill setup. I had my grill at 350° initially, but an hour into the cook, it hadn’t browned well & the internal temperature was. 135°F, so I kicked the temperature up to 400°. Ahh, reverse sear? Anyway by the time the internal temperature reached 165°, it was golden brown. While shutting down, when I took the PartyQ off, water, maybe a teaspoonful ran out of the adapter. Anyone else experience this? It did rain yesterday while the grill was firing for the first time, but it could not have gotten rain inside that would run out the adapter, as it is 1/2 inch off the bottom of the vent, had to be condensation, but it wasn’t humid today. PartyQ did function ok after I removed it, the fan was running. I covered the PartyQ by draping a bag over the top while it was raining, I made sure the fan wasn’t blocked by the plastic. Figure I will get a small metal bucket, cut a slot in the rim to fit over the adapter to protect it in the rain. I’ll just upend a plastic container over the BlueDot body on a saucer to protect it from the rain. Guess what else I figured out, grabbing a temperature probe with bare hands is just downright dumb!! Ouchy! Dianna
  4. Well glued things together, then waited 4 days and did my 2 hrs at 200°F. Went very well. Thanks again for the help!
  5. I already figured that one out! That’s definitely a QC problem they need to work out!
  6. Is this the stuff? J-B Weld 37901 Extreme Heat High Temperature Resistant Metallic Paste - 3 oz
  7. Well, had a hard time getting the screws in the chimney, my fellow did it for me, took off the chimney to add another layer of gasket, found out we had chipped the rim above the screw hole. What is the name of the stuff used to repair it. I know it’s under warranty, but don’t want to truck it all the way back to Costco, Don’t think it really compromises anything, it’s about an inch long and goes down to the screw hole. I have all the pieces so I think it will be ok just to repair it. Opinions?
  8. Do you use one, if so which size did you use?
  9. DiannaDZ

    Casters

    I’m a newbie, so this may sound silly, but I was planning to keep my PitBoss in the garage and just roll it in & out to use it, that was I have protection from the weather, and I hesitate to leave it outside in the front all the time. I’d have to push it through the grass a long ways to put it in back. It’s as close to the kitchen either way.
  10. Will the lump charcoal light with a butane kitchen torch that I use for making cream brûlée? Is it safe to use in the firebox? I’m mean without using the fire starters. Just the torch directly.
  11. Looks good, hope I can make one for myself!
  12. Just purchased a 12 inch Lodge cast iron skillet at Home Depot for $19.99. Pretty good price, 2 Handle so it should fit in most kamado type grills. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lodge-Cast-Iron-Frying-Pan-L10SKL/302283848
  13. I’m new, haven’t even had a chance to break in my PBK24, broke my foot & off of it for next month. How did you check the stock thermometer? Does it just screw out & have a probe? I can’t even get into the darn garage, my grill hasn’t been touched since I assembled it. Yes I had help getting the body on to the cart. That thing was so heavy Costco guys used a forklift to get it on my truck. A neighbor & my partner wrestled the ceramic part onto the cart.
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