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    Sasebo, Japan
  • Interests
    Grilling/smoking/roasting on my kamado grill, hiking, kayaking, scuba dining
  • Grill
    Pit Boss
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    Who’s smoking what for Xmas dinner?

    I'll be working on Christmas but for Christmas eve dinner I'm doing a low and slow 6lb smoked chuck roast. Did my first one on my Kamado a few weeks ago and neither my wife nor I could believe how delicious it was! Also the first time I included coffee in my rub. Love the flavor and the bark was amazing.
  2. I'm also a newbie but so far have always run my deflector stone on the low setting on my PB24. Also unless I'm searing steaks I use both the upper and lower grills and put the meat on the upper with my drip pan on the lower grill. I think I get a more even heat that way.
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    Sealed my pitboss

    Must just be lucky but I haven't made this mod to my PB24 and it runs great. No problem holding the temp at 225F-or even less-and when I shut both vents the lump goes out quickly.
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    Help! Thin chuck steak

    Perfect! Thanks a million for the advice!
  5. My wife purchased two very on sale chuck steaks that are only 1/2" to 3/4" thick, any suggestions on how to cook these on my kamado without turning them into shoe leather?!?
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    Greetings from Japan!

    Hi Keeperovdeflame-No you really don't see Kamado grills here in Japan, the Navy Exchange on base carries one model of Kamado Joe and Costco here carries the Pit Boss 24 but I've never seen any other Kamado grills here. Japanese use simple open grills with no lid, lighter cross hatched grates (so the small pieces of meat they use won't fall through) and lump charcoal. My Japanese neighbors have been really impressed with my cooking efforts!
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    Greetings from Japan!

    Hi everyone, new to kamado grilling but really enjoying it so far. I work at the US Navy base in Sasebo, Japan. We have a Costco a couple of hours from here so this August I purchased a Pit Boss 24. Love it so far! I've seared steaks, roasted a prime rib, grilled chicken wings and smoked a salmon and a Boston Butt for pulled pork. After reading comments about the Pit Boss kamados I thought I'd have to add gasket material at the vents but I haven't had any problems holding low and slow temps. Anyway looking forward to learning from all of you and joining this amazing community!