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Danwilderspin

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  1. Looks like the new owners are making some cost saving changes :-( my jr which is 4 yrs olds had a crack in the base must have been a firing crack as it didn’t run to an edge. Anyhow kJ replaced it but the dome and band were too big to fit. The inner dimensions were about right but the out was too small so think they’ve made it thinner. anyway new band and done aero iced today fits perfectly - also smaller/thinner but the most obvious thing was the bolts! They used to be chunky things 13mm heads they now are weedy ones 10mm heads looks like a sign of things to come :-(
  2. Hi all wanted to run this past you. earlier in the year my dome on my classic developed a spider crack. As alway I was sent a new one. Went to replace it and the diameter of the dome was about 1cm less than the old one and the bands wouldn’t do up properly and had a massive under bite. credit where it’s due they sent a new base and band and all lined up perfectly. bow fast forward 6 months (and some bad luck) my base on my jr has a crack - just went to change it... the base is 40cm diameter not 41cm of my old one now have a massive overbite that won’t seal and again bands won’t tighten.. is this common seems a bad design somewhere or I’m unlucky. I don’t doubt they will sort it it’s just annoying...
  3. Hi all I have finished building my walls and timber counter to sink the joe in. I have done it all and a buddy came over for a bbq and he mentioned o have not done it the normal way and a quick google proves him right. I have made the top of the base flush with the counter. Logic for this was easily being able to flick pizzas off onto cardboard trays - is there any issues my way?
  4. Hi all - had my jr/classic for a while now and I seem to get this problem - and it only seems to be night cooks just to mess with me :-) if I try and shoot for really low temps (the bottom to middle of low on the thermometer on the dome) I fill the baskets up with lump and make a slight pyramid I then get it set up after a few minutes and let it stabilise for 45 mins. Fast forward to 4am alarm goes off as temps are dropping go out (everytime) look at the firebox it’s still full but a core has burnt right down to the bottom and burnt out so I then have to mess about re making it up - any ideas? If I got to top end of smoking it seems to spread ok? cheers
  5. Yes that’s what i ended up doing makes more sense butt hen that begs the question why does it swing out at all
  6. I will indeed - side question John as you know your stuff - I have a brand new gasket fitted to the chimney and original daisy wheel setup was very tight. If I open this fully up so swing the partial venting out the weight of it tilts the hole vent as it’s not tight enough on the chimney - is that normal? I’d need to double gasket or something if so..
  7. Yes sir - above the E at the top you can see it has dipped which it hadn’t before
  8. Hi all - last week I treated myself to a new kontrol tower for my classic I. Today I thought I’d do some pizzas as the weather was nice and hot and put the kontrol tower on before I started. Anyway cooking around 700ish so fairly hot I shut the vents all down when done and notice the top warped? Surely this is a massive design fault if it’s thst thin it can do that? It not catches when I turn it which is not what I paid £70 for! Is this normal with these or should i go to kj about this? A little reluctant as I feel I may get a name for myself as just had the new firebox and the base has gained a crack they are replacing!
  9. Just a quick point of a smaller deflector or stone was used would you hit the temps quicker/easier? I’m thinking I have a 10inch deflector / stone setup in my jr if I put this in my classic it should easily hit those temps?
  10. Any idea when this is available for classic I/II and will it be dojoe money or more or less?
  11. I did it last year Father’s Day full bone. Google yielded no results so I did my own thing. Firstly with no deflectors and the firebox ring removed I seared it Dome up for a couple of minutes each side (maybe slightly less) I then took it off put the ring back heat deflector in and put a probe in cooked low and slow until a medium kind of temperature took about 30-40mins but that was the best tomahawk ever! I had to have the bone stick out the chimney though so I shut the daisy wheel right down and butted it up against the bone to get about the right airflow!
  12. Ok - any ideas on the best match red paint :-) thanks!
  13. Yea it seems a strange place to go - thanks and will keep you posted!
  14. My classic has developed a crack about the width of the hinge beneath the hinge. Having dealt with support (awesome as ever) on remover the bands the hinge was mounts very unevenly (the holes were wonky) and we think it may have pinpointed the stress so they are sending a replacement. unfortunately as I’m not in the US they have told me it may be a month or two before I get it which is fine but I want to keep cooking and stop the crack. From what I’ve read you need to find the exact end of the crack and drill it to stop it spreading. My questions are these, can I do this but not go all the way through and it work? I’m thinking stop around 3-4mm from the glaze so there not a big hole to patch? Further to that would you use refractory clay or jb weld to then plug the holes? Thanks as always!
  15. Thanks guys, John, how tight should it be? it is tight as it is I have just gone another three turns and will check on next cook
  16. Hi all i changed my gaskets on the just and since I seem to have a leak but it’s not from the gasket it seems to be above the band? It’s seems fairly tight but looks like there is an adhesive gap it’s coming from.. any ideas https://youtu.be/UpwX9fKRg-c
  17. Great advise and sure enough it tasted great lovely and tender so my fears were misplaced. I did exactly that a couple of rounds of foil followed by and towel , an insulated cool bag into the freezer box. It was in there 7 hours and was still (just) in the safe zone when removed! cheers
  18. Morning guys, so I got a 9lb brisket packer I think you guys call them with the point and the flat. I have never cooked a brisket on my classic but done hundred on my jr. on my jr id load up the firebox and put a smaller brisket on with a water pan. I’d cook at around. 250 degrees at 11pm and it would be good by the morning. now on my classic I followed the same formula and as the meat was about twice the size I thought it would be good by lunchtime... however my probe was alerting me at 5am that it was at the 202f! I got up and #### it all down and left it in there for an hour until the temps dropped but this seem to Cook way to fast however it is tender! There doesn’t look like there was any stall on my graph? any thoughts
  19. Hi all I’m in the middle of a counter build so I can take the classic out the nest. It’s got two full height brick walls at the end and one half height in the middle for the lower timbers to sit on. Here’s the question. Can I put the KJ on these KJ-CFR shoes/feet and then put them directly on the timbers? Just thinking heat. Also what do you treat timbers with for minimal maintenance? Varnish? Paint? Danish oil? Thanks
  20. As above really, I have had my jr 4 years and she gets a lot of use (lots more than my classic!) I have ripped through 4 fire boxes in this time as they all eventually crack. I know in my classic I had it go and was replaced with the new style multi piece which is far more durable and wondered if plans for such a thing would come to the jr?
  21. I know it doesn’t come with one but could a fire brick be fashioned to fill the opening to snuff out the fire? Or a block of metal?
  22. I sent a note and they said they have nothing to offer right now but it’s something they are looking into in the future if they can find a decent supplier
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