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  1. Check Vision's website. They may have a replacement made of wood or an alternative material.
  2. I'd say it's a Vision or one of the Auplex manufactured kamados sold under various names. Looks like a Kamado Joe Divide and Conquer grate system has been substituted for the OEM rack.
  3. I've tried two types of coconut charcoal--afire koko, and Komodo Kamado. I bought a lot of the afire on-line when it was on sale , and a few boxes of the KK brand were gifted to me by a former member who had purchased a KK, and bought a pallet of their charcoal to go along with. Lighting of both was made much easier when I used a propane torch. Both burned clean, with virtually no flavors imparted. Both produced a great deal of powdery ash which was easy to clean up with a shop vac. Hitting and holding targeted temperatures was about the same as with any quality lump. I di
  4. @A.O- the Vision was my first kamado, and I liked it very much. Until I gifted it to a young family in the neighborhood, I cooked on it regularly, as often as 3x/week, for years. Aside from the notchy dials which Vision Customer Service remedied by sending me a whole new ash drawer setup, I never had a problem with the Vision. Early on, I replaced the original grate with a CGS expandable rack system. It was a little pricey, but increased versatility tenfold, and so was $ well spent. When the time came, I replaced the gaskets with High Que Gold Standard nomex, which m
  5. @A.O.I sealed the igniter door, not the entire ash drawer assembly. If the Vision rubber gasket doesn't solve the ash drawer problem, I suggest using some nomex gasket around the edges. The ash drawer leaking was never an issue with me. The only problem I had with the ash drawer was the adjustment dials getting real notchy after a year or so. I contacted Vision who sent me a whole new ash drawer assembly on which I promptly sealed the igniter door. No problems thereafter.
  6. Failte a chur roimh. Welcome from Tucson, AZ.
  7. All three look delicious. The calzone is my favorite.
  8. Yup.^ Within the first month of ownership I sealed my Pro S door with Permatex and never looked back.
  9. I've been cooking on my Primo XL for 11 years now. It has performed beautifully, has tons of grill space, and many accessories available to make it even more versatile. Customer service has never let me down. From the list you provided, I recommend the Primo XL.
  10. Have you considered adding a layer of gasket between the chimney and the OEM cap? When I owned a Costco pit Boss 24", the top leaked until I added the gasket. Problem solved with leftover gasket from a replacement job on one of my other kamados.
  11. Speaking as one who has also fallen deeply down the Japanese knife rabbit hole, I think you made a wise choice. I love my Miyabi Birch chef's knife. It really is one of my favorite knives. The next "necessity" you'll find you just have to buy are expensive sharpening stones or a Wicked Edge sharpener.
  12. Forgot to add in my original reply, the firebox on the Vision never cracked, despite some pretty high temp pizza cooks. It still hasn't cracked after changing owners.
  13. Welcome from Tucson. My first kamado was a Vision Pro S. I had it for years and it saw regular use. I didn't like the electric starter door (it leaked) so I sealed it shut with Permatex. The Vision held temp beautifully after that. When the time came, I replaced the original gaskets with High Que Gold Standard nomex. I removed the soft close piston within the first month of use. I never had a problem with the temperature control dials. Like the sliders, once you learn them, it's pretty easy to hit and hold temperature. Even after I acquired a Primo XL, the Vision saw regular use
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