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    Kamado Joe

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  1. Update (in case it isn't clear...) KJ sent a new hinge. I installed it and now the dome fits the tub perfectly. No more issues with latching or misalignment. The old hinge, as you can see from my previous post, was not formed correctly. All is well now and am enjoying the cooker immensely. From the time I opened a ticket at KJ to receiving the hinge and installing it, was less than 10 days. Most was spent waiting for the hinge to arrive. KJ responded to my ticket withing hours. BBQ Guys were involved too. They were also great. Good customer service from both companies.
  2. Inagngr, Thank you for your interest. I have the pix and you can clearly see that the hinge was badly misaligned on one side. The new hinge was perfect and solved the problem with the misaligned dome.
  3. UPDATE April 2, 2021. KJ is sending a new hinge and hardware. I have to install it.
  4. Thanks for the tip. I guess I thought I was on the KJ forum... I reposted there. Wondered why I didn't have a thunderous response. Thanks again. Tom
  5. Hello. New user to the KJ forum but not this site. I graduated from an Akorn to a KJ 3 Classic. I did a lot of work on the Akorn to get it running like a clock but my son-in-law decided that I needed a new kamado. Hence, the arrival of a new KJ3 Classic on my 75th birthday. I was overjoyed! I listed my Akorn for free, on NextDoor and a guy roared over to get it. Glad it went to a good home. So, within a week and three cooks, the KJ has developed a problem. I cooked a pizza last night which got the temp close to 500 deg by the end. When I pulled the pizza off, I noticed that th
  6. Hello. New user to the KJ forum but not this site. I graduated from an Akorn to a KJ 3 Classic. I did a lot of work on the Akorn to get it running like a clock but my son-in-law decided that I needed a new kamado. Hence, the arrival of a new KJ3 Classic on my 75th birthday. I was overjoyed! I listed my Akorn for free, on NextDoor and a guy roared over to get it. Glad it went to a good home. So, within a week and three cooks, the KJ has developed a problem. I cooked a pizza last night which got the temp close to 500 deg by the end. When I pulled the pizza off, I noticed that th
  7. I made Harry Soo's chicken thighs on it and it held 275 degrees perfectly for two hours. Phew! is right on. Big relief. There's a ole boy about 100 miles from me that has the Akorn King Griller on a cart. He wants $150 for it. It looks like a rusted mess but the tub and dome seem nice and round. I offered him $50 for it, but he didn't respond. Sure would like that cart. I have a Weber Performer with cart and love it but would like the same convenience for the Akorn. Guess I'll keep lookin'.
  8. "The report on the death of my Akorn has been grossly exaggerated." I was very upset about the crash of the grill, breaking the stone and denting the front so that the lid wouldn't even latch. The tub was about 3/4" out of round. I thought about it for a couple of days and hit upon an idea that might be worth passing on to the group. I used a car scissors jack and a couple of short 2X4 spacers to make the tub round again. The lid latches and the seal seems good. I put a bright battery light inside and couldn't see any light leakage around the lid seals when clos
  9. It is with great sadness that I report the death of my Akorn. I was just getting to know it. I have two shallow steps to let the grill down to the main patio area used for cooking. I tilted the Akorn back to let it down gently but failed to look to see if the lid was locked. It was not. First step caused the Akorn to dump on its front and the world went dark for the Akorn. The stone fell out and broke, the front of the barrel hit the step and dented. The round tub is now oblong. The cast iron grates didn't break. Anyone living in the Jacksonville, Florida area is welcome to
  10. Hi Guys (and gals), Happiness abounds at our house since I installed all new gaskets on my Akorn. The grill has a damage history as it went off a 4' patio ledge at my son-in-law's house in a storm. He gave it to me and bought a KJ3. I wrenched the little Akorn back into shape and used it on several cooks but was getting frustrated with having to chase the temps constantly and deal with runaway temps once I popped the lid for a peek. I installed RTV on the top and bottom vents. The RTV on the bottom caught fire and burned, dripping hot silicon on my painted patio deck. I fixed
  11. During my last St Louis rib cook, I was constantly chasing the temp, trying to keep it around 225. Compared to other cooks, it just wouldn't settle down. Planed a spatchcocked turkey cook and everything went well until I started the Akorn. I left the lid open and went to cut up some veggies to put under the bird. After a few minutes, I looked out to see three foot high flames coming out of the cooker, lid open. Assume it was a combination of some old grease drippings and open air. I used B&B Texas Style lump. I closed the lid, shut the top vent, then noticed that that the RTV caulking
  12. I had good luck with Simple Green on the outside and inside. There were streaks of stains from grease-smoke-high heat cooks on the outside and the side trays looked worse. Simple Green took them all off. First attempt at the hull left streaks because I wasn't paying attention to how well it was cleaning. After another wash in rinse, it looks great. I have the gray charcoal finish too. The Akorn is pretty much done but i am bugged by a little rust showing where the legs bolt to the hull. After a few cooks and my confidence improves, I'll think about taking it apart and doing a right fine p
  13. I'd hang it from the shelf brackets. Thinking about doing the same thing using an old Weber Performer table.
  14. Found on Amazon: "Food Contact" 4500 RTV. $7 delivered. "Silicone RTV 4500 Food Contact Safe High Strength Silicone Sealant, Clear (2.8 FL. Ounce)"
  15. Thanks, GG. I found it. Did an empty blast to 600 deg yesterday. Dried everything out and did a "grate" job on the cast iron. First cook will be next week with St Louis style ribs. Used my ProTemp digital to monitor pit temp. Hood gauge is 45 deg off on the cold side. Its no wonder my son-in-law was getting dried out meat cooks (doesn't own a digital thermometer...). He bought a KJ3 and gave me the Akorn. WE are cooking on the KJ3 this weekend. After studying the construction of the Akorn, it appears that annual maintenance will make the thing last many years. I was gett
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