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  1. Agreed. I think the point was that not all companies offer this design feature, so kudos to Kamado Joe.
  2. I hear you, which is why I'm also designing a hybrid model for one of the proofs of concept.
  3. Understood, however, cracking does occur on the outside shell (as evidenced by many forum posts) which, to me, is a concern.
  4. In which case the buyer purchases a product that they know will crack at some point. Hardly a strong marketing point...
  5. Thanks John. Prompt response and helpful as always in providing detail and clarification. I'm leaning towards using clay, ceramic and refractory cements for my product over the metal options purely out of homage to the original spirit and authenticity of the grills, and would rather use them in fabrication. I think they have a nicer aesthetic and appeal to customers. Regards David
  6. Dear All I can't help but notice the forum posts that relate to cracks developing in the firebox and/or shell. Which leads me to ask, why would you purchase a ceramic Kamado grill which has the potential to crack? This is not a troll post - I am genuinely interested. And I am even more interested in why someone hasn't produced a Kamado that is impervious to cracking. Or is it simply something we have to live with due to the limitations of the materials and the cooking medium?
  7. I'm exploring the use of lava rock in the refractory mix with an external coating of heatproof screed. Does any one have experience of using lava rock?
  8. I thought that modern ceramics and manufacturing processes had resolved the issues with ceramic BBQs and grills cracking? It seems as if this is still an issue.
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