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About retfr8flyr

  • Birthday 10/06/1945

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    Providence Forge, VA
  • Interests
    My 06 Mustang and Home Theater.
  • Grill
    Kamado Joe

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  1. I love your cabinet setup did you do the build yourself? Great looking ribs, I also stopped wrapping my ribs after I got my Akorn, I just don't see any need with a Kamado grill. My family loves smash burgers and I got a Camp Chief 600 Flat Top grill this past spring for doing smash burgers and other things. They turn out really well on the Griddle and I can make more at a time for my big family, than I could on my Big Joe CI griddle.
  2. Jealous Devil versus Fogo

    I think you would really like the Fogo. I get their Super Premium Lump, in the 35 lb bag, direct from them. If you watch they have it on sale fairly often and it's always free shipping. It's a toss up as to which I prefer between the Fogo and the KJ Big Block but I can usually get the Fogo when I need it and I can only get the KJ when they have a road show in my area, as no one carries it locally, so I tend to use Fogo more.
  3. New Akorn Jr owner

    Welcome to the forum!
  4. Jealous Devil versus Fogo

    I have never tried the Jealous Devil lump but I am a big fan of Fogo. I always order it direct from Fogo, when they have a sale. My other choice is KJ Big Block when I can get it at a roadshow. I stopped using Royal Oak, even though it's cheap, because it changed from what it was and I started getting way too many small pieces and it started giving off lots of white smoke when it was getting started.
  5. Akorn to BJ upgrade and questions

    I still have my Akorn and use it fairly often. I started out using the firebox divider in my Big Joe, as a lot of my cooks are for just the 2 of us, but after a few times I quit using it and just push the lump to one side and it works just as well.
  6. Finally Pulled the Trigger

    I think you will find that thicker steaks do better with the reverse sear procedure. I try and have at least 1½ thick steaks to do a reverse sear and have found the 2" or thicker works better. I also think it's very hard to get the grills close enough to the fire to get a good sear, without over cooking the meat. I have an Akorn and I use the grill from it, sitting on the fire ring, on my Big Joe, to get nice and close to the fire for my sears.
  7. New Kamado Joe owner IL

    Welcome to the forum!
  8. Brian

    Welcome to the forum!
  9. Finally Pulled the Trigger

  10. New guy from New Hampshire

    Welcome to the forum!
  11. New Kamado Joe owner in MD

    Welcome to the forum!
  12. Looking at getting first kamado

    Welcome to the forum!
  13. Introduction

    Welcome to the forum!
  14. New dude dropping in!

    Welcome to the forum!
  15. Fresh outta delaware

    Welcome to the forum!