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Charcoal Addict last won the day on July 25 2016

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    Alberta, Canada
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    Smoking hot women and smoking hot food...everything in life should be smoking hot...life is too short to live it any other way.
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    Kamado Joe

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  1. Charcoal Addict

    iKAMAND Problem, Can't Stop Cooking

    They should do a firmware update to ensure the unit continues operate independently if the server is busy or goes down.
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    Beef Finger Ribs

    I found a decent deal on Beef finger ribs that I couldn’t pass-up. Beef Finger ribs are the product of trimming the bone off of Pime Rib. You don’t get a huge amount of meat on the cut like Beef Back Ribs. The quality of the meat is very high. I cooked the ribs at 225 F for 6 hours without wrapping until they were probe tender. Dizzy Pig Spice Jamaican Jerk Rub and Traeger Apricot Sauce for the finish. The sauce was applied at the last 40 minutes of the cook. I never found it necessary to wrap the ribs. They maintained their moisture throughout the cook. There’s some pics below. 225 F worked very well for the finger ribs. I felt the normal 250 F -275 F would have dried out such a thin cut.
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    iKAMAND Problem, Can't Stop Cooking

    I’m a bit puzzled why KJ didn’t use the same self hosted standard as BBQ Guru. The controller should be hosted on your own network from your own personal computers and router acting as a web server. I don’t see any advantage of having the iKamand hosted on a central web server.
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    Uneventful Prime Day

    The US Prime Day was vastly superior to the Canadain Prime Day. It was a little disappointing to see Milwaukee, Apple and Festool did not particpate this year. The pickings from Bosch, Dewalt, and Makita were slim. It wasn’t a great Prime Day for Power Tools this year.
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    Uneventful Prime Day

    I always laugh at number of times the Insta-Pot shows up in Black Friday and Amazon Prime sales. It’s gotta be one of the least reliable pressure cookers around. The Instapot is far cry from the vastly superior Fissler pressure cooker.
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    Uneventful Prime Day

    This year’s Prime Day isn’t offering much unless you’re looking for gadgets and electronics. There really wasn’t much for tools and BBQ lists this year. Amazon’s Black Friday Deals are generally more excited unless you’re stocking-up on on Instapots.
  7. Charcoal Addict

    Extra Wood Charcoal - Edmonton Sale

    If it’s from Quebec it’s often a re-bagde or either Maple Leaf or Basques lump.
  8. Charcoal Addict

    Paella Pan Size for Big Joe

    Matfer Bourgeat is still the fan favorite. It’s really heavy pan and gives a great crust. I never considered using the KJ deep dish stone for paella. You just can’t get the right crust on the rice. The big thing with Paella, it has to be carbon steel and it has to be heavy. There’s a lot of thin light weight Paella pans that burn the crust rather than creating that brown crust. The Stainless steel BGE Paella pan is absolutely useless for good Paella. I just use it as a serving dish.
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    Kamado Joe Charcoal Baskets

    I think KJ felt you would hook it into the D&C rack and use the rack to shake the basket. I still think handles would have made more sense. I would never lift the basket and D&C out together.
  10. Charcoal Addict

    Kamado Joe Charcoal Baskets

    The KJ baskets look to be a few inches deeper (taller) than the KAB. The KAB is actually to short and cumbersome to use on low and slow cooks. Some Lump fall outside the rim of the KAB when the Big Joe is packed with lump for long overnight cooks. I always found the KAB needed to be 2 inches taller to make full use of the KJ firebox.
  11. Charcoal Addict


    This works perfectly. The vent slides out on it’s own if you a pull it past the two screws.
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    The first generation of BBQ Guru’s were plagued with issues as well. It’s no really a surprise. I haven’t been rushing out to get an iKamand. I figured it would run into issues during the initial release. They should consider using a metal adaptor vs trying to make the controller an integrated part of the grill. I think it’s a case I also trying to make the iKamand into too many things like making it high temp fire stoker.
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    I’m a bit pi I’m a bit puzzled why KJ didn’t design the iKamand to simply slide into the existing vent with an adapter. It would’ve been the least problematic way to install it. It doesn’t need to be a fixture on the the grill. All the other companies use stainless adaptors to prevent these kinds of issues like cooking the .
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    I’m puzzled why anyone would use an IKamand for a high temp cook. The stoking feature is more of a nicety rather than a necessity. You don’t need a temp controller for high temp cooks.
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    Kamado Joe Charcoal Baskets

    I’ll order the KJ grates in the coming months. I’m not happy with the warping on the Kick Ash baskets after 3 years of use. I’d rather not roll the dice on more KAB’s.