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    CharlieB_DE got a reaction from Kamado Joe in Saffire = Monolith?   
    ...nope other way round...Saffire is original.....a company was allowed to use the product for EU market (prior to 3 yrs ago) marketed under the name Monolith.....3 yrs ago Saffire stepped into EU business and then took the business to new factories and built up their own new supplier.....since then totally worlds apart from the monolith....new body shape, size, form, new lid size, shape and form....bands, hinges....firebox, new smoking port design much better than before....a great new approach and direction for Saffire.....and makes it miles diff to the Monolith
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    CharlieB_DE got a reaction from Marty in Difference between Oval XL and Jack Daniels   
    ....buy the regular and then a bottle of JD and put on a steak
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    CharlieB_DE got a reaction from andyscalzo in Saffire pictures   
    ...So there are as mentioned 3 levels and 3 sizes of Saffire...
    the 19" and the XL 23" and new next year the 15"....
    they come in two different colours, Jasper Red, Onyx Black....next year there is a special edition the Blue Platinum....which is a great colour
    the bronze edition is where all metal parts are galvanised and then powder coated black - not just powder coated like some others
    the silver edition is where all parts are 304 stainless but with a 202 cart and bamboo side shelves
    platinum edition is all metal 304 plus cart plus side shelves in 304 but is the blue colour grill
    a customer can order the silver and upgrade to the full 304
    new also the stainless handles which are really great...so much I had to get one for my XL....
    the stainless side shelves, stainless casters/wheels and stainless handle can all be ordered seperately to upgrade any existing grills...

    here are some pictures of the XL 23" hinge system....it is sooo heavy duty...makes light work of the lid lifting and I guess I could tighten it so that it almost soft closes when let go....but I am too chicken to do it and rely on it

    more pictures of the diff parts....

    ...if you need any more inof or have questions just let me know...there is a sales guy from saffire (JohnG) who is also now on Guru site you can contact him directly....I am just an enthusiastic user who knows the owners well....

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    CharlieB_DE reacted to PennHead in Warsteiner Soaked Kraut and Sausage   
    My heritage cook - Warsteiner soaked kraut and sausage.
    While I don't know our full heritage I do know that there was quite a bit of German and with Oktoberfest  in the air (I do enjoy a good German beer this time of year, in fact I'm having one as I post this) I decided to stay simple and try to be true to the heritage theme.  Living on the gulf coast we have no shortage of really good sausage choices (conecuh being my favorite) but I wanted to try to stay traditional so I sourced my sausages from the Elberta grocery. They carry the same ones used for the Elberta German Sausage Festival.  Grab a dutch oven and throw in some sauerkraut an onion and Warsteiner Oktoberfest Special Edition and there you have it. The money shot is plated with dark german bread and spicy mustard.
    Thanks for looking.
    Money Shot! 


    Slice onions and top with sausages

    Cover with Kraut and  Warsteiner 

    Put the lid on and to the Kamado

    After about 45 mins to an hour take the lid off, stir the kraut and put the sausages on top

    Flip the sausages, stir the kraut and cook another 30 to 45 mins



    Thanks for looking.
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to rwalters in Winters Coming!   
    I here ya, last year took us by shock!

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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Ben S in KJ and High Temp Food grade Silicone Gaskets   
    I assure you, I have had my joe over 900 on the dome thermometer several times. The inside gasket edge between the dome and the base has to be exposed to these temps, if not hotter. I know you never owned any other grill besides a KK, so maybe this type of gasket is harder for you to picture.
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Aussie Joe in KJ and High Temp Food grade Silicone Gaskets   
    Gotta love the flash backs tests your reflexes lol
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Beermachine in Classic and move around or Joe Jr for small space?   
    Get the KJ Classic for sure. The JR is too small. I wish I had bought the BJ but the KJC has enough room to get done what I need.
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to BhamBruni in Classic and move around or Joe Jr for small space?   
    Love my JR...but would start with classic. It is really hard to stretch the JR out bigger when you need more cooking space !!!
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to bosco in Classic and move around or Joe Jr for small space?   
    it moves easily!  If you can fit the classic and he really likes that one get it!!  Move it around for when you use it.  Then... get a jr. too for quick cooks. 
    Classic will serve you better in the long run is my opinion
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Aussie Joe in Meater - Kickstarter   
    I'd like to wait and see with probes tending to fail I could see this becoming expensive
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Baby Back Maniac in My first ribeye on my new toy   
    I appear to have angered the tapatalk gods...Let's try this again. 




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    CharlieB_DE reacted to tinyfish in Family Bday request   
    My wife asked "where did you hide the jewelery in there".
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Jack PBBQT in Family Bday request   
    Labor intensive but awesome.  Here's my picture of the present Wifey wanted for her Bday:

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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Beermachine in One proud Dad   
    Congrats mate. Where is his Kamado? 
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Stinga in One proud Dad   
    This evening my son Alex earned the highest rank in Scouting - Eagle!
    A long road for sure and we've never been more proud!

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    CharlieB_DE reacted to keeperovdeflame in interesting US view of the UK...   
    I think we have flogged this horse long enough. You all know the saying when it comes to discussions of religion and politics. I am gong to lock this. Lets find something else to talk about. 
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to bwarbiany in interesting US view of the UK...   
    Q. What do you call someone who speaks three languages?
    A. Trilingual.
    Q. What do you call someone who speaks two languages?
    A. Bilingual.
    Q. What do you call someone who speaks one language?
    A. American

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    CharlieB_DE got a reaction from LargeRedJoe in interesting US view of the UK...   
    read this today and some of it is funny but also interesting as an expat Brit living in germany to see how others perceive the Brits....is from an artist from Florida I believe who spent a few weeks in the UK...
    here are the points he listed:-
      Scott Waters 24 September at 22:25 · Edited ·   I was in England again a few weeks ago, mostly in small towns, but here's some of what I learned:
    * Almost everyone is very polite
    * The food is generally outstanding
    * There are no guns
    * There are too many narrow stairs
    * Everything is just a little bit different
    * The pubs close too early
    * Pubs are not bars, they are community living rooms. 
    * You'd better like peas, potatoes and sausage 
    * Refrigerators and washing machines are very small
    * Everything is generally older, smaller and shorter
    * There are very well behaved dogs everywhere
    * People don't seem to be afraid of their neighbors or the government
    * Their paper money makes sense, the coins don't
    * Everyone has a washing machine but driers are rare 
    * The reason they drive on the left is because all their cars are built backwards
    * Hot and cold water faucets. Remember them?
    * Pants are called "trousers", underwear are "pants" and sweaters are "jumpers"
    * The bathroom light is a string hanging from the ceiling
    * "Fanny" is a naughty word, as is "shag"
    * All the signs are well designed with beautiful typography and written in full sentences with proper grammar.
    * There's no dress code 
    * Doors close by themselves, but they don't always open
    * They eat with their forks upside down
    * English are as crazy about their gardens as Americans are about cars
    * They don't use facecloths or napkins
    * The wall outlets all have switches, some don't do anything. 
    * There are hardly any cops or police cars.
    • There are 5,000 year old rocks still standing around. No one is sure why
    * When you do see police they seem to be in male & female pairs and often smiling 
    * Black people are just people: they didn't quite do slavery here
    * Everything comes with chips, which are French fries. You put vinegar on them
    * Cookies are "biscuits" and potato chips are "crisps"
    * HP sauce is better then catsup
    * Obama is considered a hero, Bush is considered an idiot. 
    * After fish and chips, curry is the most popular food 
    * The water controls in showers need detailed instructions 
    * Folks don't always lock their bikes
    * It's completely normal to see people dressing different and speaking different languages
    * Electronic devices work fine with just a plug adapter.
    * Nearly everyone is better educated then we are
    * If someone buys you a drink you must do the same.
    * There are no guns
    * Look right, walk left
    * It's not that hard to eat with the fork in your left hand with a little practice. If you don't, everyone knows you're an American 
    * Many of the roads are the size of our sidewalks
    * There's no AC. 
    * Instead of turning the heat up, you put on a jumper
    * Gas is "petrol", it costs about $7 a gallon and is sold by the liter
    * If you speed on a motorway, you get a ticket. Always. 
    * You don't have to tip, really!
    * Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Cornwall really are different countries
    * Everyone here has a passport, only 14% of Americans do. 
    * You pay the price marked on products because the taxes (VAT) are built in. 
    * Walking is the national pastime 
    * Their TV looks and sounds much better then ours
    * They took the street signs down during WWII but haven't put them all back up yet. 
    * Everyone enjoys a good joke
    * There are no guns
    * Dogs are very well behaved and welcome everywhere
    * There are no window screens
    * You can get on a bus and end up in Paris. 
    * Everyone knows more about our history then we do
    * Radio is still a big deal. The BBC is quite good
    * The newspapers can be awful 
    * Everything costs the same but our money is worth less so you have to add 50% to the price to figure what you're paying
    * Beer comes in large, completely filled, actual pint glasses and the closer the brewery the better the beer
    * Butter and eggs aren't refrigerated
    * The beer isn't warm, each style is served at the proper temperature 
    * Cider (alcoholic) is quite good. 
    * Excess cider consumption can be very painful. 
    * The universal greeting is "Cheers" (pronounced "cheeahz" unless you are from Cornwall, then it's "chairz")
    * The money is easy to understand: 1-2-5-10-20-50 pence, then-£1-£2-£5-£10, etc bills. There are no quarters. 
    * Their cash makes ours look like Monopoly money.
    * Cars don't have bumper stickers
    * Many doorknobs, buildings and tools are older than America
    * By law, there are no crappy, old cars
    * When the sign says something was built in 456, they didn't lose the "1"
    Cake is is pudding, ice cream is pudding, anything served for desert is pudding, even pudding.
    * BBC 4 is NPR
    * Everything closes at 1700 (5pm)
    * Very few people smoke
    * You're defined by your accent
    * No one in Cornwall knows what a Cornish Game Hen is
    * Soccer is a religion, religion is a sport 
    * Europeans dress better then the British, we dress worse 
    * The trains work: a three minute delay is regrettable
    • Drinks don't come with ice 
    * There are far fewer fat English people 
    * There are a lot of healthy old folks wandering around participating in life instead of hiding at home watching tv. 
    * If you're over 60 and English, you get free bus, rail travel and tv. 
    * Displaying your political or religious affiliation is considered very bad taste
    * Every pub has a pet drunk
    * Their healthcare works, but they still bitch about it. 
    * Cake is one of the major food groups. 
    * Their coffee is mediocre but their tea is wonderful. 
    * There are still no guns
    * Towel warmers!
    * Cheers
    .....how did any of you guys find the Uk and the English during any trips to the UK...?
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    CharlieB_DE got a reaction from wickedcajun in My heritage challenge entry...   
    ...looks amazing...just my thing...good job cajun...
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    CharlieB_DE got a reaction from Ben S in interesting US view of the UK...   
    ....Kamado worshipper, I believe in good steak and good fire ;0
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Argon in interesting US view of the UK...   
    My daughter travelled a lot while she was in France.  She had a German friend and went - not sure where - into Germany during a brewfest.  It was her favorite excursion during her stay.  And....BTW her friend spoke German, French and English.....
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Argon in interesting US view of the UK...   
    Another thing, I sorta collect PInt Glasses from local Breweries where I go and sample the product.  Whilst on our Pub walk, near Marlowe, the primary local brew seemed to be "Rebellion" - served at the proper temp.  I regret that I didn't buy a glass with the Rebellion logo and hoping my brother would send me one.....
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to Vegas in Pulled the trigger   
    Thanks for all the replies folks. I got the 4000. And I did get the diffuser as I do really want to be doing low and slow cooks and also it allows a low grill platform to be used, which is great for searing.
    Is the keg tool included as well or do I have to get that separately?
    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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    CharlieB_DE reacted to prowe in Pulled the trigger   
    Lump gives a mix of big and small, it has no Chems added and burns longer. I have no clue if the Chems in briquettes would damage the keg, I doubt they would, but why mess with that. Don't use lighter fluid. Cotton balls in alcohol are perfect.
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