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  1. OK cool. The ash cup sealing seemed a little under-designed on casual inspection, but the rest of the grill looked good. Right now in PNW we have a fire ban in parks etc (including charcoal) so I'll hold off see if any closeout sales later. If I'm at home I'll use my Vision of course, but having a second one gives me ideas....
  2. I was walking in a Safeway and saw a JR on a mock-up grill display. It got my attention as I have a full size Vision and love it, and I have a Weber camping size, but not really happy with the airflow and slow cooking after being used to my Vision Kamado. Having the grill be both capable and not breakable ceramic appeals to me. Anyway, I was looking at the Jr and Amazon has them for like $120 (not sure if I can find one of those < $100 deals) I wasn't super impressed with the sealing at the bottom vents, but the lid and grates looked sweet. I instantly could imagine myself camping and making some great BBQ on it. I didn't buy there as only a display left and we were on a camping trip with completely packed car anyway, but it did get me thinking / dreaming.... Can you get these grills to perform well and shut down completely like my Vision does? I looked for a FAQ on it but didn't see one. I'll check Youtube as well. Thanks in advance
  3. I searched and found this thread. I had been looking for meat for some Fajita's (don't laugh) and a top round was on sale for $1.99 lb! I got two huge slabs 2" thick for $10.50. I cut the top with score cuts both ways, spiced with rub, then used a vacuum marinade from my sealer with off the shelf Stubb's beef stuff. I got the grill hot but not steak hot, laid it on there, flipped was still wiggly after cooking. Was pretty rare inside, how the wife likes it. Flavor was good and it was decent, a bit chewy. Kids ate the heck out of it and not much left. Since going on a road trip was suggested I cook the second cut as the grill was going. I just couldn't fit both of these massive bits in the vacuum marinade container at the same time or I would have cooked them together. After trying to duplicate the first one but cook a tad bit more (first was a bit too rare for my taste) I cooked 2nd but grill not quite as hot. The result was OK but the meat was twice as tough and will need to be cut thin to make it good to eat. I guess these are a bit temperamental and so lean you aren't going to get great results, and rare better than medium rare.
  4. uh what did you order and what kinda price did you get with shipping? Just curious.
  5. Dirkdaddy


    Wow, that infection sounds really bad, quite a trial for your life glad you have come out of it with spirit and good luck on riding. I sympathize on your significant impacts to your life as well. Take it easy. That sort of bike is a good choice its laid back and doesn't temp you to over-do speed, easy to ride. See you're in OR, I'm near Hillsboro OR. I have a ear disease myself that interferes with hearing in that ear, but pretty lucky it gives just a touch of balance issues and occasional - very occasional - vertigo and I can't take riding virtual reality rides and stuff like that anymore. I still snowboard mountain bike and just got a used motorcycle this year (experienced from teens to 40 but took a break). Motor on and BBQ!
  6. So instead of low and slow like for whole shoulder, this is cooked like a steak hot and fast?
  7. Maybe use a spacer on bottom grate like I did for airflow Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  8. I got entire upper vent for same issue from them free! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks folks you know I'm thinking they used the wrong grout, an water got into thinset just needs to be regrouted with polymer sanded grout - after it dries. Also I have some stuff plumber buddy gave me it's like a liquid shower pan. Need to read instructions on it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  10. In Portland area we were one of three beds over asking on our house within the last couple years. So yes some are cats are pretty crazy. One of my friends used to be a general contractor was saying that high dollar per square foot you could build a brand new house like what you did. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  11. Well I figure with all these gear heads on this forum does outside chance somebody might know something about this shower tile installation. I chipped up the floor tile about six or seven hours after the kids showered and it dried out. Then when I came back later on in the evening I noticed coming out of the around the wall tile it was seeping some water on to the mortar bed. The tile job on the walls looks great there's 3 maybe rice grain holes in grout and tiles are set with a narrow grout line. Is this water seeping from wall something really bad or normal? I figure I'm just going to seal the grout an tiles on walls after installing new floor tiles. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  12. Man I need your kids! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  13. I'm on third lid gauge and none in long-run are very accurate. I do get repeatability so I know where a reading is hot or medium but ignore numbers. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  14. I made some minor adjustment to mine by 1. Removing the shock plate on lid so it's not interfering, loosening an then retightening bands to adjust the fit. Also I have found 1" kiln spacers on amazon great for elevating charcoal grate allowing much more airflow. Nomex replacement for felt after it aged sealed it up nicely an no problems since it snuffed flames every time. Also seal bottom vent outside edge if needs it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  15. You can't see it very well but that is the CGS spider under the tile in picture . [emoji40] I may do that and maybe the whole rack system [emoji43] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
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