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  • Birthday January 27

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    Johns Creek, GA
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    Kamado Joe

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  1. New from North Atlanta

    Awesome! I may head over there tomorrow because I need a...well, just because.
  2. New Joe Jr - outside ceramic chipped?

    It's normal. I have at least two on my Classic. Nothing to worry about.
  3. New from North Atlanta

    Hi Joel, and welcome from Johns Creek. You'll love that Big Joe. There's a lot of great info on this message board, and a lot of helpful people. There's also a Facebook site as well. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kguru/ And there's a Kamado Joe Atlanta group as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/712176732240470/ Where are you in North Georgia?
  4. KJ is having a Warehouse Sell

    That's a lotta' Joes....
  5. Where to find plans for table for my Kamando Joe

    Here's a start. And you can get your KJ dimensions from the KJ web site. http://www.nakedwhiz.com/tableplans/tableplans.htm
  6. And that's 20% off the total purchase. Just got a card in the mail....Saturday only. Pikes of course sells Kamado Joe products.
  7. Time for a new gasket?

    They look better than mine.
  8. Yeah that's a normal tenderloin shape. There are different ways to tackle the variation in diameter. @ckreefhas described one method; another is to tie them together with the thick ends tied to the thin ends. Another way is to use a fork and to scrape both tenderloins along one side and then tie them together (see the link for more details). They'll sort of "weld" themselves together.
  9. New Kamado book that I don't recommend

    Yikes! I just used the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon and found a load of hogwash in only the first three pages! Briquettes? Six-inch thick walls? The "meats"? "Crumbly" some newspaper on top of the grate and then place kindling wood over the paper? Start waving a piece of cardboard or magazine to start the draft. WTF???? I won't even get into the bullhockey about controlling temperatures. The grammar and sentence structure makes me wonder if this is a translation job gone haywire. If I were Bobby I'd demand that "Joe Lewis" remove the KJ from the cover. Wonder if they even got permission to use?
  10. Tutorial: How to Quickly Reduce Temps in a Kamado

    From a practical standpoint a hand held spray bottle isn't going to do much to cool down the thermal mass of a ceramic Kamado. Even an hour-long rain won't take a hot kamado down to ambient air temp. I also don't want to deliberately apply a mist of water over a large surface area (vs. a random sampling of raindrops). The ceramic may be OK but I don't want to risk exposing very hot ceramic to a sudden decrease in temperature - and the misting from a spray bottle greatly expands the surface area of a relatively small amount of water so the temp decrease is even more sudden than just raindrops. IOW it's not only the drop from say 350F to 72F; thermal shock is also based on how rapidly that drop takes place. All that said, you can find videos online where a ceramic kamado manufacturer in Asia (not KJ, Primo. Grill Dome or BGE) dumps buckets of water into a hot cooker to show that it won't crack. Got it, but I don't want to put my cooker through that kind of abuse.
  11. Kamado Joe Support Forum

    The OP called it a support forum but it is not; that part of the site is labeled as a community forum. I don't recall ever seeing any support issues addressed by KJ in the forum although once in a while a product question was answered. Been a while since I last logged in though.
  12. You're not missing anything but I can think of several perspectives or nuances: Maybe the contractor is actually fulfilling its commitments and SLAs and we only hear about the 0.1% of problems in social media. The contract between supplier and distributor/agent has not come up for renewal. (Which is a good time to address problems on both sides) The number of qualified distributor/agents in country or region "X" is limited so conversion to someone else is a major pain and puts that market at risk for fulfillment or service.
  13. Kamado Joe Support Forum

    I don't know but I suspect the company doesn't have the time or interest to manage the forum, or at least right now. Like many product-centric forums it was a magnet for spam and axe-grinding. Plus there are other social media options out there, several on Facebook. I belong to three FB groups that are focused on just Kamado Joe, one on BGE, and the Facebook version of Kamado Guru.
  14. Right now the KJ forum is offline. No indication of when or if it will return.