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    Johns Creek, GA
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    Kamado Joe

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  1. Dry Brine vs. Wet Brine

    From our friends at the USDA: And from Alton Brown:
  2. I have the same Classic Kamado Joe as mentioned in your list. A full firebox will hold a bit less than 2 kg of lump charcoal but that amount will last for at least two if not three or even four cooks. That said, I always top off the old charcoal with fresh so as to keep the firebox full, or nearly so. Once you cook a few times you’ll get the knack, regardless of the manufacturer. To answer your question another way: when I smoke a large piece of meat (pork shoulder or brisket) I load the firebox with charcoal and set my temperature. When the cook is done, even after 10 hours, there is plenty of charcoal remaining. I’m biased towards Kamado Joe specifically and ceramic grills in general.
  3. New Gasket vs. Felt Gasket for Classic

    That web site was referencing a product which is NOT from Kamado Joe. Buyer beware. Bobby’s comment was in post in a thread on Facebook.
  4. New Gasket vs. Felt Gasket for Classic

    And Bobby has said the new gasket will be available as a retrofit in January. I assume he meant 2018.
  5. Interesting Products Coming from Kamado Joe in 2018

    Maybe cost, or it just looks cooler to have a red kamado in a black stand.
  6. Fly Fishing Question

    I would take a bunch of big fat hoppers and have a great time smacking them along the banks. We did that in Idaho on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River during several September float trips and averaged 50+ fish a day (cutthroat trout) mostly on hoppers. Our arms wore out. Tie on a trailing ant if you feel like tossing a two-fly rig. Don't worry about the sinking line; the streams you'll hit sound like they'll be too shallow to make a sink line worthwhile. Sinking nymphs, of course, are great and streamers are terrific but I'd just put some weight on the leader or tippet and let that do the work. I often use a Palomar knot when I expect big fish like bass but you'll probably see 10 - 12 inch fish so a Davy's knot will work fine. But if you like tying the Palomar, go for it! I generally tie a small perfection loop in the end of my fly line and another on the end of the leader and then do a loop to loop connection. Use good 4x and 5x fluorocarbon tippet - it sinks better than mono. Your rod selection should be OK. If you were going to be on a larger river I'd suggest 5 or even 6 weight to cover the water. Last but not least, find the local outfitter shop and see what flies they recommend for the week you'll be there. (And I understand that early May produces awesome caddis hatches).
  7. Turkey: Spatchcock or Joetisserie?

    Spatchcock (but mostly because I don't have a Joetisserie. Yet.
  8. Look who's got a new building! And a cool sign

    They have a big parking lot. And a park and soccer fields across the street.
  9. Do you like the InstaPot?

    My wife, the extreme bargain hunter, found us a 6-qt 7-in-1 IP for about $50. Can't wait! Maybe we need a dedicated IP forum on here?
  10. Interesting Products Coming from Kamado Joe in 2018

    Well, his exact words
  11. Interesting Products Coming from Kamado Joe in 2018

    I think Bobby said, somewhere in that Facebook thread, that the planned marble top was raising the price too high.
  12. Interesting Products Coming from Kamado Joe in 2018

    Deep in that lengthy Facebook entry you'll find where Bobby says they will have a cart for the Big Joe.
  13. Spatchcocked Turkey

    Dismembering is certainly an option. Spatchcocking is more about presentation at the table. That “oooohhh” moment. So it’s a compromise between cooking and presenting a whole bird vs. more even cooking.
  14. Costco Roadshow prices for 2017 Kamado Joe

    I should have said above that assembly is straight-forward but requires some muscle. When moving my Classic into my table by myself I removed the dome and then looped a sturdy rope through the vent and the bowl to make a kind of “handle”. It helped. As said above, placing the Big Joe into the rolling cart requires two people.