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  1. Just got this as an email. Sale starts 11/27 so go to the website on that day. Also a good deal on cooking surfaces, buy two get one free. BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ARE COMING IN HOT Here's what you can expect for Friday!
  2. I wondered about the temp readings as well but the dome temp pretty much matched the probe temp on the grate through t he whole cook. And a brand new probe thermometer at that. In any event the brisket came out great. Very tender and juicy so...whatever!!!
  3. Well I’m stumped (not for the first time of course). I put a 15 lb brisket on at 4 am after letting the fire and Kj settle in for an hour. It stabilized at 280 and I left it alone. Checked the meat temp at 9 am ....and I’m already at 205 in the flat and 190 in the point. It’s probing nicely so no complaints there, it was just a crazy fast cook. FWIW it’s a prime brisket but I don’t see how that could make a difference. Oh well, time to wrap and then rest.
  4. I’d go with the Kamado Joe if only because there are after-market accessories designed for the grill. I also think the KJ company is still pretty good - I don’t know anything about Vision as a supplier.
  5. The material should all be the same between I and II. Just make sure the Classic I at Home Depot has the new divide and conquer cooking rack and the new 5-part firebox. It should, but it's best to verify.
  6. Has anyone tried it? Is the process different than for the KJ? Asking for a friend...seriously! His in-laws are looking for Christmas gift ideas.
  7. Just spitballing but we talk a lot about specific dishes or cooks on here and I am curious what the guru world likes in the way of complete menus. For example, the one below is something that I'm planning in the near future. Notice I'm offering two proteins. What have you done that you and your guests or family liked (or that turned into a dumpster fire)? Roasted red pepper and sun-dried tomatoes dip Fruit & Cheese tray Brisket Ciabatta rolls for those who want sandwiches Cupcake chicken Spicy Peach Coleslaw French onion soup rice White sangria
  8. Right now only one is scheduled in the US, in W. Jacksonville, FL on October 30. https://www.costco.com/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10301&identifier=kamado-joe-schedule&langId=-1&catalogId=10701&krypto=1aPYzSpinzv%2Bv7oQXXktmvm5gBbXZy2DSVgEdJWiL8a1PAkUENLqIE5vXTmzE8iPmGHApXTOmWVS5PvghrvDBWlDQv0TLdZF6POD4aYZNFSgn1aNv7vLQUulx6kpCcavh2MzhclTNtjGM0tgLKFPFw%3D%3D&ddkey=http%3ALogoff
  9. I treat them like a brat; simmer in beer or water first, then grill to get some caramelization on the skin.
  10. I used this sauce on some thin-crust pizzas this week and it worked really well during the cook, tasted great, and, most importantly, was well-received by Mrs. LRJ! The uncooked sauce does really well on thin pizza which is on the stone for only a few minutes.
  11. I like Meathead's method but usually there isn't enough time to make a proper gravy (or sauce) from the drippings AND carve the bird AND finish off the sides AND....etc. So what I've done the last few times I've cooked turkey is to smoke some chicken thighs and turkey parts the day before, catch the drippings with some mirepoix and then finish in a sauce pan.
  12. If your rack does not look like the one below then you may not have the Flexible Cooking Rack. The old racks were a simple triangle in shape.
  13. I found them in the electrical dept at Home Depot. I think they are small battery connectors.
  14. I use a pair of these, screwed together.
  15. It’s not a bracket, it’s a whole new hinge. And my understanding is “no”, it can’t be retrofit. You can always reach out to KJ directly and see what they say. The air lift hinge is great, especially on a BigJoe with its large dome. Makes it very easy to open and close the dome.
  16. (cough cough...profile says Pit Boss ) Smoking on Kamados is fairly straight-forward. I like to use 5 or 6 small chunks of hardwood buried in the charcoal and scattered over the top of the charcoal. Then just light the charcoal as normal for the kind of fire you want to build; low and slow or screaming hot. You can use a smoker box if you like but I've never found it necessary.
  17. Apologies for the greatly delayed response but no, I bought the table from a fellow in Auburn, GA. Auburn is on the way to Athens.
  18. Yes, AGC is top notch. Great deals and incredibly responsive. As for warranty issues with a KJ product this is mostly handled directly with Kamado Joe. That said, if it's a shipping issue I'd say you should start with the shipper and then AGC.
  19. You won't find an after-market option for the slo-roller but you can find options for the Kontrol Tower and the heat deflectors. Try Atlanta Grill Company and BBQGuys.com That said, you might contact Kamado Joe corporate and tell them the store shorted you the components. All of that stuff is, quite literally, in the box, so how those parts wandered off is a bit goofy. KJ Corporate might say "sorry about your luck", but it can't hurt to ask. Sounds like the dealer was closing his contract with KJ and dumping gear.
  20. The tools come with every grill, no matter how it's bought. But I'm pretty sure that if you buy from Costco.com you do not get the cover and firestarters.
  21. FWIW I have fed 14 people on my classic KJ (multiple dishes) and more than 50 people making only pulled pork. It's the timing and planning more than grill size.
  22. Unpacked it will fit but you'll also fill the front seat with the unpackings (grates, fire box, tools, metal cart, etc.) And you'll need to bring blankets or other cushions. I am reasonably certain an intact crate will not fit in a Rogue. Even though Nissan says the cargo space has a height if 37.9 inches that's not the dimension of the door opening. (I loaded a bunch of KJs during my Costco sales era.) But if you rip off the wooden feet from the mini pallet, then it might fit (but you also lose some structural integrity). See this video from John Setzler uncrating a Classic and you'll see
  23. Nor found on their web site, which makes me think they discontinued B&B, at least for now.
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