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  1. If it were my cooker, I would put in the claim and cook with it. When the replacement comes in, switch it out. I wouldn't think you will notice much, if any difference, cooking with the torn gasket as the tear is on the inside and should not impact the gasket seal when the lid is closed. Good luck and welcome to KG.
  2. TexasBBQRub.com has some nice rubs. I have used their Texas BBQ Rub, Old No. 2 Brisket Rub, and Grand Champion Rub. All three are very good IMHO but if I had to choose one it would be the Texas BBQ Rub. It has a nice blend of heat and sweet that goes great on any cuts of pork and poultry. If you want more heat go with the Brisket Rub, less heat go with the Grand Champion. BTW - I have never used the brisket rub on briskets as I favor S&P only with the occasional add of garlic and cayenne.
  3. I have had my Akorn for 7 years and have never had a need to replace the firebox. The grate gets flipped when it begins to warp from the heat. I do any annual cleaning on all my cookers but other than that it is just the standard process of stirring the leftover charcoal from the previous cook before adding more. That is about it. I do keep my grill covered and under the patio roof. What caused the need for replacement? Warping? Rust? BTW - Welcome to KG!
  4. London Broil is not a cut of meat but a style of preparation. Essentially, marinate before a quick high heat cut before thinly slicing against the grain. Different cuts can be cooked as a London Broil. The various cuts tend to be less tender therefore benefit from the style of preparation. I concur with above that smoking it will likely lead to a dry piece of meat.
  5. Having used the Grill Gun about half a dozen time thus far, I have to admit I love this thing. It cuts down on grill heating time for high heat cooks and it sears like a mother. Probably won't be too great at lighting for low and slow but I am cool with that. Happy with the purchase. Even happier that the Kickstarter price was almost half the MSRP.
  6. KJ Classic is main cooker but I also my Akorn a great deal. The Akorn Jr is great for small cooks or when some additional space is needed. I keep a Pit Barrel for larger cooks of ribs and yardbird. Each one works well separately and in combination. Happy shopping!
  7. Turbo those things to blow right through the stall. I've cooked butts at 330F with little impact to the final product.
  8. Mike, Congrats to you. I must admit that I am concerned about making that same transition to maintenance. It has taken some time to rearrange my eating and activities that have all been geared to reduce caloric intake and expend them more efficiently. To now revise them to maintain a healthy weight seems like yet another challenge/opportunity to fail. I guess I still need to work on my mental game to view it as another opportunity to succeed, not fail. Three decades plus of bad choices doesn't just dissipate over 14 months. Thanks for the support. May need more in the future
  9. Another good week at "Fat Camp" aka WW. I am know back at the weight I went off to football camp my freshmen year at college. Hoping to get another 10-12 lbs down to get to a goal weight.
  10. It is similar to a weedburner adapter but with a more focused flame. It can take 1 lb propane canisters or be used with a hose adapter to a larger tank.
  11. I got in a Kickstarter campaign last year for a Grill Gun. Essentially it is a cross between a paintball gun and a flamethrower. It can be used to ignite charcoal, sear sous vide-cooked meats, or scare the bejesus out of your neighbors. Company claims that the torch's max output is near 400K BTU. I don't know about that but it does throw a great amount of heat. Last night I seared a chuck roast. It took about 30 seconds a side. Tonight I used the GG to ignite a bed of charcoal in my Akorn for a high heat cook. Less than a minute at full blast and I was ready to close the top of the cooker. So far, so good. Here is a little clip. Not one of those tech savvy guys so I hope this works. https://youtu.be/N4R6jmTqVK8
  12. Down 107.2. Less than a pound to realize full recovery from the holiday season. Once surpassed it will be my lightest weight since high school....many moons ago.
  13. Welcome to KG from another Metroplexer. Enjoy your new toy!
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