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  • Birthday April 10

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    Paola, KS
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  1. Uuni pizza oven

    I really, really, really wish I could've found 2 people to go in on the 3 for $1,200 deal that they had going. Now that they're "pre-selling" some for November delivery, the 'package' deal is missing a lot of stuff... For $638 right now, I could order one... But then still need to purchase the Gas Burner and Cover. Could manage just fine without any of the other swag that came with the original deal. That would put me well over $700 for the "quad-fueled" unit with a cover. What's in the box Uuni Pro Oven Stone Baking Board (4 parts) Door With Thermometer Pizza Door Wood & Charcoal Burner Safety Gloves Uuni Pro Manual Allen Key Available add-ons Pellet Burner Coming soon Pizza Peel 14" Uuni Pro Cover IR Thermometer Cast Iron Sizzler Pan Cast Iron Casserole Dish Uuni Pro Gas Burner
  2. Joe tisserie failure

    I got the same one for my Blackstone (probably on CK's advice way back when). Amazon has them listed at $70, but priced with Prime shipping for $50... Heckuvadeal for a workhorse like that... https://www.amazon.com/OneGrill-Universal-Replacement-Stainless-Rotisserie/dp/B0043C5ZDI/ref=pd_sim_86_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0043C5ZDI&pd_rd_r=JCW3CEY7XS62PCJAX1EC&pd_rd_w=2FZua&pd_rd_wg=Q7sEY&psc=1&refRID=JCW3CEY7XS62PCJAX1EC
  3. 24 inch carbon steel griddle!!!

    I just ordered something similar to this, but with a big donut hole in the center... 3/8 thick, not sure how big the center hole is... Got it in BigJoe size, with the grill-grate insert for $170 shipped. They've got a 25% off coupon thru the 22nd. Weekend breakfasts here I come! https://www.arteflame.com/product-page/arteflame-18-kamado-style-cooktop
  4. Arteflame Grills

    Just ordered one of these 24's with the center grill insert... 25% off, $170 shipped. Will see what it's all about in the near future.
  5. Current size of BIG-JoeTisserie?

    @Bachman 5 --- thanks for the measurement and picture. If they are consistently at, or just under 24 & 1/4, I will have essentially 1/16 inch to spare. I was wondering if there was any taper in the part of the JT doing into the BJ... I was thinking if it raised the part going to the hole, any taper would be enhanced by raising the connection a bit with some gasket. Seeing this measurement though, is encouraging enough to make me want to go ahead and order one. Thanks. I'll post if it fits when it arrives.
  6. Current size of BIG-JoeTisserie?

    Just checking in on this... What is the outside-dimension of the inside lip of the B-JT? Worded another way... What size hole do you need to have for it to fit safely? @retfr8flyr gave us a measurement of 24 5/16 for the size of that inside ring a while back. Is that still the standard measurement? The inside diameter of my older Big Joe looks to me, to be right AT 24 5/16. Is it tapered at all? My gaskets have worn away to practically nothing, so having a new thick set of gaskets would give it a tiny bit of play... As is, that 24 5/16 measurement is no gasket on either side, hard edge to hard edge. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Buying damaged kamado

    This area appears to have broken completely through, and sloppily glued back together. Might be OK to use as is, but i wouldnt mess with it unless you knew you had a replacement part coming as soon as it is registered.
  8. Buying damaged kamado

    I've never hear of a 'ceramic repair kit'... Let alone a company recommending and sending that in lieu of just replacing the part. Being on the edge of the bowl like that, I can't imagine that holding up any amount of time. I'd wait another month and buy a perfect new one for $300-350. If you get confirmation that Vision will REPLACE the damaged bowl and would have full warranty, then $200 might be decent. I just wouldn't want to go through the trouble.
  9. American made PK grill / smoker

    I have one of the "Classic" PK's and like it quite a bit. They're made in Arkansas, and fairly popular in the Midwest. The aluminum is really thick and durable on the original/classic design. I used mine for my Carson Rodizio, but have since gotten a second Carson, as well as a new charcoal rig to use both Rodizio's on. Don't want to really "speak for" Andy, but to paraphrase, he loves his classic PK's... Has one of the silver and one of the black, but he seemed to think the new PK360 was pretty overpriced. He didn't want any part of them when they came out, primarily because of the price. I love the look of the PK360. They are expensive, and I have not seen one in person, but I would imagine that it would be "worth" the investment. I got an email from them the other day, with a $100 OFF coupon, so the basic rig with the black side shelves would be $699 delivered (normally $799...). Free shipping... and outside of Arkansas, you wouldn't pay sales tax. I think there's about ten days left on the coupon/sale, but I probably won't pull the trigger. For me, that "kit" would be essentially all I would need/want, except for a cover. Their covers are expensive as well, two different options. I'd still really like to get a KBQ K-60 (or whatever the Karubeque model is), and it's about double the price of this. I just bought a pretty sweet gun (DPMS-Oracle-308) so dipped into the mad-money for that... And really want to get a Mossberg Shockwave soon, so that's another 4-bills out of pocket. The struggle is real. Oh yeah.... Also need to get a Big JoeTisserie as well... That might be slightly ahead of the Shockwave on the wish-list.
  10. New Kamado book that I don't recommend

    Upon further review (of my book collection), I guess I have very similar book for pellet grills as well. Guess I didn't notice how ridiculous t was, as I had no real knowledge of pellet poopers when I bought it. It's extremely weak as well.
  11. I like books. I buy a lot of BBQ/smoking/Kamado/meat/pizza/etc... books. Some might say I buy too many. I usually enjoy them and often learn something. I finally found one that I cannot recommend on any level. It was cheap, like $6-7-ish... but not even worth that. No pictures, other than cover. Cover has a pic of a big red KJ, but definitely no affiliation to any company in the writing. Essentially a 'cookbook' of normal not creative plain recipes. First part has a questionable(at best) "history" of the Kamado in the US market. Some really basic(many incorrect) operating tips. I would not recommend this to any GURU or beginner. It would be an insult to the Guru level of knowledge and misinform the beginner. I don't intend for this to be a negative "bashing" review, but more of a PSA to prevent any of my book-loving people on here from wasting their money and being disappointed.
  12. Kamado BigJoetisserie and other BigJoe accessories

    I wouldn't get your hopes up... I sent him a message shortly after this was posted. No response. If you click on his user name, it will show his "last visit" was the same day he posted this. Sorry.
  13. Arteflame Grills

    Marty... You rock. I just searched 'Arteflame' here to see if this had made the rounds yet... Was going to pose this question regarding the potential problems these could cause in a Kamado. I love the look of the full units, but nowhere near $2K-love. Then I thought the $200 ring and center grate for BigJoe would be awesome, BUT had real concern about the heat being contained in the lower shell. I wonder if a KickAshBasket raised up closer to the center hole of this ring would make it Kamado-safe? Or a Vortex small side up, directing the heat to the center...? Or am I chasing a solution to a problem that I don't need to get into? Another option would be to get the 18" ring and put it in a Weber kettle. Or is that still throwing good money after bad?
  14. Vintage (Imperial?) Kamado on KC CL

    Not sure what I would do wth this, but it looks pretty nice. No idea what the value would be, either as a collectible or useable Kamado. For $350, I don't think I would get enough use out to of it, but thought I'd do a 'heat check' here to get input.
  15. OKJ Bandera Smoker

    Sounds good. Anxious to see your thoughts. Still can't get over that sale price.