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    I purchased the Primo XL less than two years ago. I knew going in that the fire bowl was going to crack, as with all ceramic grills. What I didn't know was the fire grate also cracks and is is not covered under the 20 year warranty. So looks like I'll be spending $60.00 every two years (if it doesn't go up) for the next 18 years. Not to happy about that. I take very good care of my grill and have only had it over 500 degrees once. I thought I did my research on all the ceramics before deciding on Primo but I don't remember seeing anything about the fire grate cracking and causing the bowl to crack. Is this just with the oval? I know I don't have to replace the bowl or grate to keep using the grill but I'm real particular with my stuff and I don't like seeing that crack every time I fill the box. It's almost cracked all the way down so I also would be scared to remove the bowl for cleaning. Primo needs to go to work and come up with a grate that doesn't crack.
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    Thanks ckreef and John, I have ordered the KAB and look forward to putting it in use. I also called Primo and talked to Denise about the KAB. She talked to her manager and he said I didn't have to purchase the grate but if they determine that the KAB caused damage to the new firebowl that it wouldn't be covered under warranty. We all know the basket is not going to crack the firebowl but it's not worth taking the chance they may not cover it next time for the $60 price of the grate. What can you do
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    They will send me a new bowl, they just won’t warranty it.
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    They told me if the grate is cracked it can expand when hot and cause the new bowl to crack
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    I have thought about the Kick Ash basket even before I new about this problem. To keep the warranty on the new fire bowl, I have to purchase a new Primo fire grate. That came directly from Primo after I contacted them about the fire bowl crack. They want pictures of the grate to make sure it isn't cracked before they will send the bowl. If it is cracked andyou don't purchase a new one that voids the warranty on the bowl.
  6. Got a little more done around the edge than I would like but was still pretty darn good. Next time I’ll wait and sear at 120 internal instead of 110
  7. I put a shoulder roast on about an hour ago. Kamado at 225. This roast looks like a big ole steak about 1 1/2 thick. I’m confused on what the internal temp should be when done. Been searching for answers and I’m seeing anywhere from 140 to 180. It’s only been on an hour and internal temp is already 148. I thought it should take at least 4 hours. Is this roast just not thick enough
  8. Thanks! I went ahead and wrapped it double layer of foil and put it back on the grill with thermometer
  9. It’s looks moist right now
  10. Thanks. I already shut the vents. It’s holding internal temp of 152. When it starts to drop I will put it in cooler to hold. I was wanting this to be sliced roast with gravy and mashed tators.
  11. Yeah it feels pretty tender except for the thickness part in the center. Wonder how long I can hold this above 140? This is for dinner tonight I’ve held pork butts for 4 hours
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    Wifi / cloud based controllers

    Fireboard user here with all the accessories, it’s great!
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    Smoked prime rib

    I have a prime rib in the freezer, those pics makes me want to start the thawing process!
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    Loaded kamado?

    I think I'm going to smoke the butts this weekend. It's a little more work having to vac seal two 8lb butts but it will be less work the day of the party. I shouldn't need to freeze them I don't think, so it won't take as long to boil. If meat will keep in a cooler for up to four hrs, I figure I would have a four hour window to have butts and brisket ready, so I would have a timing issue also. I'm planning on putting the brisket on around 10 pm Saturday hopefully to be ready in that 4hr window before we eat at 4 pm on Sunday.
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    Loaded kamado?

    Planning a cook in about two weeks for my dad's 90th birthday. I have a 16lb whole brisket and two 8lb butts in the freezer I'm thawing out and going to smoke this for the dinner to feed about 50 people. I can get all this in the PrimoXL no problem. Wondering if it be ok for the butts to drip juices on the brisket during the cook?
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    Loaded kamado?

    Thanks BobE I appreciate that.
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    Loaded kamado?

    I wondered about that and it shouldn't cool the meat down because it's warm juices. @gpb That's not a bad idea at all. I do that now for just me and the wife and it's just like it came off the bone. Your right I don't want to be pulling bbq when I could be enjoying the time with family and friends.
  18. First time in a long time my ribs came out dry. They were tender and with good bark texture and great taste but dry. The only thing I did different, I usually dry brine with salt the day before but this time I used Head Country rub, which has salt so I didn't brine. The only time I wrapped with foil midway through the cook, it seemed to give the bark a soft texture I didn't care for so I never tried foil wrapping again. I check doneness by picking the rib up with tongs and see if the bark breaks. If it does I apply BBQ sauce and leave them on until that caramelizes, about 30 minutes. Usually wrap in foil and towels 1 to 2 hours or until ready to eat. I didn't do that either this time, ran out of time so we pulled them off and dug in. I'm not a big fan of "fall of the bone' ribs but moisture, good firm bark and tenderness is a must. Suggestions needed.
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    I am sold on reverse sear

    Good looking filet txbullets. I reverse sear all my steaks including inch and a half ribeye. I get a more medium throughout than just cooking hot. Don't care for added smoke on them though, that don't work on steak for me.
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    What causes dry ribs?

    What's the toothpick test? Use it like a probe to check for tenderness?
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    What causes dry ribs?

    Just now checking back in, thanks for the responses. I originally posted the ribs cooked for 4 hrs. I just checked the Fireboard session and looks like actual time on was 6 hrs I can tell by the graph I first started checking them at 3:00, went on at 12:30. Checked again at 3:45 and then every 30 minutes until 6:00 when they finally broke from the bend test. Applied sauce and removed them 30 minutes later. The bend test has always seemed to work for me. Up until one finally broke, I could hold less than half of it with tongs and the other half would barley bow. Is this the correct way to do it?
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    What causes dry ribs?

    I forgot to add the Primo stayed steady @ 225 grate temp for about 4 hrs, meaty baby back ribs.
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    Digital thermometer choices

    It was a blower that I used for an Auber fan controller. That controller is a very dependable unit, just not user friendly.