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  1. I received the KAB for Christmas and it's working out great for me. I was initially attracted to the KJ model but I've come to really appreciate the handles.
  2. Atlanta Grill Company sells it. See here.
  3. I copied and pasted the image address from the Facebook photo. Probably not as ideal as a Google doc but it's something. Here
  4. @tomlevine1 There's a thread on here I made which has some useful information. If you have any questions free to ask there (or PM me). I won't be much help if you're talking about soldering it yourself but I might have the basics down at this point. Even if you don't end up building it, it's a pretty solid option, in my opinion, and at least worthy of consideration. The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board has its own forum dedicated to HeaterMeter and there still seems to be some activity, though I feel like its died down since years past. I copied and pasted the image address from the Facebook photo. Probably not as ideal as a Google doc but it's something. Here
  5. I *built* a HeaterMeter for myself over the past few weeks. I took it for a test run earlier this week and am very pleased. I learned a few things, swore a few times, but I'm overall pleased with it (and myself). I haven't put together a list of costs yet, but I'm pretty sure it wound up cheaper than the commercial ones. Though maybe not by much. *And by built, I mean, ordered the parts and wired them together.
  6. Fantastic deal. I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook with deals like this. Made me try out my own Lowes to see what they had. No such luck. Going to try another one in a more upscale part of town this weekend. Don't know if that changes what they stock, but worth a try.
  7. I bought this about six months ago and it has seen use pretty much once weekly since then. I don't take it up past 500 regularly, but it has gone up as high as 600 when I lost track of the temperature once or twice. No complaints. It does what it says on the tin and it does it well. If memory serves it is 5/8 inch thick.
  8. psych

    Kamado Joe dealership in Orlando area?

    I'm sure there are some places in Orlando, but if you're traveling around Florida "Just Grillin" in Tampa has plenty of KJ accessories as well as a slew of seasonings/sauces. I've only been there twice, but on my last visit I walked in for one thing and walked out $100 poorer.
  9. psych

    Lump Charcoal

    Great tip! Looked at their website and like what I see. I'll order some tonight.
  10. I have a Rigid Shop Vac and just bought a wicked expensive filter for the ash during my first cleaning of the grill. Money not very well spent, in my opinion, especially after seeing how poorly constructed it is and how quickly I assume it will get clogged. Gonna have to look for a bag next time. Thanks for the heads up.
  11. psych

    Lump Charcoal

    I've used KJ Big Block, Royal Oak, and Fogo black and have yellow bag on standby. IMO, KJ Big Block is too big for the classic joe unless I mix it and some smaller chunks from another bag. I'm afraid Fogo yellow will be the same size chunks. Right now Fogo black bag and RO are my go to''s. While we're on the topic, can someone share their experiences with "Jealous Devil" lump. I liked what they had to say about sustainability on their website and may give it a go. In particular, my wife is sensitive to a heavy smoke/charcoal flavor so I'm interested in opinions on that.
  12. Yes! Absolute legend. Thank you! I'm going to try and get everything wired up this weekend. It looks decently doable even for someone with few DIY skills. After that I'll test blower and servo outside of the grill. The probes are on order and I'm evaluating possibilities to mount to the grill. Many thanks.
  13. psych

    Temp controller for Vision Pro S

    I've never used them, but BBQ Guru seems to sell the CyberQ and DigiQ with Vision Pro S adapters - would that not work with your grill? Note I've never used a Vision Grill or BBQ Guru controller so I could be way off.
  14. Welcome! I don't have a Primo Grill (as it appears you do), but I feel like the Kick Ash Basket will serve a similar function on either grill. I don't know anything about using two baskets, so unfortunately I'm useless there. As to whether the Kick Ash Basket is worth the money, that probably depends on you and your finances. I was gifted one the other day after using a Kamado Joe for about six months. The KJ (and likely the Primo) are perfectly functional without the basket, and I view it as more of a luxury than a necessity. That said, I've used the KJ with the basket three times now and the ease of use of lifting and shaking the coals vs scraping them into the ash drawer on the KJ is valuable. Some suggest the Kick Ash Basket allow more air flow thereby getting you up to temp quicker. I've also read where increased air flow allows greater stability of temperatures, but I'm not confident enough to say that's the case one way or another. Anecdotally, I was able to reach steak searing temperatures much quicker with the basket in, but that also might be related to the fact I cleaned out the grill of old ash, etc prior to installing. As for other cool tools, I would say the only necessity is a good instant read thermometer. I use one religiously just to confirm what I already suspect as far as doneness.
  15. Thanks for the response. Any chance you can share a picture of the correct orientation in the control box? I feel like I've nailed it down but I'd like to make sure.