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Smokin' Dan

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About Smokin' Dan

  • Birthday August 9

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Sterling, Colorado
  • Interests
    The art of low-and-slow BBQ; ukulele and guitar student; photography; motorcycling.
  • Grill
    Akorn

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  1. Thanks, Y'all! That's great feedback! I got the most important feedback so far--my wife said, "go ahead, get it!" So I pulled the trigger and it's coming at the end of next week. I feel like a kid at Christmas time!
  2. Greetings, all, It's been a while since I've posted, but life has been in flux, and family health issues and job changes have pretty much demanded my focus and time. But the dust is settling, as am I, and I'd appreciate your feedback. So, I'm wondering whether or not to pull the trigger on a Kamado Joe Classic 1 on sale through Walmart at $649. Seems like a pretty good deal even though they're just moving discontinued inventory. I've been using an Akorn for the past 5 years and have enjoyed it, though it's getting a little bit worn through use. Have been dreaming of owning a KJ for some time but never was in a situation to think about having something so heavy (that I'd have to move when changing residences) and priced over 1k. Now, I'm finally settled in a house and intend to be here for some time. I saw this pop up online last night and after kicking it around, think it'd be a good move to make. But my question is whether the II and III are so much better that it's better to forget the 1 and start aiming for 2 or 3? Anyone out there still using their Kamado Classic 1 and loving it?
  3. That's a neat way to cook yardbird. I think that might be worth trying.
  4. Looks great! I envy that roof over the porch. All this rain here has kept my cookers covered and unused. But on the bright side, we're far enough away from the South Platte to not have to worry about being flooded.
  5. Greetings, and Welcome from another Akorn owner on the Eastern Plains.
  6. Love all the rain, but it's driving me crazy that I can't fire up the Akorn.

    1. Larry1947

      Larry1947

      I am lucky. Part of my deck is covered,so can still cook,rain or shine.

  7. Welcome! Congrats on the new Akorn!
  8. Welcome, and congratulations! Up until I got my Akorn I was convinced that a Weber kettle, properly used, could handle just about anything you'd ever want to cook. Then I started pulling the food off the Akorn and discovered I was headed to a whole new level of cooking. Now the Weber sits in the garage, waiting for supplemental duty on a larger cook. I like the looks of that red Jr. May have to go that route myself somewhere further down the road.
  9. Now that's a good-lookin' meal.
  10. I've been getting a better handle on my temps since I switched to using Royal Oak exclusively. Bigger pieces and a more consistent burn.
  11. Austin wants barbecue joints to install "smoke scrubbers" because of a few cranky soreheads in one or two snotty old-Austin neighborhoods. Franklin says he'd be forced to close if the city legislates this. We're talking a potential barbecue apocalypse here: austin.eater.com/2015/3/30/8309059/barbecue-master-aaron-franklin-slams-proposed-city-smoke-limits Of course, Aaron is leading with his ace. No sensible human wants to see Franklin's shut down. But are there enough sensible humans?
  12. Welcome from a fellow expatriate Austinite and recent convert to the Akorn.
  13. Welcome from a fellow newcomer to the Akorn and the Kamado Way.
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