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  1. If you want a separate dedicated little remote box with a display that you can carry/move around then the Smoke is a good choice. However, if you think you might add the Smoke WiFi gateway later on I would give a look at the Fireboard. Great little unit. WiFi and/or Bluetooth, six probe capability (probes are good quality and waterproof). Nice graphing/record keeping. Also has an auxiliary port that will provide for future capabilities (like running a blower fan). It costs about the same as the Smoke/WiFI gateway combo. Made in the USA unlike the Smoke which is made in China (if that is of importance to you).
  2. If there is just a very small amount of lump remaining I'll usually just let it burn up. Otherwise I'll snuff the fire out to save what remains. Using leftover Kingsford works fine. Just don't try to directly relight the used ones. Just leave them on the grate (knock the grate a few times to shake off any ash remaining on the old bricks) and dump a chimney full of ready coals on/around them. The old/used stuff will then light and burn just fine.
  3. I bought an Ego 56 volt string trimmer a year ago. Got tired of my old finicky gas trimmer. So far it has been just as useful and up to the task for my small yard.
  4. There are lots of these things to choose from these days. You can get a decent unit for $15-$20. I don't think the Thermoworks is worth the extra money. My oldest one is a 15 or 20 year old Fluke and it measures no differently than any of the cheaper ones I've tried in the last few years. I bought one a year or so ago that has the dual laser beams to give you a better idea of the area that is actually being measured. Emissivity adjustment sounds useful but unless you have another means such as a surface temp probe to verify your emissivity settings you're really still just guessing.
  5. I have one (the original without the bottom grate) that I occasionally use on my decade+ old kettle. It works pretty well on calmer days. On windy days the temps will wiggle around but that is not an SnS problem that's just the nature of kettles. I was surprised that it did actually burn as long as was advertised. So many products don't live up to their marketing but this was spot on. It is certainly well made and the price is reasonable. While I don't think it is a must have item it does make a long duration low and slow cook a little easier to manage and a lot easier to setup.
  6. I can vouch for the Ravenna covers. I have about a half dozen of them covering various things. My oldest one is a few years old and is exposed to the weather 24/7/365 and while it has faded a little bit it is still waterproof and the fabric/seams are still strong. I think they are hard to beat for the price.
  7. If the diameter of your kamado matches that of a KJ Big Joe or Classic one of the Joetisserie's would likely work.
  8. What I want from food trucks is good food at a reasonable price and something that is no too difficult/messy to eat. I don't care how good it is, if I am likely to end up wearing it I will likely avoid buying it.
  9. Ah yes..."snowflakes". Reminds me of this story from a few days ago about a cranky old man who wrote a letter to his local newspaper complaining about some signs in his neighbors yard. The paper posted a reply from a neighbor in the 7th grade who gave him a good burn: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/trump-fan-complains-about-anti-hate-lawn-signs-and-gets-completely-schooled-by-a-7th-grader/ The last sentence hit the mark: “Finally, if you are going to say signs exhibit “snowflake sensitivity,” take a moment to think about how you are writing an angry letter to a newspaper about a lawn sign.”
  10. I bought my KJ Jr. from BBQGuys a coule years ago. No problems. Would probably order from them again. Why wait for FedEx to come pick up something for so long? Just swing by one of their drop off stores/locations.
  11. Not that it matters too much but they have been selling them at that price for a few months. I almost bought one at that price earlier this year but decided I didn't really want one quite that big.
  12. I just got the new Blackstone 22" griddle a couple of weeks ago which has two burners. I know Blackstone made 28" (2 burner) and 36" (4 burner) griddles didn't know they also made a 24". Or is the 24" actually just the 22"?
  13. "More refined tasks" being looking pretty in a display case?
  14. Yes it is.
  15. @CeramicChef I certainly agree that the Nomex is really unnecessary. If I had a charcoal grill, in a wooden table, on a wooden deck attached to my house, a ribbon of Nomex would probably not even be in my top ten list of things to be concerned about.