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  1. Love the ideas with the toppings, I'm going to have to try that. Do you refrigerate or freeze until next Christmas?
  2. Costco had A5 Japanese Wagyu. I have no clue if its worth the $25 premium/lb over the Aldi but interesting to see them come out this time of year.
  3. What was the price? I saw some at Costco for $99/lb. Curious how Aldi compares.
  4. I agree with Burger Meister and John. I had issues getting ribs to be good and it was time. I thought they would cook faster than they did. When I treated it like a brisket from a time perspective I got amazing results. I wrap mine with some beef broth and leave it wrapped until I pill them off. BM mentioned overcooking and I agree so that is one change I would do and also, I'm with John on resting the meat. I rest mine for about 5 min, like a steak. The thing with beef ribs is that the "moisture" has a high fat % which is why they are so rich. As a result, you don't get the dump of liquid, its embedded in the meat. That is my very unscientific explanation on why the rest (imo) is less relevant. But...it could have been the cow too. In any case, I'd try those adjustments and make sure everything is probe tender
  5. I do the same as Bucky and split my kick ash basket and push the coals to the back and stack them high. I put a banana bread pan in the front to catch drippings.
  6. I have the same KJ you do as I bought my in 2015 and I have a joetisserie, no prob! Best accessory they sell, you'll enjoy it and Merry Christmas!!
  7. We had a guy on here and I can't remember his name. He used to do duck on his KK and would constantly post his cooks. Let me see if I can dig it up as a reference for you guys.
  8. Agree as well. My first brisket cook was strange also. My full box of charcoal went out....has never happened any other time...ever...and its been 5 1/2 yrs and...the brisket was just about done in 7 hrs. Same as yours, Costco but maybe 18lbs trimmed to something less. At the end of the day, briskets are tough to nail but it sounds like you got pretty close.
  9. Congrats!! You didnt go overboard, its all part of the process That Kamado is pretty clean, get to cooking and looking forward to seeing your cooks!! Swing by the intro section and tell us a bit about yourself. Welcome aboard!!
  10. Im with everyone else and glad you'r considering how to manage in the dark. Go with a headlamp and if you want to hook up a light that's fine but honestly, the headlamp is the best tool for cooking during the coming months. Cheers!!
  11. I've been contemplating this myself. When i do it, I'll be putting mine on the dome as there's less change of BBQ sauce or my grill brush damaging the gasket. If you decide to do it, please update us and let us know how it went, especially with the Joetisserie.
  12. Thats awesome and congrats on 25 years! Its a beautiful place to visit!
  13. Looks fantastic, great cook!! You didn't "cause" anything or do anything wrong. Any fat that is going to render, will have rendered by the time you hit 205. Like KK said, that internal fat/gristle is going to be there.
  14. Nice video John! I know you've mentioned this somewhere else before but where did you get that motor/what brand and model is it? Also, do you have additional rotisserie forks? I've been looking for a second set and have been having a hard time finding some that fit. Thanks in advance!
  15. I agree with everyone that is recommending you leave the wood chunks out based on your wife's feedback. To touch on the timing of when to put the wood chucks on. I put mine in first and the charcoal on top, then light a spot. Once temp stabilizes, I put the meat on and 9/10 times, the white smoke is gone and i have a blue smoke. Good luck!
  16. Thanks guys, I'll try those things and will report back if still having issues.
  17. Hey Gurus, Need some help, if possible. I received the new firebox for my Classic which originally came with the one piece KJC. I'm not sure if I put it together incorrectly but I noticed my grill grate wasn't level. I don't remember if it was level before I cooked on it the first time but its not now. I tried to fiddle with it and makes sure the petals were seated properly, no luck. Not sure if the metal is not level but will check that next. in the meantime I wanted to probe to group and see if anyone else ran into this. Secondly, the ash tray seems to be getting stuck. I think I've determine its warped and is hitting the exit port but again wanted to see if anyone had this as an issue. I'm not sure if this is covered under warranty or not but wanted to get some thoughts before I went down that road. Anyone else have an issue getting the ashtray in and out? Thanks in advance!
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