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Hi all, I am new to the site, but have loved reading over the last few days. I have owned a Kinuura Yaki #5 for about 3 years now, and it has lived at my FIL's house. Since this is the case, I am still a kamado novice! Finally I was able to bring it home after a long road trip! I know this specific kamado was purchased out of a Pachinko Palace in Sacramento many years ago. I am now the second owner of it. All things considered, this piece is in fantastic condition everything is together and in great working condition. As I was packing the kamado for the move, I noticed the firebox is starting to crack. I have seen tons of restorations on this page and know this fix is feasible. What I don't know is if this would be a good point to take the firebox out of the kamado fully and risk more damage (it seems to be cemented in place around the upper rim where the ring sits?), just to leave it be completely and see if it continues to crack, or just try to do a patch job on it while in the kamado. What are your thoughts?
All, I am new to the site and messed up the location of my post by initially putting it in the introductions section. Below is the link to that post. I am looking for ideas on small cracks forming in the firebox of my New Old Kinuura Yaki #5 Kamado. Photo of kamado for fun
Hello Again ~ After much searching, reading, and scrounging around here and other sites in the BBQ / Kamado Web World, I boldly went where I had feared to go for close to 10 years. The precious Kamado that I inherited from my parents - and fought with a sibling to get - received a long overdue touch up. I realize how fortunate I am to have this amazing Imperial Kamado #3. - perfect in all ways except the external finish and no gaskets - yet. After a good cleaning, I used high temp engine paints to create a finish that is inspired by what I think it looked like when my parents purchased it from the Pachinko Palace way back when. I did take photos along the way. I dabble in the art world, and really like to DIY, so this was a really fun project. These are the before and after photos. (I posted the before when I joined a while back.)
A recent post here on KG on an old kamado intrigued me. I started looking into old kamados independently and later found some links here on KG. I found some old manuals on cleaning, caring for and cooking on Imperial clay kamados. Interesting history re: importing and developing an American market, and the shift to ceramics. I remember reading some years back about the development of charcoal for recreational cooking 1935-36, and about Hollywood stars having a charcoal grill. Backyard grilling was something new and exciting. Charcoal making for other purposes goes back way further than that. I grew up post WW ll, and in the 60's I know for sure we had a back yard grill. I am interested in your stories, your first grill and how you got to the grill you have today. Particularly interested if you have had or are using a clay kamado, or any older models you may have started with. Any and all stories, however brief or detailed are welcome.