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So this finally happened today (just a few days short of 6 weeks). Since we’re rapidly running out of month, the inaugural cook also happens to be for the Five Ingredient Challenge. I was inspired by John Setzler’s SloRoller chicken video so I opted for that method. Ingredients: Whole chicken Pineapple Red pepper Vidalia onion Honey Wayward Gourmet Applewood Smoked BBQ Awesomeness Salt & Pepper Olive Oil I did a dry brine on the chicken the night prior. Finally fired up the grill and set it for 375. I swapped sides at about the 35 minute point and bumped the temp up to 425, checked on them after an hour and reduced the temp to 400. Pulled both at about 80-85 minutes. Slow roasted the veggies with some salt & pepper and olive oil in the oven at 350, and finished on the grill. True to John’s video, the chicken skin was crispy and the chicken super moist. My wife’s assessment was ‘the best chicken I’ve ever cooked’ so I consider the first round (of many) a success.
I am joining the forums today and hoping to be able to contribute in the future. I am looking at buying a KJ Classic, but I am torn between whether to buy the KJ Classic or the 2017 KJII. The $300 is not a determining factor for me. I have heard from the store I am looking to buy from that the new KJII easy lift needs to be adjusted on a daily basis and is a pain. He also said that the new gasket does not seal properly and needs to be locked to form an actual seal. He said retailers are not happy with them and should have been consulted before they changed the original KJ Classic. When I asked if they had any in stock, he said 'No' and didn't know when they would because there are likely manufacturing issues. He also mentioned that next year they will be replacing it with a new model - the KJ Classic 2018. Any truth to any of this. It sounds a little shady to me. Any suggestions or feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.