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I haven't seen anything but I do have more than a passing interest.  The KJ top is as good if not the best of all the kamados so why would a KJ owner want it changed all the time?

I have considered going with the smokeware version.  I dont really think it looks great on the joes.  

 

I will say I have cooked in the rain several times between 250-350 F, the food doesnt get wet.  I no longer see a need for this, atleast here in N.E.

 

Ben

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I really like the stock KJ vent assembly.  

 

I like the slider and the daisywheel and can dial it in with good precision.

 

I've never had rain be an issue for the grill while I'm cooking.......rain just sucks for when I'm lighting or loading/unloading the grill.

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I really like the stock KJ vent assembly.  

 

I like the slider and the daisywheel and can dial it in with good precision.

 

I've never had rain be an issue for the grill while I'm cooking.......rain just sucks for when I'm lighting or loading/unloading the grill.

I have been known to prep lump before the rain, then throw in a lighter cube, set my vents, and come back 1-2 hrs later to a heat soaked grill.

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You guys are lucky. The weather in Edmonton just plain sucks. You have to deal with random storms all the time. I don't plan to replace my KJ vents. The Smokeware would trade places with the KJ vent during storm or on low and lows where there's a chance of seeing a storm overnight.

The Smokeware vent works just fine. I had one that didn't fit the Joe well. It worked well up to 600F. I never use the daisy wheel. I don't have any trouble dailing in temps without touching the daisy wheel at all.

With the exception of July, Edmonton is absolutely one of the worst weather cities in Canada for summer grilling. High winds and rapid moving storms are just a fact of life here on a regular basis.

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I really like the stock KJ vent assembly.  

 

I like the slider and the daisywheel and can dial it in with good precision.

 

I've never had rain be an issue for the grill while I'm cooking.......rain just sucks for when I'm lighting or loading/unloading the grill.

I have been known to prep lump before the rain, then throw in a lighter cube, set my vents, and come back 1-2 hrs later to a heat soaked grill.

Yup. I really have grown to love those lighter tabs.

That is another aspect of kamado grills that is really great.....they are so effortless and affordable to run that you can let one run with low heat vent settings all day just to keep it warmed up and ready for action when you are. There have been many times when I'll get up in the morning and get coffee brewing and light the grill and let it stay warmed up at 200-230 while the morning unfolds and then I'll throw something in there for our big meal of the day...late lunch....early dinner.

Boomstick and I have a buddy who has one of those caps on his new XL BGE and he loves it. I could see where it wouLd appeal to folks.

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I would only consider protecting my grill/fire/food from rain when it was needed or if I was doing an extended cook through unknown conditions.  I'd use it like an umbrella when I needed it.  So much of my grilling is done in just nice weather.

 

Enjoy - Jack

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Hi Charcoal Addict,

I think you should send an e-mail to Smokeware to ask about current status. I do not know why they have not advertised KJ vent cap on the web since I have gotten mine in January (it was a demo version). Nice thing of Vented Chimney Cap for KJ is its tapered opening. It makes so easy to fine-tune the temp when you do low and slow.

 

As the weather here (Aylesbury, UK) has been wet and windy during winter, it has helped me a lot. Windy rainy weather did not affect or did not bother me at all. Only thing that was inconvenient for me was that I cannot peep the meats from the top vent during cook.

 

Do not get me wrong. I love KJ stock daisy wheel cap. But if weather is bad, Smokeware Vented Chimney Cap is the winner. You can easily swap them each other when the weather is good/bad. Mine has been on the KJ all the time up until now, but as the weather is getting nice, I will swap it to original cap this weekend!

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Hi Charcoal Addict,

I think you should send an e-mail to Smokeware to ask about current status. I do not know why they have not advertised KJ vent cap on the web since I have gotten mine in January (it was a demo version). Nice thing of Vented Chimney Cap for KJ is its tapered opening. It makes so easy to fine-tune the temp when you do low and slow.

 

As the weather here (Aylesbury, UK) has been wet and windy during winter, it has helped me a lot. Windy rainy weather did not affect or did not bother me at all. Only thing that was inconvenient for me was that I cannot peep the meats from the top vent during cook.

 

Do not get me wrong. I love KJ stock daisy wheel cap. But if weather is bad, Smokeware Vented Chimney Cap is the winner. You can easily swap them each other when the weather is good/bad. Mine has been on the KJ all the time up until now, but as the weather is getting nice, I will swap it to original cap this weekend!

I'll check with them. I've chatted with Smokeware a couple of times. I've waiting for the cap to show-up on the website. I think he relies on a third party to make a vent for them.

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