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Kamado Joe Top Vent - Details and Photos


John Setzler
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Here are some detailed views of the new Kamado Joe top vent design.... 

 

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The design is made of cast aluminum and it is powdercoated black.  It is designed to accomplish a few different tasks.  It will keep rain/water from falling into the grill through the top vent.  It will also offer airflow control from a level of VERY low flow to VERY high flow with several different configuration setups...

 

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The slider has a tab on each side where you can slide left/right to open/close the air vent from a very small to a very large opening...

 

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This opening you see here is duplicated on the opposite side of the vent... so there is a front/rear opening created by sliding this tab to the left or right.  This setup gives you a very wide range of air flow options through the grill.  In the fully open slider position, you can get your grill temps up over 600 degrees.

 

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The rotating slider will lift off the base if you want to create a full force airflow.  This can be useful when you first light the fire if you want to bring the temperature up quickly.

 

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You may also rotate the vent to the side on a pivot hinge the same way the existing daisy wheel slides to the side...

 

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This photo shows the new and existing design side by side.  The new design is slightly taller than the old and it will give the Kamado Joe profile a more distinctive look.

 

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These two photos show the new vent on the Classic and then on the Big Joe grills...

 

I got the opportunity to cook with this vent on a Big Joe all day on Thursday this past week.  I was quite impressed with how well it performed.   I can't wait to see this product roll out.  

 

 

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That vent looks awesome. I am looking forward to seeing them on Jr, classic and Big Joe. Keeping my fingers crossed for 2017.

I dont believe this will be on the jr. I will have to inquire about that butnas far as i know it will the classic and big joe only.

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