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Golden's Cast Iron Kamado Review request

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12 hours ago, lunchman said:

 

Wow,  you're the first other Goldens' owner I've ever run into on any forum. You own the 14" cooker? I assume it behaves the same as our larger ones? Pics?

 

Yes it behaves the same as the big guy.  

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12 hours ago, ckreef said:

 

Yes we would love to see pictures of all 6 kamados you have owned ;)

 

 

Ill have to dig through my phone and see what I have.  Here’s the mini Max, my first classic, and Komodo 

 

 

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13 hours ago, ckreef said:

 

Yes we would love to see pictures of all 6 kamados you have owned ;)

 

 

Here’s the big joe.  We’ll have the Big Golden’s out later today and I’ll snap a pic

 

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@dj-ia I owe you an apology. I figured with the kamados you listed you were pulling our leg. I stand corrected. There are only a few of us on the forum that has owned or currently own a large number of kamados.

 

Nice collection. 

 

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@dj-ia Nice collection and good to see another Goldens' owner on any of the forums. Thanks for the pics!

 

I love the smaller one but don't think I'd convince the Mrs that we need yet another cooker. :)

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@ckreef

 

Lol no problem at all.  I also had a black classic that I have to my daughter and son in law but can’t find that pic.  I may have that cooker problem many of us get accused of.   

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Every so often I check out the Facebook page for Goldens' Cast Iron (even though I'm not on FB) and found this upcoming show on Science Channel.

 

How It's Made 

 

Ever wonder how the toughest cooker on earth is made? 

 

Thu March 28 2019 10:30 pm ET

Sun March 31 2019 12:30 pm ET

 

DVR is set. I've always been interested to see how these cookers are made. 

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27 minutes ago, Chasdev said:

I caught that episode, that's what made me search here for "Golden cast iron" which lead me here...

How did you get off the freight truck?

Lift gate. The driver moved the pallet and fork lift onto the gate, then lowered it to the ground. 

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With some of the recent posts about the Kamado Joe charcoal basket vs. the Kick Ash basket, it got me to thinking that a device like that would be a nice accessory for the Goldens'. The firebox, as you know is one piece cast iron. There's not a removable plate in the bottom and sometimes ash cleanup gets to be a bit of a chore. I usually use a small shovel to scoop out the ash and what's left of the lump, and thought a charcoal basket would make this more manageable. 

 

I liked the heft of the Kamado Joe basket bottom grid, wasn't keen on it's "handles", but do realize the reason for their design since it's made for the KJ. Instead I went with a well reviewed knock off on amazon of the Kick Ash basket by Onlyfire. It arrived today and the fit is just fine. It's a bit smaller than the firebox diameter which should help with airflow. I haven't fired up the grill today, we'll see how it does over the next few cooks but I suspect it will be perfect. 

 

Oh yeah, thanks to the forum on keeping my amazon purchases going. :)

 

Some pics. Partial load in the firebox  -

 

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Better view of the basket -

 

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Loaded and ready for the next grilling session -

 

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-Dom

 

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 And it's first use Friday night was a success.  The grill came up to temp much faster than usual and held a much more consistent temp through the entire cook. I haven't pulled out the basket yet,  will do so today when I make dinner. I know cleaning out the grill will be a lot easier now. This is a great addition for any Kamado.

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