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Got mine yesterday. 1st grill. Thanks everyone here for help. 

Finally got a dry day to get the Pitt boss out and do the initial burn in looking good on the deck. 

Just went to the local Costco with my receipt.  $107.02 back in my pocket!

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Hi, names jesse new member here. Just wondering if anyone has bought this yet and what are your thoughts? Will this one need vents sealed with gasket like previous models? I just bought this at Costco after upgrading from akorn kamado that I’ve only had a month lol. Nothing wrong with the akorn i loved the way it held temp and how easy it was to control temp but since this was just a couple bills more I’ve decided to return the akorn and upgrade to a real ceramic with more real estate.

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I think the upgrade you did was well worthwhile in my opinion...  (only 2nd option was to get both lol) 

 

 

Ive done quite a bit of research on reviews ect and the 2018's should have a couple "updates" over the previous years.  I think you can at the very least expect some of the same faults as the previous years at the worst otherwise i'd say your good to go.

 

From what ive read and learned.... When I do end up getting one ill prob keep some of the gasket stuff on hand in the case I need to replace it in a pinch.... so the one thing i'd recommend is carrying some gasket and as you use it youl find the spots that may need it and just update it on the go when you can. 

 

 

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Last year I bought the Pit Boss K24 on sale at Costco at the reduced price of $499 they were reduced to $399 from $599 in 2016 but that wasn't the case last year. Last years model did have several upgrades from from the 2016 model they being the plastic side tables and an included Heat Deflector. I really like this kamado it does a great job at a reasonable cost. My local Costco now has the blue one in stock so I'll get a picture next time I'm there and post it here.

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Man this thing is built like a tank (long as no one takes a sledgehammer to it) turns out I don’t think I’ll need to make any mods to the bottom vent cuz it feels really tight and snug ain’t no air gettin in there. But I might need to mod the top vent.. had some leftover lavalock gasket I used to seal my Weber’s and Traeger, I put it on the inside of the vent and it’s too thick it wouldn’t even go on. Any recommendation for the perfect gasket or black silicone? Thanks in advance. Also the manual says to cure at 225° for 2 hours.. but I read that everybody cure at 225 then 350 then 450? 

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