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That is actually me.  From a halloween party about 10 years ago.  Grew the stash and shaved the head.  I went all out.  Carl musta won some money money betting on the 3 games the giants won last year.

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28 minutes ago, Red River Smoke said:

@Pigfqr that's awesome, I was thinking it was a still from that live action show they shot! 

Although I can't do the voice very well, I think I made a better looking Carl than the guy they had do it for the live action.

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I’m going to break in my new grill shortly, I was reading some of the reviews , not realizing they were from 2016.  I did read that the manufacturer had made some improvements in the design.  With the 2018 model, is it still nessesary to add some more felt tape around the vents?  I know that the previous thermometers were crap and purchased a party Q from BBQ Guys. That should give me an accurate temp.  I’m wondering if maybe some folks were also using too much charcoal to keep the temp low.  What do you all think?

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1 hour ago, DiannaDZ said:

I’m going to break in my new grill shortly, I was reading some of the reviews , not realizing they were from 2016.  I did read that the manufacturer had made some improvements in the design.  With the 2018 model, is it still nessesary to add some more felt tape around the vents?  I know that the previous thermometers were crap and purchased a party Q from BBQ Guys. That should give me an accurate temp.  I’m wondering if maybe some folks were also using too much charcoal to keep the temp low.  What do you all think?

I did seal mine.  It did make a difference.  The top vent leaked around the the bottom where it sat on the grill.  It wasn't too bad, but it was making my nice blue ceramic turn black.  I also sealed the bottom vent.  It seemed to help with keeping low temps.  The top vent was very easy to do, I just put a layer of grill gasket around the inside of the vent itself.  The felt on felt seal worked really well once I put it back on the grill.  The bottom vent is a bit trickier.  You need to remove the 2 bolts on the left side of the vent in order to get the vent doors out of the grill.  Once the is done, I put a layer of the felt grill gasket just along the outside of the solid vent, not the one with holes in it.  you don't have to mess with that one.  As far as the dome thermometer, mine seems to read a bit high, but not by much maybe 10-20 degrees.  So maybe not as bad as the older ones.

 

Good, luck!  I know you are going to love this grill.  I still can't get over the fact of why I didn't do this a long time ago.  Grilling on anything besides a kamado at this point just seems silly.

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20 hours ago, BethandGus said:

i am looking for a pit boss - bigest size or KJ for my hubby - best price ? and where should i go ?

 

thanks Beth Cooke

 

The Pit Boss is now (mostly?) sold as Louisiana Grills. They are the same company and same product, just different branding.  The best place to get one is Costco. They probably do not have any in stock at most warehouses this time of year but the website may still have them. 

 

Your best bet is to wait until February-March when they show up in the warehouses again. They have historically been $599 with the price dropping to $499 in some locations around June/July to clear out stock. 

 

Otherwise, try Tractor Supply. They often have a sale price of $699. 

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