After doing a warm up burn in before the weekend when we were away I was excited to get home and do my first cook on my new kamado Joe 3.
I reverse seared the tomahawk with the SloRoller at 250 until the IT hit 114 and then set it aside under foil while I change the setup for searing the steak and cast iron frying the shrimp.
couldn’t be happier with the cook, it was also my first time using one of the two bags I picked up on the weekend of KJ charcoal, not sure how much of the awesome is the coal vs the grill but it all worked together to make a meal our guests will remember. Can’t wait to try more cooks.
Posting a sneak peek before this hits my instagram page https://www.instagram.com/smokingdadbbq/
Thanks to @Kamadobjorn for the inspiration. The table is the “Applaro” Line. The hardware that you see in the last pictures all came from Hobby Lobby. The table comes with a thin, cheap pull bar and nothing else, not even knobs for the doors. The cooler pic is just for reference as that was what I was doing prior to getting the table. The last pic is sans hardware just the way it comes from IKEA.
I used Lenox 18TPI metal jigsaw blades with an adjustable speed jigsaw set to its lowest setting to cut the hole. I used this edge trim from Amazon: Trim
Excited to try out brand new Kamado Joe Jr lastnight (although taking all that plastic wrap off the stand was NOT fun!!). Anyway, got it all set up, used Kamado Joe Big Block charcoal, fired up... and waited and waited and waited for it to finally reach 300 degrees. Did everything by the book (well, there was no book, but followed instructions from different websites). How could this little bitty Kamado have such a struggle heating up? Never did get it past 325. HELP!!
This was unexpected, on Saturday a grocery store had Tomahawks in for $16/lbs vs 28 at my local butcher so I thought I would give them a try.
I used the Jess Pryles dry brine method (link) and left them uncovered in the fridge for three days flipping and drying once a day before cooking last night when I seasoned them with hardcore carnivores black rub
set the egg up for a reverse sear and eventually sliced into pure magic. Easily top 3 ever which was unexpected given their grocery store pedigree