Jump to content

What do you wish you knew sooner about Kamado Cookery?

Recommended Posts

19 hours ago, shuley said:

The only thing I wish I would have learned earlier was how awesome kamado cooking was.  I feel like I wasted years on my gasser.  Everything else I learned, I feel like I earned?  Maybe that's a weird way to phrase it but I'm ok with the fact that I had to learn specific things.  It made it more memorable. 


I was a looooong time devoted gasser, too (still am on chili night... :roll:). I wish I learned about kamado cooking earlier. My prior experience with coal-fired barbecue and grilling was limited to cheap-o kettles, disposable grills, and cruddy public park grills. Also, I had no experience with lump, only briquettes, so I had a negative outlook beyond gassers. 


A BGE-owning buddy showed me the light...

Link to post
Share on other sites

to be patient...


with my fire


with the edibility learning curve...


and with myself... in MY eyes, I am a complete (insert adjective of your choice here) stumbling thru the educational process that is kamado cooking... in reality, my family has yet to turn down a meal made with fire in any way, shape, or form... even things i would be reluctant to give to my ex-wife


and of course, finding this forum which is a goldmine of info

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TexasBlues said:

to be patient...


with my fire

This. Fires need to mature.

I knew briquettes needed to ash-over before cooking, I learned lump needs the same thing.

- When using a chimney, all the lump needs to ash-over before dumping

- When lighting in-situ, wait for the thick white smoke to clear before adding food (or smoking wood)


HAve fun,


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...