New to the forum and this would be my first post. I recently purchase the KJ Classic Joe 3, and was hoping to find some plans to build a grill table. I've done some searches, but I'm not sure if any of them would accommodate the Classic Joe 3. If someone could point me in the right direction, I definitely would appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
Just received my Kamado Joe. I had an egg years ago, way before technology introduced itself into the sphere. There is so much information and so many products to chose from I am in information overload. I will be doing brisket & pulled pork from time to time, but will mainly do chicken and the usual dinner staples. Should I make the investment into something that is scalable with a fan added eventually, or just get a great wireless thermometer and trust proven cooking ability and forget about a fan. Thanks for the replies.
In this video, you will find all of the information necessary to properly unbox and assemble your new Kamado Joe Classic III grill. I didn't think to make a video for the first one, so thought I would share tips I picked up from doing it a second time around.
Hi, I followed the steps in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qm-nm4Z7wA&t=15s
and I my brisket turned out dry and dense. I'm hoping you can tell me where I went wrong:
- ~5.5 lbs (pre-trimmed) of Prime Angus grain fed brisket point from https://shalhoob.com/butcher-shop
- trimmed as much of the silver skin off as I could
- trimmed off hard fat and tried to leave 1/8" to 1/4" of fat
- seasoned 24 hours prior to cook with 50/50 coarse black pepper and kosher salt
- used Kamado Joe lump charcoal and two medium chucks of mesquite hardwood
- ambient outside temperature was low-mid 80s
- waited until grill came up to temp and smoke was mostly clear before putting meat on
- put meat on fat side down
- cooked in Classic III using sloroller, on the lower level rack
- cooked with water pan on grill
- used Thermopro two probe digital thermometer (1 probe at grill level, 1 probe in thickest part of brisket)
- grill temp ranged between 245-270, but mostly 250-260
- took ~6.5 hrs to get to 170 internal temp
- wrapped in foil at 172
- took ~1.5 hrs to get to 203
- at ~203 a wood shish kabob skewer did go through meat, but still felt a little resistance. At this point I pulled it b/c I was concerned about over cooking
- kept in foil, wrapped in towel, put in cooler for 1.5 hrs
The brisket had bark and a smoke ring. Pencil thin slice passed pull test. But it was dry and dense. The attached photos are from the day after the cook and the meat is cold.
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!!