Hi all, I'm been trying to find someone who sells or ships spiders to canada for the pit boss. I want to set up for direct and indirect grilling can't find parts anywhere. Cermic grill store won't ship to canada ad their canadian distributor is sold out. Anyone here have any ideas????
I just recently delved into the world of BBQ with a Primo All - Around and I absolutely love it.
However, I have a question.
It seems that I cannot go below 250F on my kamado. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I am planning on cooking my first brisket next week and I would like to be able to hold 175F (or around there).
This is how I fire up the grill:
I place some lump charcoal in the basket and light them up with an electric BBQ lighter
At 5 minutes, when the initial load is hot I place some more charcoal in the basket (to fill it up)
I wait for about another 5-10 minutes for all the coals to heat up and then use a blow dryer to really get them going
I close the lid of the kamado and start closing the bottom vent
However, my kamado is already heated up way above 175F (which was fine so far because I wanted it around 300F+).
From what I have observed the top vent is not doing anything at all for regulating the temperature, which is odd since everything I read so far on controlling the temp says to use the top vent (for micro adjustments). Even when I have the bottom vent fully closed the temp does not drop below 220F. I believe is because the ceramic walls have already absorbed too much heat.
If anyone has the Primo all-around and is able to use it at 175F I would appreciate the advice on how to do it.
I have noticed that when I shut down my Big Joe that I don't have as much lump left over as I used to. My cooks aren't very long usually around 45 minutes or so at 350- 375.
I close the bottom damper and leave the Daisy wheel cracked open to let the heat escape. The next cook I shake that Ash Basket (awesome), and there is not alot left.
Tonight, I had a dozen chicken legs on indirect, when they were finished, slid the heat deflector, repositioned the grate, opened her up to about 500, then seared a couple of steaks for the Mrs. about 4 minutes, then shut it down.
Three hours later, open it up to brush off the grill grates while its still warm, and the lump is still glowing...I thought I was supposed to be saving charcoal when its closed. I am curious if I have any leaks down by the lower damper? I'll wait until my next cook and see what I can find. any thoughts or suggestions? was going to slide some hickory or apple wood on the ash scoop and slide it under the fire basket to get the smoke going, then close the daisy wheel and see if I have any leaks. I figured that would be a safe way to go about it.
Type at y'all Later, Tater