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I looked at the website and from the illustration it seems the fire is burning or trying to burn ALL the charcoal in the pod on the side from bottom to top?

Perhaps the illustration is just an artist's guess as to what goes on in a cooker but if not, what gives?

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1 hour ago, Chasdev said:

I looked at the website and from the illustration it seems the fire is burning or trying to burn ALL the charcoal in the pod on the side from bottom to top?

Perhaps the illustration is just an artist's guess as to what goes on in a cooker but if not, what gives?

I have only watched the video, so you know what I know.  
 

it sounds like the situation we have in the kamado.  Fuel rich, oxygen starved environment where the temp is controlled by airflow.  I am totally interested! 

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3 hours ago, Chasdev said:

I looked at the website and from the illustration it seems the fire is burning or trying to burn ALL the charcoal in the pod on the side from bottom to top?

Perhaps the illustration is just an artist's guess as to what goes on in a cooker but if not, what gives?

 

2 hours ago, Ben S said:

I have only watched the video, so you know what I know.  
 

it sounds like the situation we have in the kamado.  Fuel rich, oxygen starved environment where the temp is controlled by airflow.  I am totally interested! 

 

From what I understand, the door to the "chute" or bin that holds the fuel (charcoal) is airtight at the top so that when closed, the fuel inside can't burn. Instead the fuel burns from the bottom and gravity draws more fuel down as it what's below it burns. The result is in theory a small fire contained in the burn area vs burning here and there throughout whole pile.

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23 hours ago, John Setzler said:

I could get one but then it would be considered a biased review.

 


jusr call it a “demonstration”  instead of review and show us the points that you usually cover; it will be a home run & disarms the bias argument.

 

i see several interesting features in the video: 225f, 700f, charcoal, flame-searing, wood smoke, Temp control, 4 probes and all for $500?  Huge value. 


 

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Go to their website and click through until you see the cut-away version illustration.

There is live fire depicted under the cook grates (perhaps representing just heat, not flames) and across from there to the right it shows flames at that same level in the side-pod, which also depicts a full load of charcoal and with the lower 1/4 alight with the flames which are then rising up and into a full load of reserve charcoal briquettes.

The fan placement, if it's blowing as opposed to sucking, would force flames up and into the charcoal storage area if that is indeed how it runs.

 

I also really like the looks of this cooker and if the product specialist replies to my email, and has a good description of how it feeds briquettes and where the fire resides and also how quickly it shuts down and cools off, then I am a customer for sure.

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20 hours ago, ckreef said:

I told Mrs skreef, "it's only one more grill and it's only $500". She threatened to take my debit card away. She'll have to pry it from my cold stiff fingers - LOL 

 

 

Pssst.  Meet me at the MalWart and we'll set up a rent to own program, say $5.00 a week @ 25%?  She'll never know what hit her.  Ooops,  forgot Mrs ckreef reads these posts also.  Nevermind.

 

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Their company rep got back to me and she assures me that the bin is air tight and only the fuel in the fire box area will burn.

She seemed to indicate that the fan can help it cool down as well.

Guess come late Nov, I'll be down to the Wally to snag one.

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I just down loaded and went through the manual. 

 

I hope these things come at least partially assembled. The assembly procedure is pretty intense. Doesn't scare me but I'm guessing some people would be overwhelmed. 

 

Only a 1 year warranty for $500 :(

 

And it doesn't cover paint burning off. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, willys1 said:

First glance at this reminds me of a j-tube or rocket stove heater. Looks like same principle.

 

It's not like that at all.  Those work on the stovepipe draft principle.  This system is not allowing air to flow up through the charcoal chamber.

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7 hours ago, John Setzler said:

 

It's not like that at all.  Those work on the stovepipe draft principle.  This system is not allowing air to flow up through the charcoal chamber.

Huh. The picture I saw  showed a separate vertical fuel chamber burning fuel at the bottom of the chamber. Instead of the heat and flame burning up in the fuel chamber, it  is drafted (albeit forced) horizontally into a separate heat chamber or riser. Still reminds of a rocket stove heater, just not naturally drafting.

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8 hours ago, willys1 said:

Huh. The picture I saw  showed a separate vertical fuel chamber burning fuel at the bottom of the chamber. Instead of the heat and flame burning up in the fuel chamber, it  is drafted (albeit forced) horizontally into a separate heat chamber or riser. Still reminds of a rocket stove heater, just not naturally drafting.

Exactly... the top of that chamber is closed instead of open.

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