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Acquired Kamado Grill - What's it worth?

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My grandma had this kamado grill in her garage when she passed. It is greenish/yellow mixed with red.  It says Made in Japan & No. 4.  I don't see any cracks in it, but the circular part on the inside that holds the grill grate is cracked in half.  I'm curious what this is worth and how to look for imperfections. We are new to the Kamado world and just interested in learning.

 

Thank you!

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Looks to be in good shape except the cracked firebox. You might be able to use some kind of metal strap to hold it together. 

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Something like this would hold the fire box together and it's adjustable if it loosens off

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On 7/22/2020 at 3:51 AM, teacher_p24 said:

Thank you!

 

Do you think it's an antique with a story, or just a regular purchase a couple decades ago?

I don't think it antique I think it's from either the 60's or 70's. If you are planning to use it I would not be looking to go over 300f as the ceramic that it is made from won't take those temperatures. If you have a look through the treads here there are some rebuild threads with very similar kamados featured

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Fantastic looking Kamado. Personally I'd clean it up and learn to use it. Especially since it was your grandmothers.

 

I think you will find that it is a refractory and not ceramic.

 

My refractory fire box was cracked as well when I picked it up.

Was an easy fix. Get in touch with a refractory company that builds kilns and stuff. They'll have some refractory mortar.

Here's my fix. Has held together for numerous cooks since with no sign of cracking again.

I keep my cooks under 450f.

 

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