Hello. New user to the KJ forum but not this site. I graduated from an Akorn to a KJ 3 Classic. I did a lot of work on the Akorn to get it running like a clock but my son-in-law decided that I needed a new kamado. Hence, the arrival of a new KJ3 Classic on my 75th birthday. I was overjoyed! I listed my Akorn for free, on NextDoor and a guy roared over to get it. Glad it went to a good home.
So, within a week and three cooks, the KJ has developed a problem. I cooked a pizza last night which got the temp close to 500 deg by the end. When I pulled the pizza off, I noticed that the latch wouldn't work. The top just bangs down because the dome is too far forward. Further inspection today shows that the dome is not aligned correctly. The left rear near the hinge is over 1/2" off. So,why did this happen and what is the fix? I called BBQ Guys where is was purchased. They sent the receipt and told me to register it. I did. They also asked me for pix of the issue. I sent them. Waiting for a response.
Weird that the issue showed up after the highest temp cook. After it cooled, it still has the problem. Wondered if moving the grill a few feet caused the issue. That should not be a problem as it is on a KJ 3 Classic stock stand.
I checked all of the bolts for tightness. All seems correct.
By Bomb Dog Barbecue
Does anyone have any experience with grilling whole squid? I toured my local "international" (their term) grocery store today and one item I saw was fresh whole squid.
I'd like to take a crack at grilling it, but don't want to waste money winging it. Any tips/guidelines you have would be appreciated! Happy grilling
This isn't a complete product review...yet. I haven't burned any of these but I will soon and will add to this thread. Hopefully other users will also add their thoughts.
I'm sometimes annoyed at lump charcoal because of either the–
small shards that pack too tight or fall unburned into my Masterbuilt 1050's ash bin huge chunks that sometimes reduce the heat produced Briquettes don't usually work out for me because they–
make more ash than I want usually can't be relit after snuffing
Jealous Devil introduced a line of extra large briquettes. Their web site describes them as, "The same incredibly dense hardwood we use to make our lump charcoal – plus a pinch of plant-derived starch (that is it – Yes, really)." They go in to say that the briquettes have, "Extremely low ash production."
They're certainly larger than Kingsford Originals, and much thicker. I didn't weigh them.
My first use will be in my Masterbuilt 1050. I'll report back on that.