Great job and great thread.
I read somewhere on this forum that the loss of the imperialkamado.com website was a shame, because all of Mako's restoration secrets were on there (ie: how to repair the earthenware, etc).
I just wanted to let you all know that business operations for Imperial Kamado was transferred over to Kamado King Inc a couple years ago. I have all of Mako's Imperial restorations secrets, as well as a full history of the Imperial Kamado, and will be transferring this stuff over to our new site, www.kamadobbq.com
This is being done to "preserve" all of this lost information and history of imperial kamado. Please be patient with me, as this will take some time. I am busy setting up the new site with other features. We do have a BLOG section for Q&A on Imperial Kamado History, so feel free to stop by and drop us a comment. Augie will get back to you. He is the owner and opened his first imperial kamado stores in 1974.
Well, that's all, I just thought I would share the update.
Happy grilling , and great site! -Justin Kamado King Inc.