I have had my KJ for four years. You will love it. Biggest thing is catching temps on the way up and learning how to dial in your temps. After some trials with draft door and daisy wheel, it's a piece of cake. I use Lazari oak lump in mine most of the time and start it with an electric element. No need to season anything, just get cooking. The gaskets are long lasting and the new features are a huge bonus. It's a fantastic unit, make sure you get the heat deflector.
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