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Unread 11-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
JMSetzler
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Default 225 Low and Slow on the Kamado Joe


I uncovered my first 'issue' on the Kamado Joe while making this review video on the Low and Slow cooking process. I had read in several places that kamado owners (not just KJ) had run into problems with ash stopping up the charcoal grate air flow holes during really long cooks. About 12 hours into this cook, my temp started to fall and I had to take the meat and deflector plate out to agitate the charcoal to keep it going and clear those air holes. What I didn't do here that I should have done was either make a photo or include it in the video. I mentioned it in the video but didn't shoot that process.

After looking into it deeper today, I'm thinking that the Kamado Joe branded lump charcoal produced a lot more ash than I'm used to seeing with the B&B and Royal Oak I have been using in the past. I'm not sure if that contributed to the issue or was simply the culprit...
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