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Unread 03-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #136
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I was looking this morning on their website looking for info and some auto chat box came up asking if I needed help. Told him what I was looking for and the customer support chat guy named "Kevin" said they must be new cause he never heard of it Needless to say he told me to look at the Big Easy
Sounds like you were at the Char-Broil website and not the Char-Griller site
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Unread 03-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #137
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I noticed that yesterday. Very strange to not have any information on this unit on the web site.
They obviously don't spend much on their website. Seriously, it's like the Presiden't secretary's nephew did the thing for class credit for ITT. Of all the major grill builders, they have the worst website by a very long shot. Char-Broil is taking it to a whole other level with their All-Stars made up of bloggers from around the world showing off what they do on Char-Broil grills. The reason I'm so familiar with it is that I am a Char-Broil All-Star and while I own two of them, this is my next grill. The Char-Broil infrared grills are absolutely amazing, but this is my next charcoal grill. Any chance Lowe's will sell two packs of lump next Memorial Day for $10!?!
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Unread 03-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #138
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I have had my Chargriller Kamado for about 7 months now, got it at Gander Mountain and really love it. It is outside under an overhang and is covered when not in use. So far no signs of any rust or paint blister. Chargriller customer support is very elusive on this product, about all they were saying is that it was an exclusive for Menards and had no comment when I asked about the Lowes rumor that obviously was try. Overall a great unit for the price and all I did was put some thin cork gasket material under the frame of the lower air intake to make a better seal where it was screwed onto the side. Took care of the only air leak I could find.
Thanks JM for reinforcing what I have been saying about the Big Red Kamado, even though mine came in black!!!
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I have had my Chargriller Kamado for about 7 months now, got it at Gander Mountain and really love it. It is outside under an overhang and is covered when not in use. So far no signs of any rust or paint blister. Chargriller customer support is very elusive on this product, about all they were saying is that it was an exclusive for Menards and had no comment when I asked about the Lowes rumor that obviously was try. Overall a great unit for the price and all I did was put some thin cork gasket material under the frame of the lower air intake to make a better seal where it was screwed onto the side. Took care of the only air leak I could find.
Thanks JM for reinforcing what I have been saying about the Big Red Kamado, even though mine came in black!!!
Do you happen to have any pictures of this you can post? I own the Broil King Keg and it is the best thing ever! im looking at this unit for a second kamodo as i cannot afford another Keg the char griller would be a perfect fit.
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You did a super job on the videos. Looks like you are going to make alot of good Q with that smoker. I checked it out today and really like the engineering. I still kind of want an egg but for the price and cast iron grates looks like a bargain.
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I did a little bit of air sealing yesterday on the ash pan and lower air vent to see if I can improve the airflow into this cooker. Upon closer inspection of the air vent after removing it from the pan, I found several sources of probable airflow issues. I used some high temp rtv silicone around the vent and a few other places to see if I can better control it. If those mods are successful, as I believe they will be, I'll post some photos of what I did....
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Excellent JM. Picked mine up yesterday. May try and do the seasoning on it tonight. I also did pick up the Weber Charcoal grate and a 16 inch clay saucer for a heat diffuser. The Kamado itself went together very nicely. Took me just about and hour to put it all together. Can not wait to fire it up.
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Excellent JM. Picked mine up yesterday. May try and do the seasoning on it tonight. I also did pick up the Weber Charcoal grate and a 16 inch clay saucer for a heat deflector. The Kamado itself went together very nicely. Took me just about and hour to put it all together. Can not wait to fire it up.
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I did a little bit of air sealing yesterday on the ash pan and lower air vent to see if I can improve the airflow into this cooker. Upon closer inspection of the air vent after removing it from the pan, I found several sources of probable airflow issues. I used some high temp rtv silicone around the vent and a few other places to see if I can better control it. If those mods are successful, as I believe they will be, I'll post some photos of what I did....
Glad you were able to find those areas, sealing them up is going to help quite a bit. A small leak of air around the vent area is killer on a cooker like this. Can't wait to see the pics.
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Went over to lowes to pick up the cover for my Chargriller Kamado and they have new advertising signs up around it, and the cover has a Chargriller trademark along with the name they gave their kooker. The salesman told me they are now told to call it the "akorn" cooker. That is also the name on the cover logo and all of the new advertising signs. It's a pretty big acorn, but than again the BGE came from a really big chicken. "Now you know the rest of the story, and good night !!!"
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New job making more money. Check
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I don't even have one yet and I'm already working on some mods for it. First I was thinking of making an adapter ring to set a WSM water pan above the coals for the heat diffuser. JM do you think there is room for the water pan? Here is a basic drawing.
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Went over to lowes to pick up the cover for my Chargriller Kamado and they have new advertising signs up around it, and the cover has a Chargriller trademark along with the name they gave their kooker. The salesman told me they are now told to call it the "akorn" cooker. That is also the name on the cover logo and all of the new advertising signs. It's a pretty big acorn, but than again the BGE came from a really big chicken. "Now you know the rest of the story, and good night !!!"
I always thought that the Big Green Egg should have been called the Big Green Avacado.
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The ash pan is peppered with holes around the welds. At least mine is. I took high temp silicone and sealed all of them up. Did they make the front vent any better or is it still really loose?
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Glad you were able to find those areas, sealing them up is going to help quite a bit. A small leak of air around the vent area is killer on a cooker like this. Can't wait to see the pics.

Yes true enough JS-TX having some experience with the kamodo BBQ (my broil king keg) it worried me that you had the bottom vent all the way closed in your video and held that temp for so long JM, which is telling me that air is indeed getting in. I will tell you my Keg is sealed up like fort knox and if i shut my vent down like that it will pretty much begin to snuff out. So look for those holes seal them up and you should be good to go! like I said im will be getting the char griller as my "second" kamodo cant wait to have both going at once!
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