The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 04-17-2012, 12:20 AM   #436
Badgerbrent
Got rid of the matchlight.
 
Join Date: 04-13-12
Location: CHICAGO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

What size pizza pan do you use for the heat deflector?
Badgerbrent is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 11:04 AM   #437
JMSetzler
Babbling Farker

 
JMSetzler's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-25-11
Location: Valdese, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Badgerbrent View Post
What size pizza pan do you use for the heat deflector?
I'm using a 16" pizza pan from walmart... $4.
__________________
Kamado Joe Jr. ° Kamado Joe Big Joe ° Kamado Joe Classic ° Old Country BBQ Pits Brazos Offset
UDS ° Traeger Lil' Texas Elite
JMSetzler is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #438
zwylde1
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 12-17-10
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I am using a 16 inch clay saucer. So far so good. Just line it with tinfoil for easy cleanup.
__________________
2-Weber 22.5 OTS, Green Weber Performer, WSJG, Mini WSM, Char Griller Kamado, Weber Gasser, UDS awaiting production!

[FONT=Arial Black]Of everything I have lost in this life...I miss my mind the most![/FONT]
zwylde1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #439
LostArrow
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 03-13-12
Location: Jackson Ms.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Got this for my birthday!
My wife informed mr that all the 5 lowes were sold out & she got this at Kroger. Same price only cosmetic differences.
LostArrow is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #440
smokeyw
is One Chatty Farker
 
smokeyw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-03-11
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Congratulations I like the wood shelves but mine has the metal ones.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LostArrow View Post
Got this for my birthday!
My wife informed mr that all the 5 lowes were sold out & she got this at Kroger. Same price only cosmetic differences.
__________________
Fired Up Smokers KCBS Team, Smokey W's Pit Que NCPC Team / 2011 NCPC Whole Hog State Champion
smokeyw is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #441
ajmcedar
Full Fledged Farker

 
ajmcedar's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-29-09
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Congrats, but things look a little off. Body should be rotated 1/3 to the left, top vent turned 180.

Sorry, my OCD showing through. Nice cooker!
__________________
Al Madler
Big Red Kamado Kooker(King Griller), Little Red Akorn Jr, PBC, UDS, MiniUDS, Smokey Joe
ajmcedar is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 04:51 PM   #442
jon s
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 04-11-12
Location: Mililani, Hawaii
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

While obviously a good value, my concern is that the inner "firebox" does not look sturdy enough to survive a few years of 700 degree temp cooking. I think corrosion and possibly rust may creep in from use. Just my two cents.
jon s is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #443
DougRuss
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 03-22-12
Location: Michigan City,Indiana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmcedar View Post
Congrats, but things look a little off. Body should be rotated 1/3 to the left, top vent turned 180.

Sorry, my OCD showing through. Nice cooker!
True !! The Body needs to be repositioned, you'll have a difficult time moving it!


DougRuss is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #444
LostArrow
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 03-13-12
Location: Jackson Ms.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Yep, it came assembled from Kroger.
I think I would have liked the lowes model a little better, but this was the only one my wife could find.
It will be pretty easy to fix, but I'll wait to the weekend.
LostArrow is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #445
DodgeCity
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 07-11-04
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

A few years at 700 degrees. Who the heck cooks at 700 degrees on a regular basis. Man if you don't like the grill just say so, don't go making up scenarios that don't exist...... And btw I love my Akorn and my UDS and I am not worried about prolonged cooking at 700 degrees.
DodgeCity is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #446
pike3e
Got rid of the matchlight.
 
Join Date: 04-13-11
Location: Bangor Maine
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Mine arived from lowes, assembled (not requested but free) yesterday. I cleaned and seasoned the grate and fired it up. I left the vents fully open and got distracted by the family for about 30 minutes. Returned to the grill and the thermometer was maxed out at past 700. I closed the vents on the inferno and the coals died out quickly! Temps just kept falling throughout the evening and that was it. Cooked a beer can chicken today at 350-400 for 1.25 hours and it came out great. Closed the vents after the cook and the coals went out quickly. I am new to this but am very impressed.
pike3e is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-18-2012, 06:52 AM   #447
LostArrow
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 03-13-12
Location: Jackson Ms.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Pulled my dome thermometer & checked against instant read thermometer in boiling water, it's right on up to 210F should be accurate enough for smoking.
LostArrow is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-18-2012, 06:52 AM   #448
miso_ohio
Found some matches.
 
Join Date: 06-22-10
Location: Obetz, OH
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Reading these reviews have me tempted, I know I saw one of these in a Lowes just a few weeks ago. I currently own a Bubba Keg that I got cheap during the Home Depot fire sale a few years ago. After using it for a few years I would not even bat an eye at paying a whole lot more for it now, it is my favorite thing in the world to cook on.

I know I really don't need it, I am still tempted to get one anyways, I just don't know where I am going to put it. To those on the fence, these kamado style cookers will amaze you. I was unsure at first as well now I basically give a cooking course anywhere I go with it preaching the greatness of it.

By the way on the pizza, not sure if you can do this on this or not, but on the Keg, I kick the heat up to 650-750 area with no diffuser. I put the cast iron grate down to the lower level (not sure if this one has 2 levels) and I put a pizza stone on that metal rack you use as a second layer. The metal racks holds it up just fine ad it makes it easy to slide the pizza out on the stone, a typical pizza is done in 2-4 minutes for me I watch it through the vents on the top. I make my own dough and stretch it thin. I got a new Pizza peel for Xmas that has made the whole process even better. The pizzas on these things our second to none, the crust is just hard to describe.
miso_ohio is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-18-2012, 08:18 AM   #449
unfoundfred
Is lookin for wood to cook with.

 
unfoundfred's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-10-12
Location: Norwalk, CT
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I've been debating buying a BGE, but I couldn't find a way to justify the expense to my wife. I think I just found my compromise...

Lowe's here I come!
unfoundfred is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #450
HogFan
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 03-21-12
Location: Arkansas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Now I just had to go and read this thread.........(what was I thinking).

I have a used up Arkla gas grill (16 yrs old) and a cheap Stok charcoal grill tower, and a UDS that I just built. Need to pitch the gas grill. Maybe I should sell the STok charcoal tower and get one of these......hmmm. I was about to spend $800+ on a CS electric smoker......and I saved all that money by building an UDS.......so that's worth something right? <smile> Biggest reason I would like one of these is to sear steaks. I've never been able to get the Stok hot enough to sear a steak so the outside is done and the inside still medium-rare.

Since I'm a Razorback fan (though an embarrased one at the moment with the Petrino/Harley incident), I really like the red version from Menards. Too bad they don't have a Menards around NW AR........
HogFan is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
char-griller, chargriller, Kamado

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts