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Unread 04-06-2012, 12:41 AM   #421
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I just bought one and seasoned it. Going to try smoking a prime rib. Any advice would be nice. Thanks. anyone going to order the smoke plate for this. Comes out on the 13th.

Btw, i sold my CG outlaw for this, so only experience i have is with offset smokers. Guess ill need to make my own diffuser before i smoke?

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Unread 04-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #422
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As a diffuser, go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a Weber charcoal grate. It will rest on the CGK's flanges. Then use a 16-inch pizza pan for a diffuser. You may decide you don't need a stone.
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Unread 04-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #423
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Like RW said. And don't forget the CG cover for $24 or the generic one for $8.
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Unread 04-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #424
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Ok. I guess there is no real benefit to the stone then.
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Unread 04-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #425
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Ok. I guess there is no real benefit to the stone then.
I might disagree with 'no benefit' on the Smokin' Stone.

I'm trying to get one from Char-Griller to do a review. I'm not sure if they are going to give me one or not but I have asked.

My thoughts on the discussion of the diffusers is pretty simple.

1. I do not believe that a 'heat sync' of any kind is necessary in a Kamado, even the metal ones like the big steel keg or the Akorn. Especially not in the ceramic models.

2. As far as the Akorn is concerned, I think the Smokin' Stone might be the best diffuser option when you want to cook indirect because of the amount of venting space around the edges of that stone. I think the 16" pizza pan might be a little too large of a diffuser when you want to cook something like a pizza at really high temperatures. It is causing a very high heat buildup in the bottom portion of the cooker that might be damaging the outside finish.
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For $40 shipped im buying it. Susie has been nice enough answering my questions.
Should ship Friday 13 she said.
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I bought a generic smoker cover from lowes today that fit perfect.

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My shelves fold down?
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For $40 shipped im buying it. Susie has been nice enough answering my questions.
Should ship Friday 13 she said.
They may have backed up their shipping date again. I heard another source quoting them as estimating 3rd-4th week of April :(
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My shelves fold down?
So do mine brain fart . To many night shifts.
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Well i made a small modification today. There was a considerable gap where the riveted piece meets the bowl. i could see the insulation. I just took a cloth and layered it onto the kooker and hammer around until it was flat like the rest.

This was on the left side back quarter. It worker out perfect.
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I am kinda inexperienced with cast iron. I have seasoned it and understand that if I cook at a high temp then I would need to re-season it. If I am cooking a low temperatures how often should I season it in the future.

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Cris,

I always give it a clean and rub after cooking with a little brushed oil. That's what i did with my previous outlaw grill.
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Just picked up a Big Red from Menards, yet to do a first cook :(



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I like that color. No Menards around these parts.
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