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Old 05-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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I just bought this Costco Vision and cooked pizza at 600 degrees. I closed vents and it took 4 hours before I could put the cover on it. It was still at 400 degrees an hour after I closed vents. How long does it take to cool down?

Also, I am getting some chemical odor from the cooking. Not sure if its the lump charcoal I am using or the new grill. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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I cannot speak to the chemical small but that would make me a little nervous. As for the cooldown, that is normal. You are cooking with ceramic. It heats up quickly and takes a LONG while to cool down. That is what is so great about kamados. It makes them super efficient.

I cooked a 3lb prime rib yesterday and go the temps up very high to sear it at the end (maybe 700 degrees). I closed it up and it didn't come back down to under 200 for about 3-4 hours.
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Did you season it before you cooked food on it?
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I let it run for an hour before cooking on it. What else should I have done?
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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I would have done a 24 hour heat up and cool down. That is what I did with my ceramic cooker. The chem smell will go away... ours did.
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I let it run for an hour before cooking on it. What else should I have done?
I burned one full load of lump in it before I started using it for cooking. Started out low (including a couple of Pecan chunks) for two hours and then took it up to 600 degrees. Let it stay there for 1 hour and then closed the vents down to the minimum and let it burn itself out.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Here are pics of my pizza.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. Here are pics of my pizza.
Great looking pizza.

Your post bring to mind the movie "Dennis the Menace" In one sence, after Dennis has had one of his typical mishaps, Mr. Wilson is BBQ'ing. When he's done and sitting down eating he looks at Martha and says "Tastes like paint".
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #9
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I have the vison also. Should I use their deflector stone + pizza stone or just use cast iron griddle and a pizza stone?
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