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asirish
12-27-2012, 01:44 PM
Hello All,

I am a newbie to your forum so thank you for taking the time to read my post.

I purchased a kamado last night on Craigslist for a great price.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8314227727_0ec0512e3b.jpg

It was found in the sellers fathers house after he passed. They didn't know what to do with it so they sold it. It has never been used...infact it was still in it packaging with the little paper shreds inside of the kamado for protection. I am guessing it is probably 40-60 years old.

here are some other pictures
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8355/8315277298_10d9eb91a4.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8315277104_e1299cb0f1.jpg

the only issue with it is that the ring round that holds the lid slides up and down a bit on the lower half and has chipped some of the paint and clay.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8314227537_d3d131923f.jpg
I plan on resetting and tightening the band to prevent this from further damaging the base.

I want to fire this thing up tomorrow and over new years but I don't want to destroy a vintage piece that might have some value. I am wondering if anyone out there has something to say about this kamado and have any feedback on what I should do.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks again for taking the time to read.

Bluesman
12-27-2012, 01:46 PM
What a cool find. I would make the needed adjustments and then get it dirty. Cool

deguerre
12-27-2012, 01:47 PM
Well, I don't have an answer but I will say it's YOUR forum now too!:thumb: Score!

Bonewagon
12-27-2012, 04:30 PM
Nice score!

deepsouth
12-27-2012, 04:34 PM
i wouldn't sear steaks in it, but i'd get to smoking with the speed and stealth of the puma.

Dirtbuddy
12-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Great find!

If you don't mind me asking what did u pay for it?

asirish
12-27-2012, 04:36 PM
i wouldn't sear steaks in it, but i'd get to smoking with the speed and stealth of the puma.

why wouldn't you sear steaks...can these not take the heat?

asirish
12-27-2012, 04:37 PM
great find!

If you don't mind me asking what did u pay for it?

$480

deepsouth
12-27-2012, 04:38 PM
why wouldn't you sear steaks...can these not take the heat?


someone that knows more than i hopefully will step in, but i seem to remember reading quite a few times that some of the older kamados don't like high heat.