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First post, I have already gained knowledge from yall's great site

I was looking around for some information on Kamato cookers, and thankfully stumbled upon this sight, before I go on.. THANKS!

I "babysat" my father in law's Large Green Egg for about a year, and got hooked on the thing. Sadly, It'll be a while before I have the $ to put into one of my own. I was on a site I frequent and saw a fella with a kamato style cooker for $50, I figgured it was worth a try. It is made of clay, at first I thought it was an early egg, but think its another company now. Either way, I took and cleaned it up, took it apart and cleaned everything. After some High temp engine enamel and new hardware its lookin pretty.

I found both the rutland gasket and the permatex copper here locally and put them on today. 

I have read the warnings about high heat and clay, so I will definatly be taking that into account, and hope to fire her up this weekend. 

Again, I appreciate the community's help in getting this project to this point.



  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,712
    Great work!
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,712
    Welcome, by the way.
  • Looks good...have fun cooking on it
  • Very impressive nice work.

    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,800
    Nice... Welcome. Share your cooks and lots ofppictures.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,825
    Welcome, and looking real good! 
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,189
    edited October 2013
    Very cool!! Can't wait to see the Big Blue Egg in action. B-)


    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Welcome.  Nice work.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • RACRAC Posts: 1,549
    Nice work! Welcome


    Boerne, TX

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer


  • Nice! Looks brand new!
    Houston, TX
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,995
    sweet!  welcome
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Amazing work
    Albion, PA
  • Thanks everyone! Im not too keen on the flat black, grabbed the wrong can off the shelf, as soon as I get a chance to get a wire brush to it I expect that'll be glossy, and the vent will most likely be polished back up to a shine

  • Excellent job!
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,223
    Welcome aboard and as has been said-great work.  Enjoy the journey.
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,569

    Looks great, I like the flat black on the steel.

    And welcome to the herd.

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans

  • TackmanTackman Posts: 228
    Nice restoration!!!
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • egretegret Posts: 4,036
    Greg, where in No. GA are you? Beautiful refinishing job by the way!
  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 195
    Nice job...looks awesome!
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,715
    edited October 2013

    I have already gained knowledge from yall's great site.................

    In the (paraphrased) words of the great Mr. Hand from Fast Times at Ridgemont High:

    Well, I'm here, and you're here, so doesn't that make it our great site?

    Welcome aboard and nice rehab on the Komado.

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,214
    Welcome. Nice job on the egg re-build, right down to its little feet!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Thanks again for all the kind words guys. 
    I managed to get my first cook done, had a really hard time keeping the temp down in this thing, it really wants to get up there, but it came out well. I had my main smokers running for the family reunion, but my little brother spiced up half of a Boston Butt and we put it on the little cooker

    I'm afraid these wont fit...

    But this one will!

    This little guy wants to run HOT

    I didnt manage to get pictures after the cook, I was feeding 50 folks and it took all my energy to process everything else I had going. But with some adjustments I think I can get this thing running really well. I'm going to make a cedar table on wheels for it so I can wheel it in and out of the basement.

    Till next time
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