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  • The more efficient the cooker, the smaller the fire; the more creative you'll need to be to generate good smoke.   Komado Kamado's have it even worse.  The refractory cement is twice as heat efficient as the ceramic used in most Kamados.  The fire …
  • Ed, Here's a trick we discovered on the Kamado Guru by drilling holes into the bottom of a small lodge Dutch oven.  You drill holes on the bottom of the pot to push the wood smoke down into the fire.   Drilling holes in the bottom of the DO create…
  • TigerTony said: I'd much rather a lower more affordable egg with the option to buy the warranty. With that said I do own two bge s that I bought from a local dealer. I had to replace two plate-setters  and  two fireboxes and a fire ring. it was…
  • There's pellet smokers and metal smokers that cost more than Eggs and Kamado Joe's that don't have lifetime warranties.  I can't imagine why anyone would complain about the price of either brand when they're both backed by lifetime warranties.   I …
  • Skiddymarker said: stlcharcoal said: lousubcap said: I wonder if @stlcharcoal 's warranty idea would clear the Prop 65 hurdle for CA?? Hahahhaha.  Yep, can't make carbon monoxide (and cause cancer, birth defects, etc)…
  • Eggcelsior said: SmyrnaGA said: Zmokin said: stlcharcoal said:When you buy something that's pretty much made out of sand and has no moving parts, why wouldn't you expect it to last forever? Hmm, maybe the nature …
  • I thought the whole situation would be confusing for the average consumer.  Minimally the warranty cards should be pulled.  If something like this happens in California, it would cause a much bigger issue.  California is one of the few states that h…
  • It just seems like a bad idea considering how much time and effort has been spent building BGE's brand equity over the past 43 years.  Hopefully Sam's will cover the units for 1-year at least.   It could also backfire with average consumers if ther…
  • The 735 plain sucks.  I gave mine to my mom so she could use it for her stove.  The range is very poor.  45 feet on average.  Alumimum siding and other issues cause the range to vary.  I bought a 733 instead.  The new probes are the only thing I lik…
  • Maybe Franklin's saving his secrets for book 25:-).   Hopefully some people will have gotten smarter after being disappointed the holly Grail is missing from book 23.    Cook enough briskets and who knows, maybe you'll be good enough to write somet…
  • Yikes.  It's not a good day for egg owners going humpty.  The only people smiling on these threads are the manufactures of high temp furnace cement.  
  • Contact the BGE mothership.  They won't be able to send you something for free but they may be able to help you on the prices of replacement dome and base.  I've seen them help out and egghead that dropped his egg on a tailgaiting trip.  
  • stlcharcoal said: Kevlar and Nomex are aramid fibers and will stand up to heat for a while and won't melt; however, they will still char and break down.  I can burn up a old nomex flight suit in no time. A Cotronics gasket is woven ceramic.  G…
  • The KJ OEM handles the 900F - 1000F Heat well.  It was a ice storm and a frozen lid on the Kamado that killed this gasket.  The 1/8 inch thick KJ gaskets biggest enemy is not the heat but wear and tear.  Thining out of the gasket over time.   I hav…
  • I finished the table with marine spar varnish. It really brings out and slightly darkens the various hues of the cedar. Most of the weather-exposed pieces have four or five coats, with light sanding between coats. It gives it a look like a boat migh…
  • Very nice Newsguy. What brand of cedar stain did you use for the table?
  • Most of the growing pains seem to be under control. I think KJ was a bit too ambitious this year and had too many new products going on at once. Hopefully they pace themselves better in 2015. The Costco exposure will be great.
  • Replace the cornmeal with Semolina. Most of the New York Pizza houses use Semolina since it does not burn as easily as cornmeal and performs much better.
  • 5.32 in Alberta. You don't need a GPS to know when you've crossed the boarder into Canada. When the prices randomly jump 20 to 30% for no apparent reason, just say, "gosh darn it, did I accidentally drive into Canada"?
  • They definitely don't make doing firmware updates easy. They could have made a flash installed and a USB port to make the whole process less complicated.
  • I bought the 2-Tier Grate but had to return it because it didn't fit the Big Joe. Ceramic Grill works was good about it and I was able to trade it for a CyberQ Wifi. Their primarily a Grill Dome dealer in Pittsburgh. I don't think you have anythi…
  • The result are good enough for most users. You're not going to get the highly polished edge like you would with a Wicked edge or an Edge pro with 20K - 30K polishing tapes. For most kitchen tasks I can't see that kind of finish being necessary or l…
  • This is why I thought I needed to buy the attachment: If you pull off the Angle Guide it's easy to turn the sanding belt around to grind lawn mower blades and axes. The longer grinder is better for power tools and sharpening the flat edge o…
  • I used the Ken Onion for all of my knives and I used it to sharpen the blade on my mower this spring. It works really well. I was able to easily remove a small dent in the blade of a Mac 8 inch chef knife.
  • Infrastructure mode is the best way to use the CyberQ Wifi. I find the adhoc mode is rather unreliable especially if your ISP is using a dynamic IP. Infrastructure mode requires an assigned MAC address for the CyberQ on your router preventing a lo…
  • If you want a 100% guarantee no one will touch your egg, switch over to this cover. Ain't no one stealing these.
  • That cover just double your chances of getting egg stolen. Maybe I have a potential bias;-)
  • That's too bad NPH. At least you can still get a refund. I'm shopping around for a cover for my outdoor kitchen. I'll let you know if I find any deals out there.
  • Most of the small pieces are from the factory though. I'd love to blame handling at the stores but that's only a small factor. RO mass produces a lot of lump as fast as it can be produced. They don't take the time to filter the bags as well as th…
  • Would anyone be one one of these sites if we weren't. I'm a charcoal snob and damned proud of it.
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