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  • Re: XL Drip Pan Concept

    I cut the handle off a cast iron skillet and created a sturdy, dedicated drip pan that will last forever.
  • Re: MiniMax or Mini-Meh?

    DMW said:
    SGH said:
    Brother Tex, I have a MM as well as Kamado Joe Jr. I hate to say this on BGE's forum, but I honestly prefer the Jr. over the MM. You should of went red my friend. 
    I bought a small just before the MM was announced. I was kicking myself wishing I had waited. And then the MM was delayed, and delayed, and I was glad I hadn't waited. Then the KJ Jr. was on a one-day sale at Ace for stupid cheap and I picked one up. Portable and works about the same as the small. And then I started seeing reports of odd performance on the MM, and I was glad things worked out like they did.
    odd is a great way to describe it. I have been doing this for 10 years and I can't figure the thing out. Tonight I grilled 3 lamb leg steaks on it at normal grid level. Like 1" over the lump that had been running a wok for 20 minutes. It was hot. Put the steaks on closed the dome and after 2-3 minutes it barely had any grill marks or browning but they were getting firm. I flipped and left the dome open  to try to get some color without overcooking them with about the same results. they were gray on the outside and overdone by 10 degrees. Total crap. Last time, same set up, thighs were charcoal on the outside and raw in the middle. It's all over the place. 
    Frustrating, huh?

    IMHO you are describing an airflow problem to a tee. Not a leak, a design issue. As lump burns small pieces fall and clog the air holes in the fire box. When this happens the fire gets choked and thus cooking temp is greatly reduced. However, those clogged pieces of lump eventually burn and fall to the bottom of the egg. Airflow is restored and the venturi effect of the egg is back to rising temperature quickly. On smaller size eggs, one clogged hole means a dramatic difference.

    I am quite convinced the Large and XL eggs have so much volume that when this occurs there is little impact. However, for Medium and smaller eggs; even one plugged hole has a dramatic effect.

    As a medium owner I suffered your described issue for a couple years. Trolling many of the posts here I wondered why other users weren't having the same difficulty I was. I believe it was because most folks own a Large or an XL.

    The KAB saved my medium from being drop kicked into the neighbors yard.
  • Re: Actually getting pizza on egg and off the pizza peel????

    I use a SuperPeel to put them on and a aluminum peel to take them off.

    Super Peels are made well and totally awesome! I am thankful I bought it with every pizza; well worth the $.
  • Re: Thank you Gordie

    Interesting that here in the USA we have Olympic athletes that are vain, embarrassing, and to put it mildly; lacking of integrity.

    Yet in Canada they have rock stars who's despite the worse news have humility that uplifts an entire nation. 

  • Re: Anyone have a table built into a deck?

    Mine has been finished for about 2 years now I think. We LOVE it. By far the investment I have made into my property!
    My wife and I really, really like what you've done!

    Just an FYI, your design is inspiring us to do something similar at our house.

    Thanks so much 
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