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OT: not your everyday Kamado

A friend sent this pic to me all the way from a desert camp just outside Marrakesh:



Thought folks here might dig it.
"If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

"The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


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  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 759
    I assume the stones keep the goats from knocking the cooker over?
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    Very cool. Is there an occluder for the front or as it appears, it’s more like a chimney. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,573
    SamIAm2 said:
    I assume the stones keep the goats from knocking the cooker over?
    Someone over there has probably read the Devastated thread.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,849
    I hear that camel dung is better than cowboy lump.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,049
    I’m sure heavyG has cooked in one like it.  Maybe he’ll chime in.   

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,903
    I’m sure heavyG has cooked in one like it.  Maybe he’ll chime in.   
    Ouch...
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,049
    Just sayin...

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    Its got to lids and no base!
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    Photo Egg said:
    I’m sure heavyG has cooked in one like it.  Maybe he’ll chime in.   
    Ouch...
    Now I want to know the genesis of this remark.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,049
    And your just here to stir the ****, eh?

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,573
    JFC dudes, this was supposed to be a gee-whiz that is cool type thread and not a my donkey is bigger type deal.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    JFC dudes, this was supposed to be a gee-whiz that is cool type thread and not a my donkey is bigger type deal.
    :punch:
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,664
    JFC dudes, this was supposed to be a gee-whiz that is cool type thread and not a my donkey is bigger type deal.
    Image result for clerks donkey show gif
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,049
    edited January 27
    JFC dudes, this was supposed to be a gee-whiz that is cool type thread and not a my donkey is bigger type deal.
    Sorry dude!!   I tried to keep it non political but real.  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    From the pic, it seems as if the bottom and top pieces are identical. Which is genius. Make one mold to cast the pieces, instead of different ones for lids and bases. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,241
    Yeah but does it have a Mini Max version? 

    Seriously, pretty cool post. Thank you John for sharing. 
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,296
    caliking said:
    From the pic, it seems as if the bottom and top pieces are identical. Which is genius. Make one mold to cast the pieces, instead of different ones for lids and bases. 
    This has to be smokeware's brainchild.  Now you have to buy a smokeware product for air intake and exhaust.  
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,650
    Pizza version
    Greensboro, NC
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 5,139
    edited January 27
    Cool.....No smokware cap???? 
    Charlotte, NC - Large BGE 2014, Maverick ET 733, Thermopen, Nest, Platesetter, Woo2 and Extender w/Grid, Kick Ash Basket, Pizza Stone, SS Smokeware Cap, Blackstone 36"
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Very creative.  Wonder the warranty  ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • kweitzkweitz Posts: 274
    Very, very cool indeed!

    Charles Town, West-by-God Virginia

    Sazco large Casa-Q

    Large BGE

  • RetroRetro Posts: 19
    HeavyG said:
    I’m sure heavyG has cooked in one like it.  Maybe he’ll chime in.   
    Yeah. I've cooked on one before. It was during the Paris-Dakar rally of 1983 or 1984 (I'm old now and the memory is a little hazy). It was right at the start of the 2nd stage in El Golea (that's in Algeria which neighbors Morocco but there is a lot of cross cultural sharing) and as a member of the logistical support crew for the Subaru team it was my turn to cook breakfast.

    Gérard Salesses (team co-pilot) loved the lamb köfte I had made a few times during some of the earlier practice runs a few weeks prior so he had asked that be part of the start of the day. I had marinated the minced lamb  and made up some muhammara the night before. Junichi Maeda (aka "Jim") one of the Subaru factory mechanics made a fresh yogurt sauce and some tabbouleh that morning.

    Our team griddles were all being used for eggs and some veggies and as they were gas powered anyway I wanted a wood fire for the köfte. I noticed one of the other teams had a few of these weird looking clay grills which looked like the bell ends of an ESVC sewer pipe. Me and Jim borrowed one of them and carted it the hundred metres back to our camp along with a bundle of the sticks they had bought from a local merchant (don't know what kind of wood they were - olivewood maybe?).

    Didn't take long for the fire to  burn down to some rather fragrant embers and the köfte was ready to be put on and...

    Ahhh...what does it matter - I'm not posting any pix so obviously it never happened.

    By the way, that type of grill was called, by the locals, a "bĭtḕeme" which is pronounced - BITE ME. :)








    BUT--did you get to visit Madame Dominics in Ouargla? Ouargla had some of the best date trees in North Africa. Fresh dates stuffed with goat cheese and was he down with an ice cold Boga Cola was a treat of the desert.

  • RetroRetro Posts: 19
    Should have been WASHED DOWN-my typing sucks.

  • RetroRetro Posts: 19
    edited January 27
    If you had ventured east (if I remember right)and visited Hassi Messaoud we would have welcomed you with Sadiki--fresh from the still.
  • RetroRetro Posts: 19
    The locals nicknamed hooch from the still Sadiki-which meant ''My Friend'' 
  • PossumtrotPossumtrot Posts: 179
    Sadiki is definitely NOT your friend - at least what we had in KSA. Spent three yrs in Riyadh and had in it many times. Came in water bottles with spring water labels.  My vision is just now recovering but my brain still suffers.  Only thing worse was the wine we made. Finally didn’t drink alcohol for the last year and half we were there. 
    Near Music City
    LBGE, Joe,Jr
    Free is better than cheap
    If it's worth telling, it's worth exaggerating


  • RetroRetro Posts: 19
    Back then we couldn't buy it so we made it. 
    Halliburton teamed up with a down hole wire line company called Otis Wire Line.
    Otis wire line had all the parts needed to build a still in their warehouse system. All you had to know was the secret part numbers and you were set.
    Microfiche the parts--stick them in the next shipment and your still was ready to build anywhere in the world in about a months time that it took for it to get there.
    In my case I believe Sadiki truly was my friend. I was 20 years old back then and ruff-tuff oilfield trash. I got REALLY lit up on Sadiki one night -- we were drinking it out of those old Thick plastic reusable cups. It actually leeched the taste of that plastic into the drink. I was sick for a week, and still can't stand the smell of alchahol.

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,939
    Gee whiz John that sure is neato!  That would sure be swell grilling out on a Saturday with the fellas.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Markarm4119Markarm4119 Posts: 303
    Is the BITE ME Fest in Tunisia or Algeria this year ? Are they serving stuffed camel toes again ?
    LBGE, and just enough knowledge and gadgets to be dangerous .
    Buford,Ga.
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