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Anyone planning to try the KJ Hyberbolic insert in their Egg?

this accessory seems cool, given the KJ classic and egg are nearly the same size I’d asssume the Hyberbolic meant to fit the classic I and II would also fit a large bge. 

https://www.bbqing.com/products/kamado-joe-hyperbolic-insert-for-classic-joe

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  • yes

    John - SLC, UT

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,991
    Takes up takes up to much vertical space in Egg. The newer KJ models have a taller base to make these work.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,697
    Keep in mind it sits on the firebox, not the ring.  Also, those supports cast into it are for the divide and conquer system.....so you're probably going to need that too.  The gen3 is a different dimension too--its taller.  

    I should have one in a few months, I'll give it a try and report back.
  • Keep in mind it sits on the firebox, not the ring.  Also, those supports cast into it are for the divide and conquer system.....so you're probably going to need that too.  The gen3 is a different dimension too--its taller.  

    I should have one in a few months, I'll give it a try and report back.
    Please do.
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,227
    I would never rule anything out, but I try to avoid solutions (especially expensive ones) to things I don't think are problems.
    Stillwater, MN
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,083
    What's the benefit of this?
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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  • ColtsFan said:
    What's the benefit of this?
    I assume vs a plate setter that has a brisket or ribs potentially getting direct heat this also creates a indirect zone that in theory is larger and promotes better air flow?

    just reading marketing material. Haven’t used one or seen one so your guess is as good as mine 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  Collection of my best BGE foodporn shots 
  • I'm still confused too, so it increases convection??
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Second hand Medium BGE, Second hand Black Kamado Joe Classic, Second hand Weber Kettle, Second hand Weber Smokey Mountain
  • I worked on Westinghouse gas turbines in the 80’s, and the fuel nozzle/air baskets were similar to this.  I actually went to school for several days at the factory in Hamilton ON to learn the theory!  Difference is they were 304 stainless that operated at 1500 deg F.

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,140
    I worked on Westinghouse gas turbines in the 80’s
    I worked for Westinghouse in the mid to late 90’s. I spent a lot of time at their facility in Lake Wylie, SC. I left when Siemens finally took 100% control.  

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  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,736
    Yes yes I’m going to buy it for my xl egg and for our kJ classic if I do not end up buying something different for Norah Grace.  Looking at the Humphrey’s pint and battle box as an option for her cooking “needs”. She keeps having my wife and I buy her bbq stuff, which is fun but it’s getting expensive.  That’s all I’m going to say. 
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
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  • ryantt said:
    Yes yes I’m going to buy it for my xl egg and for our kJ classic if I do not end up buying something different for Norah Grace.  Looking at the Humphrey’s pint and battle box as an option for her cooking “needs”. She keeps having my wife and I buy her bbq stuff, which is fun but it’s getting expensive.  That’s all I’m going to say. 


    yes yes, you are buying it for her.   =)

    John - SLC, UT

  • I'm still confused too, so it increases convection??
    That’s the theory, better indirect convection 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,465
    The hyperbolic insert design was inspired by this Harvard hour glass project?
    https://www.wired.com/2015/07/high-tech-bbq/
    canuckland
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,155
    It looks like an interesting concept but if you have to buy that and the divide and conquer system I am speculating it is at least $300 US. That is a pretty expensive solution to a problem I didn't know I had. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,818
    we have kj III coming but this one, I may need to see to believe.  Simply, what happens to the rising cyclonic airflow when it hits a big brisket, multiple racks of ribs or couple pork butts.

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,020
    The hyperbolic insert design was inspired by this Harvard hour glass project?
    https://www.wired.com/2015/07/high-tech-bbq/
    Yes. KJ worked with some of the folks that were members of that team to create the insert.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,823
    Waiting on @nolaegghead for his assessment and pros and cons.....
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • Waiting on @nolaegghead for his assessment and pros and cons.....
    oh cool, does he have one?  I've been looking for an owner that can give a concrete opinion.

    John - SLC, UT

  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,547
    Hmmmm.  Marketing department outdid themselves this time?  Sounds incredible, almost unbelievable.



    Austin, TX
  • The teflon coating causes some concerns...I wonder what kind of test they did to ensure the coating doesnt break down. Unlikely anyone is doing indirect cooking at over 600 degrees but having teflon near a charcoal fire is unsettling...

    XL BGE with adj rig & woo2

  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    The teflon coating causes some concerns...I wonder what kind of test they did to ensure the coating doesnt break down. Unlikely anyone is doing indirect cooking at over 600 degrees but having teflon near a charcoal fire is unsettling...

    I'm not concerned about health, but it doesn't seem all that logical to coat something that sits next to flames with teflon.  Maybe I'm wrong.  

    In any event, KJ deserves credit for their constant push for innovations.


    Phoenix 
  • blasting said:
    The teflon coating causes some concerns...I wonder what kind of test they did to ensure the coating doesnt break down. Unlikely anyone is doing indirect cooking at over 600 degrees but having teflon near a charcoal fire is unsettling...

    I'm not concerned about health, but it doesn't seem all that logical to coat something that sits next to flames with teflon.  Maybe I'm wrong.  

    In any event, KJ deserves credit for their constant push for innovations.


    Agreed. I benefit from those innovations as my eggs typically can use these items. For all of us that have eggs (or KJ owners that already have their gear), it wouldn’t sway you one way or the other. But people looking to buy the first time, this will impact their decision. 

    John - SLC, UT

  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,008
    That thing is teflon coated? 

    #thedevilweknow

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,355
    The teflon coating causes some concerns...I wonder what kind of test they did to ensure the coating doesnt break down. Unlikely anyone is doing indirect cooking at over 600 degrees but having teflon near a charcoal fire is unsettling...
    Actually a lot of folks on this forum do indirect cooks at temps over 600º.  PIZZA.
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,155
    The teflon coating causes some concerns...I wonder what kind of test they did to ensure the coating doesnt break down. Unlikely anyone is doing indirect cooking at over 600 degrees but having teflon near a charcoal fire is unsettling...
    Actually a lot of folks on this forum do indirect cooks at temps over 600º.  PIZZA.
    That is a good point. I wonder if they only intend this to be used for lower temp cooks (say under 400?). At Pizza temps I would think that teflon coating will get cooked right off. 

    I am not sure I see the point of the teflon coating anyway. I guess to make it easier to clean? I wonder if they envision using this with a drip pan or not. I would think that top plate would get pretty hot without a drip pan you could get some off flavors from burning drippings. Then again, I know plenty of people that never use a drip pan with their plate setter. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • I can visualize it lasting if it’s Teflon coated “cast iron”, as it will easily see 1000 degrees when it’s that close to the lump.  Teflon coated stainless would also take it, if it was not too thin.  I just need to see one in person the next time I get to The KJ dealer.

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++2 Weber Kettles

  • SGH said:
    I worked on Westinghouse gas turbines in the 80’s
    I worked for Westinghouse in the mid to late 90’s. I spent a lot of time at their facility in Lake Wylie, SC. I left when Siemens finally took 100% control.  
    Small world, I worked for Westinghouse Electric (nuclear power division in Pittsburgh) about a decade ago.  Offshoot of the same company.
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
  • Wer’re a bunch of electric power eggheads...LOL.  My speciality was steam turbines and combustion turbines.  I moved into wind generation in 2007.  These are on my shop walls.

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    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++2 Weber Kettles

  • I can visualize it lasting if it’s Teflon coated “cast iron”, as it will easily see 1000 degrees when it’s that close to the lump.  Teflon coated stainless would also take it, if it was not too thin.  I just need to see one in person the next time I get to The KJ dealer.
    It’s cast aluminum 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
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