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stillgriller

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Re: Considering a Kamado
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2022, 04:34:57 AM »
My interest in a Kamado is because of the babysitting I had to do with my performer for smoking. The temp would not stabilize, and my Thermopro alert was going off every 5-10 minutes.
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bamakettles

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Considering a Kamado
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2022, 06:25:28 AM »
My interest in a Kamado is because of the babysitting I had to do with my performer for smoking. The temp would not stabilize, and my Thermopro alert was going off every 5-10 minutes.
With one cook under my belt (I watched the cooker like a hawk) I am confident that I could light the fire and set the vents exactly as I did and achieve 275F with little effort no matter what the wind conditions are.  Next test will be ribs.....here are the stats from the Meater+.  You can see when I spritzed and wrapped.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2022, 06:28:27 AM by bamakettles »

stillgriller

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Re: Considering a Kamado
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2022, 02:47:50 PM »
Lowes still has that model, I think itís the Classic I, for $799, so you got a heck of a deal.

As of now, Iím considering one of the following:
Weber Summit Kamado for $1059 from my local bbq store.
KJ Classic I $799 from Lowes.
Or one of these from Costco:
KJ Jr $329
Louisiana 24Ē Kamado $399

I may also wait for the KJ roadshow, but I donít know when that will happen in STL.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2022, 02:55:40 PM by stillgriller »
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michaelmilitello

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Re: Considering a Kamado
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2022, 06:46:10 AM »
The summit is 24 vs 18 inch for the kJ.   I think the summit kamado is a better value. 


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stillgriller

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Re: Considering a Kamado
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2022, 08:12:28 AM »
The summit is 24 vs 18 inch for the kJ.   I think the summit kamado is a better value. 


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Agreed, if I go with ceramic, I donít know if I want more than an 18Ē.
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