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dstr8 last won the day on June 24 2016

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  1. Damn fine looking jam there @ckreef & @MacKenzie! It has been eons since I last made jelly or jam ...
  2. A little 'shadowy' there MacK!
  3. Best advice @tekobo? Don't wait another 5-years before pulling trigger on a Komodo Kamado! Almost 4-years owning & using my 23". Love it! Yes I might like the 32" even more but ... I also love my 23". For the 2 of us its perfect and it also is perfect for a party of 6-8. I consistently bake high temp Neapolitan pies. I bake biscotti. And souffles. And roast every vegetable you can imagine. Low and slow for candy like tomato halves. There just isn't any cooking job the KK can't do. Just be sure to order plenty of CoffeeChar with your grill order ;).
  4. Excellent and 100% truth! Per Bruce's comment, my favorite quote from the article: "... sometimes I just like to go out and look at it"! Congratulations Dennis! You deserve it all and more!
  5. Sucks! But you already know that (Dennis)! If its any consolation, Mr. Murphy and his Law have been very busy here too
  6. Tasty looking! Smash style burgers rule. Especially atop carbon steel. Its the only way I make burgers.
  7. FWIW when I built my last house in 2000 I installed all Monogram appliances including their 48" built in SxS, 6-burner gas stove, dishwasher, oven & MW. Worst appliance mistake I've ever made. No love here for anything Monogram. Just my 2 cents and maybe all its worth.
  8. Oh wow MacKenzie does that fresh rhubarb pie look so wonderful and takes me back to my childhood and growing up. My GrandMother grew rhubarb in her country garden. Although I like cakes I prefer a good homemade pie; preferably a crust made with leaf lard. My Mom baked each of the 4 of us kids whatever cake we wanted for each of our respective birthdays. But instead of cake for my birthday I asked her to make fruit pie instead. And my favorite is a 50/50 mix of fresh rhubarb and wild hand picked gooseberries. Yum! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! After all that is much of what drives us foodies to keep making good food! Dan
  9. ^ Thanks! Curious to see/hear how potato fries do in the air fryer. But you definitely got my attention
  10. Deelish looking alright @MacKenzie! Can you please elaborate on "air fried onion rings"?
  11. Taking bets Welcome to the best cooking insanity ... all things kamodo vessel related If you're like most of us you will be looking for anything and everything to test out on your KK once it arrives. Its not just for meat .
  12. Its darn near impossible to find good hardwood lump in the western US outside of major metro areas all things non-mesquite related. I flat out love both of Dennis' charcoal products: Coco and Coffee. I use them interchangeably but lean to Coco when I want a low flavor impart and a longer relatively lower temp cook. But, I do use CocoChar for my Neapolitan pizza bakes ... no problem hitting and keeping the KK at 800F using just CocoChar. I also appreciate how little fines/smalls/dust are in CoffeeChar. Dennis and his crew do a fantastic job of pre-sorting. Whereas most other lump I've tried always has a big pile of unusable dust/tiny pieces in every bag. Sometimes I get what I pay for
  13. I think it would be nice to have a Buy/Sell Forum. Thoughts? Selfishly I have a One Grill Rotisserie set-up for a KK I'd like to list :).
  14. Nice looking enchiladas Aussie Ora!
  15. I like to save my bacon fat ...