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  1. I used some cherry wood chips the first time and I didn't have any problems keeping it lit. The sec time I used the coffee smoking wood and had a hard time keeping it lit. Any suggestions?
  2. LOL. Thanks Dennis ( I think ).
  3. One of the best purchases I've made so far.
  4. I just used my cold smoker for the first time which should be call " smoke generator " IMO. Other than burning the tips of my fingers trying to check to see if it was working. It worked great. I smoked some chicken breasted. I stared the grill and let it get to about 200 deg and connected the smoker and shut the lower vent. Temperature stabilized at 225 and stayed locked in for a couple hrs until I killed it. I'm very happy with it so far. Just need to remember to use gloves when I check it OUCH !
  5. Ok I guess I wasn't sure what was turning. I've got it now thanks !
  6. Thanks so much for your help guys! Fontondrv how does the other collar help keep it from turning? Did you taps holes in the cylinder?
  7. I've noticed that the air tube in the pictures is straight where mine has a bend in it. Is this a recent modification? Also I noticed that the colar with the screw in it fits very sloppy on the air tube. I'm a machinist and was considering making one with a tighter fit on the 3/4 in tube. Is there a reason why its so sloppy?
  8. I'm looking for someone to split a pallet of coco charcoal in the Richmond Va area. I'd like 20 to 25 boxes for myself.
  9. I started with a full basket because I was scraping the bottom of 3 bags. I let the KK preheat for about an hour and 20 min before adding the stone and let it go for another 45 min. I was able to get 3 pizzas done and guess there's a 1/3 left. Still have some learning to do with the vent settings. Had to take out the guru plug to get past 500 deg. Even without the stone. May have something to do with the tiny bits of charcoal at the bottom of the bag. After the first pizza it started to heat on up. First pizza 19 min , sec 15 min and the 3rd 8 min. The 3rd was a thin crust thought. I'll get the hang of it eventually.
  10. Thanks I will try that. That makes a lot of sense. But curious, do you still go through a lot of charcoal?
  11. Thank you for the input. I've been using royal oak and I have been opening the lower vent about half way and the upper about two turns and letting it heat soak for at least an hour and it usually ends up around 350 after an hour. I have also tried to heat it up slowly opening the vents just a little and then after heat soaking cranking it up but either way by the time it's hot enough I barely have enough charcoal to finish one pizza and still not getting an even cook. It would help to know what settings you guys use start to finish. Thanks!
  12. I've been trying to use my baking stone for fixing pizzas with mixed results. I understand that it's necessary to preheat the grill and stone but with the stone in place it is very difficult to get the dome to temperature because it blocks the heat. To get the temp high enough I have to open the vents all the way and by the time the temp gets over 500 deg I'm almost out of charcoal. It seems that it might work better if the stone where smaller to let the heat by. Any suggestions?
  13. I'm going to cook a 15 pound packer brisket and was wondering which charcoal to use. I'm going to use a smoke pot with apple wood chips. It's going to be a long cook and I wanted to be sure I choose the right charcoal. Any opinions? The posts that I've read suggest that the coffee charcoal is more for shorter cooks. Also how big do I make the charcoal chunks for the coffee or coco charcoal ?
  14. Little reverse searing action. Yummy! Cast iron skillet worked great for searing.
  15. Have to use what I've got until I get another one.