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FotonDrv last won the day on October 19 2017

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About FotonDrv

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  • Birthday 10/31/1946

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    Port Orchard, WA.
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    Coffee Roasting and Brewing, Kayaks, MINI Coopers and Cooking
  1. Everyday Misc Cooking Photos w/ details

    Very well! Nice smoky flavor and still very moist. A lot of that cloud was steam and drippings when I opened the lid, but I always try to get enough smoke to exit the temp probe holes because that is grill level. that was a 350f cook.
  2. Everyday Misc Cooking Photos w/ details

    A little pork and asparagus over mesquite fire using coffee wood mini splits for smoke. This was on the fire after the corned beef.
  3. Oh oh

    I did make them, by making a 1”thick plywood template of the wing shape and then perfectly covering that with cardboard. I clamped the copper to the templates onto a work table then used a ballpeen hammer to make the dents. I flipped the plywood over and used a new piece of cardboard for the other wing. My only regret was I should have used lighter gauge copper.
  4. Oh oh

    It is hammered copper covers for the stainless steel and teak.
  5. Oh oh

    The 32 is really the way to go. I have cooked on original kamados (pre-Big Green Egg) and California Kamados (1980's vintage) for years but getting the 32KK has been a revelation in cooking. Big and heavy (rolls easily) yes, but as a disabled veteran of 72 yrs of youth I still love it.
  6. Better late then never lol

    That is sort of a pond scum move on their part! Truth is not always appreciated but the way in which it is dealt tells all.
  7. Better late then never lol

    In the Komodo Kamado world he sure is well known for some pretty good idea and recipes.
  8. DISCOUNTED New 32" Big Bad from Project FIRE

    Thats a good price for a seriously great cooker! I absolutely love my BB32, fill the firebox and light whichever end you want to cook on, or the whole thing, and the dampers control the fire perfectly.
  9. Dual air vent use

    That’s when air travel was a pleasure and you actually got silverware in the early 60’s late 50’s. As to the dual damper system i rarely play with them, just run them wide open and shut them to kill the fire. If i was trying to keep a low slow fire i might stop them dowm and regulate with only the large aperture damper. The top damper is what i use the most.
  10. Dual air vent use

    Jack is a very calm fellow, as you would expect an explosives expert to be. His other hobby is filming race car right down on the track as close as he can get. Another buddy of mine was EOD in Vietnam and he really is the epitome of calm. It takes a lot to get his adrenaline going. He was one of 6 Marines that I met that were in the ordnance section on the flight line in DaNang loading bombs, and on occasion defusing them if they failed to drop off the jets when on a bomb run. That would be pretty scary! He told me of an incident where he was asked to defuse a bomb on a jet that was still hanging on one of the 2 toggles and sitting on the flight line a long way from the hangars.
  11. Dual air vent use

    I have been as far east as Italy and as far west as Vietnam, south to Panama and north to Alaska and it is possible to have just as much fun here in the USA and drive to locations of your choice. There are some great hotels so drive an economy car (I used my Mini Cooper S) and see America, she is an amazing country and if you want to broaden your horizons use the car north and south of the border (going south you might need armor plate). I set off metal detectors because of retained shrapnel so I have photos of xrays on my phone.
  12. Dual air vent use

    You must be fun to watch going through an airport security line! I get beeped, wanded and swabbed to the extend that I no longer go flying. I had a hobby that involved explosives and it is pretty hard to convince the average TSA person that such hobbies exist. Should have heard the commotion that was created by one of our club members that controls the powder magazine for a major timber company since he was their licensed blaster. When 9/11 happened the BATF tried calling him, but he was off doing something else. The 3rd message they left on his machine went something lioke this; "Jack, if you do not respond to this were are coming to find you", which he was listening to when they drove up in his driveway. After a thorough interrogation and a trip to the magazine to inspect it and account for all the explosives they took him back home and were leaving when he calmly said, "I don't know why you were so nervous about all that other stuff, what about the stuff under the sink?". Needless to say that got their attention so he demonstrated what a proper mixing of grocery store chemicals was capable of doing. He now flies all over the world giving lectures about I.E.D's for the Feds. His stories of the TSA are amusing at minimum. Remember that shoe bomber the Feds caught after he tried lighting his shoes in flight? We got a demonstration of the compound and its effectiveness and believe me that a 1/4" thick insole in his shoes would have brought down an airplane. What was demonstrated to us was a 1/4" x 2" x2" , like a pat of butter, chunk laid behind a hill 100 yds away from us. When it went off it ruffled my shirt.... I was a weapons track driver in Vietnam and we handled a lot of thing that went bang and this compound was as good or better than anything we had although it was not as stable as ours. I steer clear of airports...
  13. Dual air vent use

    It is a bit better Bruce, thanks for asking. Still a work in progress. Now if the knees hold up I will be golden for a few minutes
  14. Dual air vent use

    I think you might get more smoke down onto the grill by using the bottom vents wide open and the top to choke the draft. Look at the smoke coming out of the thermal probe plug holes (the little holes that are not filled in the center of the rubber plug), those plugs are down near the main grill surface.
  15. What a month this was.. Vol. Eruptus Major

    Holy cow Dennis! Spectacular photos but truly a health disaster. I would bet the acid air would scar your lungs so take it easy to say the least. My torn meniscus and torn rotator cuff are nothing compared to what you are facing. And when you got back to the west coast you had smoke from forest fires. All we need is a volcanic eruption on the west coast again to complete the ring of fire. We truly hope the New Year is a healthier one for you and your family. get well soon.