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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

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  1. FotonDrv

    Everyday Misc Cooking Photos w/ details

    On return leg of your next tripto Yellowstone you might want to stop at Holei in the Ground in central Oregon. It is about the size of Meteor Crater in Az. We have camped there and pursued other hobbies using that big hole. This was taken at the rim of the hole in November several years ago. We were visiting a friends nearby ranch and stayeddown at the rim of the hole so we could use its good natural backstop. Google Earth has a photo taken during the dry summer.
  2. FotonDrv

    Everyday Misc Cooking Photos w/ details

    It still works but I just complain so when it quits working nobody will be surprised The biggest causality is trying to sell this Lever Espresso Machine.
  3. FotonDrv

    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.
  4. FotonDrv

    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.
  5. FotonDrv

    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.
  6. FotonDrv

    Oh oh

    It is hammered copper covers for the stainless steel and teak.
  7. FotonDrv

    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.
  8. FotonDrv

    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.
  9. FotonDrv

    Better late then never lol

    In the Komodo Kamado world he sure is well known for some pretty good idea and recipes.
  10. FotonDrv

    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.
  11. FotonDrv

    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.
  12. FotonDrv

    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.
  13. FotonDrv

    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.
  14. FotonDrv

    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...
  15. FotonDrv

    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