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  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.
  16. Smoking Gun

    That is a pretty interesting device for a quick small smoke in the house
  17. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Yes, intentionally weak. Not positioned to be able to get bolt cutters on it but a torch would defeat it. The lock in the photo was switched to a more robust one once Icould source one. the doggy is number 6, the two previous ones are pictured here with an ex girlfriend while on a walk.
  18. While living out in the sticks for over 20 years we had our wooden gates destroyed by chainsaw, truck or whatever method a deviant could conceive. So after much though I build a gate that was almost indestructible. The concrete columns are 20" in diameter poured at the same time as the the 6ftx6ftx18" thick footings that were then surrounded with mortared in place rock. If a truck tried to push the columns over their front tires would be on the footing they were trying to remove; a non-starter... The 8" diameter cross arm was steel tube filled with concrete and 3 2oft lengths of 1/2" rebar and the counter weight end was all poured at the same time, as was the adjustable counter balance. There was a hardened steel rod (5yd truck axle) embedded in the turntable end that stuck up into the pivot point maybe 8". The pivot was 2 steel plates that had a machined race for tank turret ball bearings to make it move smoothly. Once it was all built we lifted the cross arm and placed it with a D-5 sized bulldozer since the cross arm weighed a bit more than 5,000 LB. It moved much like a very heavy vault door, if you have ever had the chance to play with one of those. It would be similar to moving a larger KK. No gate problems after that install
  19. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Yep, paradise is indeed elusive , I currently have an easier life but much condensed going from 20 acres to 1/4 acre and a much more noisy, urban life. Only 1 GSD now, not 2, who is a great alarm system and a continual source of entertainment and companionship for my wife and me.
  20. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    They WERE, we moved because of my deteriorating health and need for better healthcare than a hangnail clinic. A few of the neighbors knew me well enough to know I was an Army combat veteran and liked me, the rest thought there was a crazy person living up there and it was best to not mess around with that person who lived there; possibly a correct assumption. Of all my immediate neighbors I was the only one to get any permits for anything so the neighbors could not complain about what I was doing on this property. This is the compound I built. It was possible to travel east 35 miles, north 90 miles and south 6 miles without hitting another road. 2 miles west was a paved road and a general store.
  21. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    Tyrus, there was a very steepslope, more of a drop off, on the hinge end and there was a corresponding uphill grade on the latch end. It was a logging road built around the early 1900’s to haul logs to steam powered high lead logging equipment. The home site was an old landing site for ferrying logs in the air to the railhead 2 miles downhill. A motorcycle could go around on the foot path or be dragged under the gate but the biggest deterrent from that was myself and my 2 german shepherds. The community warranted a secure awareness and that was proven many times of the 20+ years i lived there withe a neighbor (a college professor) who murdered his wife and chopped off her head and left it a mile away. Byanother neighbor whose wife chased him around the home and property blowing holes in everything with a shotgun, the other neighbors shooting at a person who was on his property trying to steal pot, which was illegal to grow at the time. Security was essential in such a seemingly bucolic setting, and when first seen it lulled you into a very tranquil complacency until it hit the fan This was the landing site.
  22. A Serious Gate.maybe "The Ninth Gate"?

    The steel locking pin went 2 ft into the end of the cross arm and the pin was made of 4140 steel which is pretty tough. The weak link I designed into the gate was the padlock which could have been torched off, but easily replaced. It was never messed with.
  23. Meathead Gets It

    Those pups are approved as cute and tons of energy.
  24. Lots of New Teak & Stainless Cabinets in Stock

    Dennis makes some beautiful cabinets