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Takamatsu_John

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About Takamatsu_John

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  1. Coconut Charcoal order

    Thought I would leave this note as its just one more example of things working out the way they are supposed to....I purchased a pallet of charcoal from Dennis a couple of months ago. Dennis responded to my inquiry in short order, providing estimates for various shipping companies/ locations in NJ. Everything worked without a hitch. Within about a week to 10 days of ordering I picked up the entire order at a local shipping company (in NJ). No problems, no stress, etc.... just good customer service and a high quality product. Thanks!
  2. I got a Gen 2.2 OTB KK. It took about a week of researching to determine that from a function and quality perspective, the KK was the right choice for me. Dennis was very attentive both pre and post sale. He is quite proud of the product that he offers and has been reponsive to my information requests. Dennis kept me informed when the KK entered and left customs. From order to delivery, the process took about 1 month. There were no problems uncrating the well protected KK when it arrived, thanks to information available on this forum. I ordered some of Dennis' coconut charcoal along with the KK. The charcoal puts out a pleasant, kind of sweet fragrance that enhances the taste of the food (and strangely reminds me of my trips to the Philipines and Thailand years ago) and leaves less ash than the Royal Oak charcoal that I used for my first cook. I have had no problem lighting the charcoal with a long handled benzomatic torch and a Japanese uchiwa (paper hand held fan with a bamboo handle used to fan the fire). The KK has been here for little more than 1 month and I have tested out different types of cooking with good results. Ribs, low and slow turned out quite tasty, the roasted leg of lamb and the tandoori chicken made at high temp (650+) turned out great. I've followed the recipes in the forum here and they have not disappointed. I got a Guru last week (DigiQ2). The advice in the forum explained exactly what I needed to get. I used the Guru to cook a brisket over the weekend (15 hrs at 225-250 grill temp, 190 degrees internal, fat side down) that was outstanding, I followed forum advice. So, I am a satisfied customer and highly recommend Dennis, his products and the forum to anyone in the market for a premium quality ceramic grill. John Papas
  3. Doraemon sighting in NJ

    Thanks for the warm welcome. Have a few pics to post...
  4. Doraemon sighting in NJ

    Greetings from NJ. We took delivery of a glass black KK about 1 1/2 weeks ago. My wife who was born in Japan recalls her grandmother using a kamado in her kitchen when she was a little girl. She has fondly dubbed this black beauty "Doraemon", after the Japanese cartoon character. What a beautiful and easy to use piece of equipment. Based on the guidance in some forum posts I cooked some ribs over the weekend that turned out quite tasty. I'm going to give tandoori chicken a shot today.
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