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Cassiopeia Has Arrived Home

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On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2015 at 5:16 PM, ckreef said:

Got the call this morning from the same driver who delivered my first KK. He remembered me. A quick dash out of work for me and Mrs skreef (who wants to work on a Friday anyway).

Took it off the truck and straight onto my motorcycle trailer.

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Remove the bottom bolts (8 in total), then the top of the crate lifts straight up and off.

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Komodo Kamado original art. I think somebody at the factory likes their job :-)

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Back corner (spring/hinge area) gets extra padding.

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When you open up the dome almost everything is packed inside.

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Top vent is wrapped and secured off to the side.

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Heat shield, lower vent and controller fan port plug.

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Main grate, upper grate, and baking stone (not heat deflector - that's separate). Dennis, Mrs skreef is very excited about the baking stone.

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These next 2 pictures are dedicated to wilburpan - here is my joetisserie - eeeekkk did I say that - LOL - oh yeah this is the KK forum.

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No better time than the present - fire it up. Used RO for this burn in.

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I also got a couple of boxes CoffeeChar to try out. (tomorrow when I try out the rotisserie)

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Although not exactly side by side, I tried to take both pictures from the same angle and at the same distance for a size comparison. Different times of the day so the lighting makes the tiles shine differently. They are actually a really good match color wise.

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And lastly Mrs skreef luvin on Cassiopeia.

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Will cook some 550* smash burgers in a little while. No point in wasting this good heat from the burn in.

Also I completely removed the dome to move it into place and then reinstalled the dome. It only took about 5 minutes to remove the spring and hinge pin. Then another 5 to go back together. Having the dome off definitely made it manageable for 2 adults to carry it (it was still heavy as shit). Will have to do this process again soon and will take full pictures along with a little trick I figured out to make it easier. Jon B - you want to do this. If your 19" is about to arrive and I haven't posted that yet - pm me for the little trick to make it easier.

Ok, seeing yours with the two grates and your roti basket shows I'm making the right choice for my first KK-smile, also seeing that some like their baking steel over the stone guess what I own a 1/4 baking steel size 14 inch so maybe I'll hold off on getting the stone. I like how everything is packed and the deflector was included unlike so many other Kamado brands that make you buy it extra and the included drip pan- getting the double bottom drip thought.

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