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  1. Finally got my 23 Ultimate at end of Feb. after a long 6 months(This was research, ordering a 21, changing my mind to a 23, Dennis building the 23, then the shipping(container shipping was a longer process and then freight from LA to Ga. during bad weather took an extra week ). Was without a smoker grill for that time too. Sold my green egg (thought it would take longer to sell, but it went in a day). Thanks to tcoliver, tekebo, this forum, and especially Dennis during this journey. Following Dennis' instructions, uncrating was easy. Moving around back was level ground, so fortunately, I didn't have to remove the lid. Only one step to navigate to the deck, used the pallet ramp upside down with a board on top and up she went. Had help from my neighbor and my son in law, who did the pose.
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  2. I haven't posted in a few weeks but not for lack of cooking! Here are several items I've done during the holidays and recently. 1st two pics - Tenderloin stuffed with Fior di latte, parrano, and roasted red bells. Smoked over coffee char (I think - probably also leftovers from other cooks) then final sear on the evo. A tad overcooked but its tenderloin so still very good. 3rd - greek lamb chops, green beans, and (over-cooked) greek potatoes. 4th - pork belly burnt ends and a few thick slices for tacos. Fogo yellow and a chunk of post oak. I pulled the thick slices before done to use for tacos. 5th - Finished pork belly - I also threw some brisket in after the last pic. I'd picked up a brisket point for my wife to use for her Vietnamese soups. 6th - Guajilo salsa cooking! 7th - searing the pork belly and tortillas 8th - Final product of the smoked/seared pork belly - tacos w/guajilo salsa, pickled red onions, Mexican creme, and cojita cheese! Also grilled some corn to make elotes! We prefer to remove from the cob before coving in mayo/mexican crema/cojita/and spice. Hello 2021, goodbye resolutions! Edit: The order wasn't what I expected but put your elementary caps on and draw lines from the picture to the description
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  3. Hey all, First post! After many years of looking, I finally pulled the trigger and got the Bronze 32 BB delivered to San Diego today. Pictures attached. Everything about the delivery was first class, and the ramp provided was great. It took about an hour from crate being dropped off to get the 32 into it's spot in the backyard (daisy chained two 4x8' plywood). Rolled super easily on the plywood. Can't thank you enough for building a truly world class product Dennis! Best, Bryan
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  4. Yesterday was the first cook on my ‘new to me’ KK. I wanted to try a long smoke, and choose a small pork butt as the subject. 4 lbs. On the 23 at 7am: About nine hours of smooth sailing at 235 to 250. After settling in, the Kk held temperature like no cooker I have used before. And then plated for the family: Served with naan, cucumber and yogurt sauce. My wife wanted to try a Mediterranean style dish. Wife made the naan dough and we cooked that on the KK just prior to serving. I’ve been smoking pork butts on Kamados for years, but never had this set it and forget it experience. Always had to chase temps- some kamados more forgiving than others. This would make me foil the meat at the stall just to get the cook finished. The KK allowed me to do the entire cook without foiling, and the result was fantastic. The fat was rendered thoroughly, and I don’t get that result when I need to wrap. A great first run!! Eric Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. I experimented with curing bacon the other day and it turned out amazing. I can never go back to store bought. Recipe and photos below for those who want to try. Dry Curing Rub Pork Belly (2.5kg) 40g salt 40g brown sugar 5g curing salt 5g ground white pepper 5g coriander seed 5g ground mace (nutmeg as a substitute) 5g onion powder 5g garlic powder 5g ground ginger 5g ground fennel seed DAY 1: Remove skin from pork belly. Mix the curing powder and rub pork belly thoroughly. Place in a Ziplock or vacuum sealed bag. Place in refrigerator. DAYS 2-6: Turn the bag over every morning. Day 7: Remove from bag and rinse pork belly thoroughly with cold water. Pat dry and place on drying rack in refrigerator for two days to rest/dry. Day 9: Smoke on KK at 200-225f to an internal temp of 150f. Hickory is great, but other woods are too. Let the pork belly cool for an hour and them place it back on the cooling rack in the refrigerator overnight. Day 10: Slice/portion/eat
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  6. Day 6 of COVID called for a Porchetta here tonight- around 1.5kg, so all done in an hour or just over at 400f. Sliced and served in milk buns with some Dijon, pickled fennel, salad and pickles. Good times. IMG_4254.MOV
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  7. Hello, my name is Will and I am a French chef living in Oakland, California. Today I received my new 32" BB completing my collection of kamado grill. I can't wait to start cooking on this beast 😉
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  8. Overnight brisket cook. 14.5 hours worth. I used cherry, oak and hickory for the smoke wood. Very juicy and tasty.
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  9. Prime rib. Rubbed with Worcester sauce yesterday. Sea salt, black pepper, garlic & onion powered rub cooked at 350 on rotisserie and basted with butter, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme & a dash of soy sauce baste mixture. Mesquite wood chucks to add smoke flavor potatoes Au Gratin with Gruyère cheese, fennel & sweet onions Side Caesar salad not pictured chocolate crusted oreo cookie ice cream pie and chocolate crusted strawberry ice cream pie
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  10. Long story but we had Thanksgiving dinner today. I cooked a nice fresh 25 pound turkey and baked s couple loafs of sourdough. I finished the bird with a little maple chipotle bbq sauce 😁 I cooked the breads inside while cooking the turkey in the KK.
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  11. Best Happy Father's Day cake ever!
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  12. Scored a butterflied leg of lamb gave it a reverse sere Sent from my SM-T835 using Tapatalk
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  13. My daughter just got back from 3 months at the Dept of Defense National Fire Academy at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo , Tx. She is now a certified firefighter and paramedic for DoD . We are all more than proud of her. She was the only women in a class of over 20 , as well as being the oldest at 33. Everyone else in class were you men in their late teens to early twenties fresh out of boot camp from one of the military branches. She did everything physically that they did with no short cuts , and always finished in the top half as well as top 5% in the class room work. There was over a 50% washout rate. So after 100 days of lousy meals she requested a special first night home dinner. Prime Tri-Tips with board sauce grilled on the KK 23" , New Mexico green chili cheese corn casserole , grilled asparagus and romaine lettuce , and finally homemade lemon and shortbread cookie ice cream . We've never seen her eat that much . Again we are all very proud of her , glad to have her home. Here is picture of her training ( she is in the front on the hose ) as well as some of the tri-tips with board sauce.
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  14. It’s a rainy day in the 757. I decided to toss 8 porterhouses on YOLO the Dragon. Porterhouse Pork Chops today.
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  15. I am posting this with a heavy heart. I appreciate all of you and the friendships made over the years. I love cooking with my KK’s and everything that comes with it... but I am done in 2020. This is taking up too much of my time. I am struggling to keep up with the everyday chores of cooking, cleaning and maintaining my home, so something has to give. I have decided to get rid of my gear. Below is a list of what's available. Serious inquiries only, and please don't insult me with low offers. Thanks for reading and understanding... 1. Vacuum cleaner 2. Dustpan and brush 3. Mop and bucket 4. Lawn Mower 5. Leaf blower 6. Laundry detergent 7. Iron 8. Broom
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  16. We’ll being sort of locked up these days I decided to spend the day cooking. While the KK was not included in this cook I thought I would still share with the forum. I was speaking with my 90 year old Uncle and he shared with me a simple salsa recipe his mom used to make when he was a kid. Being the proud owner of a pig like Mocajete I decided to make the fresh Salsa like Grandma...Simply a roasted tomato, garlic, banana pepper, green onion, cilantro and salt. Next up was a kettle of home made pork with Mole tamales....probably about 100 of these and in the final pic a plated traditional Mexican fare.......Tamales, Frijoles y arroz!
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  17. 2019 Best Value Award from AmazingRibs.com, "Platinum Medal = *****. Our highest award, given only to the very best values in a price category, our strongest buy recommendation." Now 6 years running Best Value or Best Luxury Grill.. Thanks for the recognition Meathead!
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  18. Received my KK on Tuesday of last week and decided to go all out for my first cook. Coming from a BGE there is definitely a learning curve but it is not too bad. Friday I did the burn in process. Saturday, smoked an 18# brisket, 2 pork butts, and a few slabs of ribs. The day of the party I grilled venison backstraps, chicken kabobs and lamb chops. There are a few things to figure out but I will say the decision between the 23 and the 32 is a no brainer. The extra space makes cooking so much more enjoyable. Everyone at the party was very impressed and can’t wait to try what I cook next.
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  19. For our second Thanksgiving dinner this year (first was with my sisters with turkey, etc.), I decided to go with a boneless rib roast instead of turkey. Dry rub, refrigerated overnight, smoked at 200°F over cherry and apple wood for 2 hours, then seared (1 - 1 1/2 minutes per side, sear grate) at 475°F. I returned it to the KK main grate for another 20 minutes at 375°F to an internal temperature of 124°F, then foil and towel wrapped and placed in a cooler to rest for 1 1/2 hours (temp rise to 132°F). Served with roasted sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts carbonara, herbed stuffing with turkey gravy, horseradish cream sauce and/or au jus, 2003 Caymus Special Selection cabernet sauvignon and 2009 Schramsberg sparkling wines.
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  20. My husband and I managed to lift the KK out of the car between us. Here is the base coming up the apartment building in the lift. And being wheeled through the apartment once we got it on the base. Here is the KK, spring back in and the couple of tiles that came off in the move re-grouted into place. Lovely bundle of asparagus from the market. Lamb chops followed. Feta and lemon zest enhanced the asparagus. Yummy dinner. Welcome to Italy!
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  21. A few months ago I finally bought a ThermoWorks Signals / Billows setup. Needing to clear the freezer of a 19 pound package of pork butt (which was taking up a lot of space) and having house guests to help eat it, I decided to try an overnight cook using the controller / fan to check it out. After three days of thawing, I separated and trimmed the two bone-in butts. I marinaded one overnight with Wicker's Marinade, then rubbed with Wicker's dry rub. The other I rubbed with a 50-50 mix of KC Butt Spice and Bad Byron's Butt Rub, using duck fat as a binder. Butt Number Two (number one was very similar in size and fat content): KC Butt Spice/Bad Byron's Butt Rub over duck fat binder: Both were refrigerated until placed into the KK23, set at 225° and heat soaked for 1.5 hours. The double drip pan was used and smoke wood was a mix of cherry and apple wood chunks. The meat (33.5°F) was added to the KK at 8:00 pm (which was under a tarp as we were expected to have 2 - 4 inches of rain over to coming 24 hours). Adding 19 lbs of cold pork to pulled the smoker temperature down to about 140° and it took about 1.5 hours to get back to 225° with the Billows fan (I had choked it down for the KK using the accessory damper since the Billows cfm is ridiculously high for a KK). Billows fit into the KK Guru port using the Billows accessory snout: Billows damper setting I used to tame the cfm (via inspection mirror), which turned out about right: Since dinner was not to be until 23 hours later, I decided to not wrap the butts at the stall, but to instead see how the KK/Signals/Billows setup worked for a long cook (without any intervention on my part). Plus, I didn't want to get up at 0' Dark Thirty to wrap them. Butts at 45 minutes in: Left (green probe) is Wicker's Marinade; Right (yellow probe + toothpick) is KC/BB dry rub The Billows overshot the 225° setting in the initial push to return the KK to temperature by only 10°, then was within 5° of the set 225° temperature throughout the 19.5 hours of the cook. I was very impressed with the consistency. Here is the graph at 9:00 am, 13 hours into the cook (the slight dip in pit temp at 6:00 am was to check the results after the overnight smoke): Temperature readings at 13 hours: The butts continued to leisurely accrue internal temperature throughout the day, reaching high 190°s by around 2:00 pm, at which time I bumped the set temp up to 250° to get a bit more temperature differential to push the butts to 203°, which was to be my pull target. The Wicker's butt reached 204° at 3:10 pm (19 hours in the smoker) while the KC/BB butt reached 203° at 3:30 pm (19.5 hours). They were wrapped in foil and a towel, then placed in a cooler for a three hour rest until dinner. I didn't get any photos of the finished butts in the KK as it was pouring rain then and the activity was a bit frantic. Here are the results. Left is KC/Bad Byron Rub; Right is Wicker's Marinade & Rub: Partially chunked up / pre-pulled. Notice the internal color difference between the dry rub (left) and marinade (right - more intense and deeper into the meat) versions. Bark was about the same on both. These are not the entire butts; just the amount for dinner (19 lbs of pork butt is A LOT of pork butt...). Plated at 7:00 pm, 23 hours after the meat was placed into the KK: In summary, I found the KK/Signals/Billows combination to be very satisfactory. It was my first use of a controller & fan combination and while I probably won't use it often, I will likely use it for future brisket and pork butt overnight cooks. I will probably do the normal butcher paper wrap to cut down the time in the future as well (I typically do so but wanted to experiment with the new gear). There was no lack of moisture in the pork without the butcher paper crutch. I was impressed with the low temperature variation of the Signals / Billows combination after the system stabilized. With the large cfm of the Billows, I was concerned it might repeatedly overshoot the set temperature but this was not the case. Other than the first return to temperature after the cold meat was added to the KK, the temperature variation was 5° or less. I set the Billows diffuser to almost closed, and fortunately it seemed to be about right. The KK was miserly with the use of its charcoal (FOGO Super Premium - large chunks). I started with a full basket and 1.5 hour heat soak, then a 19.5 hour cook at 225°, followed by a run up to 350° for 2.5 hours waiting to grill the corn and mushroom. At the end, I still have over one-half basket of charcoal left. As I have mentioned before, I am not a huge fan of pulled pork but this certainly was a moist and tasty result. Between the marinade and dry rub versions, I preferred the marinade version. As for the guests, the preference was evenly split between the two butts among the carnivores (the vegetarian had no opinion about the pork, but pronounced the EVO/Balsamic grilled portobello to be superior).
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  22. I haven't made a meatloaf in ages so ....
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  23. Last weekend, some friends came to town for a birthday party and some music. The birthday girl wanted some baby back ribs from one of the local high-end BBQ places. This weekend, I made these. Much better, even if I say so myself.
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  24. Komodo Kamado greetings from Enn Tobreluts, BBQ Entertainment Ltd, Estonia! BBQ is a great lifestyle, not just for fun!
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  25. At our house, we celebrate Christmas Eve as the main event. And being in Australia, that makes us a fair way before most of your timetables! To make it spectacular, I decided on my first prime rib roast. 3 points. Salt and pepper only. Just under 3hrs at 250F, pulled at rare. Rested 40min. Reverse sear 2min x 5 sides of the roast. Served with horseradish sauce, roast potatoes, salad with candied walnuts and cranberries for the festive spirit. The other main dish was baked salmon with tahini and pomegranate. Aussie oysters and prawns to start. Heaven. Merry Christmas !! Remi
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  26. Been trying to find some dino ribs for awhile and came across some USDA Choice ones from Costco. Just used some Meat Church Holy Cow and added a couple post oak chunks to the basket. It was in the low 40s today and noticed a pretty big difference in how much more I needed to open up the vents to keep temp. Wanted to cook them at about 275F but let it stay around 230F so I didn’t have to open things up too much. Maybe took a little longer to cook but they actually finished right on time for dinner (allowing to sit for a while of course). Wow, they were awesome. I get the hype behind Dino ribs now. I thought Choice was plenty juicy with fat. I think any more would have been too much and won’t be seeking a higher rated cut in the future. They were so rich. No shots of them on the grill but I do have the end product. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  27. I didn't take photos because it was one delivery dude and me hauling stuff. It came in two crates because the lid was in its own crate. The dude unbolted one crate while I undid the other. This was done so he could help me put the lid on. He was a real big help so I greased his palm generously. Well...I had to...he didn't have change for a dollar. Anyway, he leaves happy and now I get to put everything together, which I love to do. New style basket splitter, new style rotisserie basket...all good surprises today. Two boxes of coffee char thrown in for the fun of it. The build quality can't be beat and I look forward to "burning it in" tomorrow. If any of you fret about rolling the smoker off the pallet...don't. This is my second one but it was just as easy as the first one. The pallet is CLEARLY marked with a sticker at the bottom that essentially says "roll the sucker off on this side." See? You can't mess up. There are two bolts by each leg at the bottom that you remove first thing. Then you lift the crate off. Super easy. And last but not least, the top of the pallet is the ramp you use to roll the smoker off the pallet. Aunt Bee could do it. As most people already know, Dennis is a top notch guy to deal with. He'll do anything within reason to keep a customer happy. Dennis never gets tired of talking to potential buyers or owner that don't understand something. If any of you are on the fence about buying one of these cookers, you can't really imagine how over-engineered and heavy duty every part of this smoker is. Spend the money, cry once and then you'll have something to give the grandkids one day. They're probably spoiled brats anyway. Some of these photos are grates and heat deflectors in a cabinet I have in my shop. The dog is more spoiled than the grandkids.
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  28. smoked iberico baby back ribs. first time doing a bbq type food on the kk.
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  29. Meet my new grill/smoker. A smoker this bad ass needs a good name. Since I’m the #FreedivingBbqGuy I figured Big Blue would be a great name! It’s big, it’s blue, and big blue is a famous freediving movie that inspired many of my students to become freedivers. All hail BIG BLUE 😳🔥💨🍻
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  30. Nothing new to the forum, but always a fall football classic. American football that is. Brisket for Saturday dinner. Then Sunday brisket chili. I forgot to take a picture of it being finally served, but it always comes garnished with a healthy dollop of sour cream, some shredded cheese, cilantro, thinly sliced jalapeño and green onion sprinkled on top. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  31. So I have been busy grilling and a lot of remiss with posting. A couple weeks ago I had a friend over who wanted shrimp for dinner so I decided to make paella. Mind you I have never made paella before but I have eaten my share. So I researched and research and found a procedure on Naked Whiz's site. What I found most helpful was Naked Whiz provided the pillars or the important things to pay attention to and the basic procedure this was brilliant since I rarely follow recipes. So again I am not going to plagiarize from Naked Whiz if you want the procedure go to the link above I am going to share my experience, ingredients and what I learned. I wanted to buy the sofrito but could not find anything to my satisfaction however, I did find a recipe on Pinterest that seemed like it was the real deal and I was not wrong. I cooked Heidi's recipe the night before and it provided amazing depth of flavor and I will make it again as a base for many recipes not just paella. I used canned whole San Marzano style tomatoes without the juice. For the liquid I used chicken bone broth by Kettle and Fire with 32 oz of clam juice in the bottle. I made sure this was warmed and ready to add. My ingredients included: 1 lb shrimp soaked 30 minutes in a salt brine 0.6 lb salmon soaked 30 minutes in a salt brine 3 lobster tails soaked 30 minutes in a salt brine 1/2 lb Basque style Chorizo, not my first choice, I would have preferred Spanish style and yes I mixed meats. For veggies I used 1 cup frozen peas Tops from one bunch of asparagus par boiled in the liquid Photo below shows the ingredients ready to go. Everything I read said to have your ingredients prepped and ready to go and it paid off in spades. I got the grill to 550 degrees and away I went. Saute chorizo, warmed the sofrito, browned the rice in the sofrito, added saffron, then added the liquid and cooked for about 30 minutes, added the vegetables and mixed into the rice. Then I added the seafood on top and cooked for about 10 minutes and the results were amazing as demonstrated by the beauty shown in the photo below. The rice was creamy the flavor profile was complex and balanced. Frankly, I have thought about this meal everyday since I have made it. What I learned was this dish is beautiful to look at, amazing flavor, fairly simple to make. I will definitely make this again and thanks to Naked Whiz for the procedure and all the tips. While I have a pork butt smoking as I write this I really want some more paella!
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  32. I received my new 19” back in May but just got her set up this past weekend. Like everyone else, I’m so impressed with the engineering and craftsmanship that goes into these things. Dennis’s customer support is second to none! I've been cooking on a Primo XL for several years and love it but tickled to death to graduate up to this beauty. I was originally gonna put it on my deck but after arrival my wife(the boss)and I decided to put it on the lower patio. We weren’t big fans of the rolling cart so I built a platform for its final home. Here are some pics of the un-crating and set up. Looking forward to sharing cooks and learning from you guys on this forum. Happy Grilling!
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  33. Grabbed a 3lb cowboy prime from Costco (first time) last night. cooked at 300 dome temp for about 1 he 10 until it hit 118, pulled and cranked to 500-550. It only took a few minutes to get the fire roaring, then seared on lower grate over fire 1.5 min each side. Pulled and center was 135 on dot basically! No other wood, just used coffeechar.
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  34. Hi All, Thought it was time to introduce myself. I've been reading the forum over recent weeks having come to the decision to order a KK over recent months. The COVID lockdown last year led to the upgrade and reinvigoration of numerous hobbies, and I had set myself the goal of upping the cooking game in 2021. Our 17yr old gas grill is on its last legs, and I had already decided to go for a proper charcoal BBQ to replace it- a mate at work uses a KJ which he raves about, and then further research led me to the KK website and the new obsession. My habit is usually to do things properly the first time and not have to do them again- and it seems fairly clear that in terms of kamado cooking the KK is clearly the best way to go. We are a 4 person household with young kids, and tend to grill on our gasser at least once a week, but also love to make pizzas at home. With interstate family who often stay with us when they visit, the idea to cook for larger groups easily by preparing a spectacular slow cooked piece of meat appeals- not surprisingly my attempt to slow cook a brisket on a gas grill with a hood didn't go so well! Like many on this forum, I am also a keen home brewer for the last 15 years or so, and updated my brewery during the 2020 lockdown (photos below for those interested)- so in 2021 it's BBQ time. After corresponding and chatting with Dennis I've ordered a 32"BB in matt black tile (in terms of style the wife prefers minimalist- not that that is easy for a KK)- side tables, roti spit, KK cold smoker, baking stone, basket splitter and grill grabbers have also been ordered. Should arrive in 2 months or so. Being imported to Australia charcoal and wood are not options (strict customs here)- so will look for a good local source. Dennis has set me up with a customs agent here in Melbourne, so all of that is already pretty clear. I'd be keen to hear of any tips and tricks from Australian owners regarding delivery and any difficulties you had- hoping it gets delivered on a pallet jack and I can convince them to do more than just dump it in the driveway! Have a garage door in the back of our garage which opens into the backyard- so am hoping I can convince them to run it through; and there are two small steps then into the backyard area (not sure how high those things can be jacked)? No doubt there will be lots of questions along the way. An initial question I have is how you would usually set-up at 32" with a basket-splitter and the half main grate. Let's say I use a half basket set-up; then I have a direct side and an indirect side; but then on which side does the half main grate go for most common day to day use (ie two indirect levels and a direct lower level vs two direct levels and an indirect lower level?). Specifically for Australian owners- would appreciate your recommendations on the following to source locally before the KK arrives: - good sources for hardwood lump charcoal and smoking woods - locally available gas torch or similar for lighting (Bernzomatic JT850 I've seen mentioned)? - Roti motor for 240v and Australian plug - smaller items: heat proof gloves/ baking steel/ any other small essentials Look forward to posting photos when it arrives- and learning lots. It seems a great forum. Remi
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  35. Have been lurking for a while. Got on the wait list for a metallic bronze 32” about a year ago, just as COVID was heating up. Tile factory closed, which really put a damper summer 2020 BBQ plans as my cheap propane grill sprung a leak. Anyway, with bated breath she has finally arrived, and I’ll come out of the shadows now. It’s so beautiful. Well done, Dennis! I was so excited that I actually started the burn in yesterday afternoon and wrapped up around midnight. Was planning on doing a roti chicken on the way up, but I think I’m missing a part. Decided to improvise and did a few pizzas at 550 instead as our maiden voyage. The dough was freshly made by my SIL, who has a PhD in food science and is an amazing baker. Used sour dough starter and instant yeast. Whatever she made only took an hour to rise and was awesome with perfect crust. I’m not a baker so [emoji2373]. Lillian’s 1hr pizza dough: 1 c sour dough starter 2.5 c 00 flour 2 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp sugar 1 cup water Looking forward to many more! This place is such a trove of good things, I’m having trouble picking where to start. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  36. Followed up with lobster tails given my chef mate Steve Miller was over to help with some delicious Buerre Blanc sauce. That’s about 1.5kg( 3.5lb) of tails. So good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  37. Splurged for the holiday and picked up this A5 Japanese Wagyu brisket from Crowd Cow. I was looking for brisket for the holiday and my usual sources were out. Crowd Cow was out of everything but the A5 and it was on sale. Still a bit pricey but lordy it is amazing. Got it in on Wednesday and stuck it in the fridge on thursday to thaw out. Pulled it out last night to throw some salt and pepper on it before I went to bed. Woke up early to get the KK going and heat soaked. Set up for indirect cook using coco char with some pecan chunks. Threw the brisket on about 8:30 am. Pretty much left it alone for about 5 hours while I monitored the temperature. It was pushing 170 about 2:30 and I wrapped it about 3. I spritzed it with some apple juice/cider vinegar the last couple of hours before I wrapped. Pulled it when it hit 195 and packed it in a cooler while we prepared the rest of the dinner. Sliced up: This was seriously the juiciest brisket with the most amazing flavor I've ever had. I had some concern it might be too rich but it wasn't. Just packed with flavor. While this was a flat, it was comparable to most wagyu points that I've made before. I made Aaron Franklin's regular BBQ sauce and put it on the side as it is one of my favorites. I could have easily left it off and ate most of it without the sauce.
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  38. Alright, so I have been using my koko kamado quite a bit during Quarantine but this has to be one of my favorites. I only do it a few times per year, and every time I wonder why I don't do it more often. First, I've been making sourdough just like everyone and their mother. Then I got to making some delicious meatballs. I like them with a fair amount of sausage in them. Then I throw them on koko to get a bit of smoke on them. Meanwhile, I get a delicious sauce going. San marzano of course. After its cooked a bit, I use an immersion blender to have the smooth consistency I prefer for a meatball sub. After that has come together, I combine them so the meatballs can finish cooking in the sauce. I thought .. Why not make a pineapple upside down cake?... Did not use koko here. Annnnyway, after the meatballs were done assembly was a cinch and man are these good. I highly recommend trying this. The hint of smoke is a game changer.
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  39. Freezing cold here with snow overnight and rain and wicked winds, time for comfort food. Chicken drumsticks, baked potato and a salad coming...... Drumsticks on the KK. Plated As usual the chicken was moist as can be.
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  40. Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
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  41. Grabbed the point offered at the local (choice) and cooked it up with s&P and a little additional things 3hrs in. Used the round SS pan that was drilled out and it performed very well for a comfortable 8 hours. Found it gave a equal balance distribution for the heat deflection. Wrapped at the stall in paper since it was a lean piece, but at the end it was all meat.
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  42. Four Wagyu Tri Tips, reverse-seared and smoked with cherry and coffee wood. Best beef you can put in your mouth. Grilled on my 42" Serious Big Bad of course!
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  43. Hey all, I hope you are all well. I recently made some sausage with a friends, Italian hot links and Borewors Whilst making the sausage, we thought we’d make a day of it and cooked a large suckling pig, this one was a fairly big one and just barely fit in the 32BB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  44. Finally the blizzards let up enough so I could grill some pork patties today. Plated with steamed and roasted cabbage, rice and pickled beets. It sure was nice to cook on the KK for a change.
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  45. Made a cherry / maple entry table for a friend. He gave me a very twisted 6 quarter slab, salvaged enough for the top and shelf. Left a live edge on the shelf, facing front.
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  46. For those who are not aware of the sheer size of a BB32, it is plenty of room to spatchcock a bird. even a 25 pound one 😁 Nothing fancy, just a little rub and cooked for 2 hours and 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
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  47. As I type this it’s 55 degrees at 7:40pm, feels like I haven’t cooked on the KK in forever so today I fired it up and did some chicken breast that I’ll use for quesadillas and chicken lettuce wraps the next two days, but I’ve been hungry all week so felt like some good read meat fortunately I just got a bunch of new rubs and spices that the venerable @tony brecimmeded to me so tonight I grilled a tri-tip indirect over coco char rubbed with Oakwood Santa Maria rub, over mesquite wood chips, served with slow baked sweet potatoe and Greek yogurt (quickly becoming my go to baked potato), along with seasons first corn on the cob, which could’ve been cooked longer and probably grown longer. Served with my favorite Fred’s Horseradish sauce also @Tyrus decided to break my dry streak for 2021 and have a nice glass of red wine tonight which was lovely. Meat turned out great, enough medium +/well done pieces for the misses and medium/- for me. Top it off with my friends Umphrey’s McGee doing a livestream concert sitting outside, capped off in the hot tub. Lovely evening
    13 points
  48. Howdy, K-K peeps: attached is today's project, about 13 lbs of beef chuck ribs, smoked at around 285-300 with post oak for seven hours. They are no resting, wrapped in butcher paper in the igloo cooler, and will be served later with some nice sides for Sunday dinner. Some days, life is good.....
    13 points
  49. Bruce, as promised here are some pixs of my garden. One radish plant went to blossom and this is the blossom. Lettuce that was munched on by a groundhog. Not much left of the peas after two groundhogs had them for lunch. I live trapped them and they are now no longer anywhere near my garden. Global basil. Garlic chives are in blossoms at the moment. Peppers are starting to form. Plum tomatoes. Should be a good harvest. Potatoe plants are in bloom. Rhubarb. Pansies in the corner. Tomatoes are in cages, onions to the right. Yellow beans are going to be ready very soon. I love those things. Wax begonia in the ODK. This was the garden a few short weeks ago.
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