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Jon B.

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  1. We were in Michigan this weekend and a Lake Freighter went by the cottage. The decks on it were totally clear. Redhead Sue (who was drunk texting Bosco Saturday night with possible names) said "Take a picture of it and send it to Bosco. Tell him all the containers fell in the water!!!" Wouldn't you know it....................That darn boat was gone by the time I got the camera!!!!!!!!!
  2. Oliver, Congratulations!!! I read a "for sale" ad the other day, where a gentleman was moving into a retirement community and had to sell his kamado due to restrictions.....very sad story. Your story is the opposite................a very happy story! Jon B.
  3. Excellent news Bosco!!!!!!! (I know I was very impressed with seeing the 19 in person) I better bring the defibrillator from work along with the pallet jack for when they show up at the your house!!!!!!!.
  4. I was hoping you wouldn't mind..........also the fact that the main color is called 'creme' made me think of one of your other avatars "Peaches & Cream" It all just seemed to fit the new name. (Bosco does not remind me of creme!)
  5. The dolly works better than I thought it would. Was worried that the wheels were too small but it goes over the bump from the concrete to blacktop with no problems. The cooker does slide around on top of the tiles, so I will need to block it in tighter or add handles to the dolly. Posted the fire box pictures. Going to send you a PM with some questions on the rotisserie. Please do make sure Mrs. skreef sees the picture I took of Redhead Sue..............I took it just for her!!!!!!!
  6. When I get the 32"....it will be named "Big Bad Bosco" Not ever seeing a KK in person, I was VERY impressed and all the information provided on the forum was/is spot on.
  7. I haven't really named my grills before, as many on the forum have done, but Redhead Sue suggested that I have a name for the introduction of the new KK on the forum. So In "honour" of my long time online kamado friend, MacKenzie, the new 19" KK table top has been named "Mac". Hopefully that name will help it cook up some of the wonderful food that she is always posting and sharing with us!!!!! Mac arrived at my work one day early. I had to run home and grab the trailer at lunch time. We loaded up the pallet on to the trailer with a forklift, placed the pallet jack under the pallet for off loading, removed all the loose boxes from the top and then strapped everything down for the 30 mile trip into town. http:// http:// When I was off loading the pallet at the house, I had to drag the bottom of the pallet on the ramp to keep it from taking off on it own. it was a little scary for moment. http:// Before Mac arrived, I built a heavy duty dolly to be the temporary stand for the winter. It will be spending the winter in the garage but wanted to be able to move it around inside the garage and also outside to cook. http://http:// Removed the bottom cribbing from around the cooker, raised the pallet to the same height as the stand and then slid the cooker onto the stand. http:// http:// It was raining out when the cooker was in the stand. I wheeled it close to the door to try and get a natural light photo of the tile colors but I'm not sure it does it justice. All the other photos were taken with the camera flash. http:// Here is how it looks sitting on the temporary stand. http:// We purchased the left table side and mounted that. Also mounted the rotisserie bracket (didn't have time to figure out how that system works). http:// http:// Nice tool hangers as part of the table assembly. http:// I believe Sue was just as happy with the new KK as Mrs. skreef!!!!!!!! http:// Probably will not be able to cook on it until Sunday. Going out of town tomorrow until then. Super excited to get cooking on Mac!!!! Thanks for the help and comments. More to follow. Jon
  8. Bosco, Check out this article..................... http://blog.soundingsonline.com/loose-cannon/2015/11/04/weather-router-chris-parker-analyzes-el-faro-debris-movement/?utm_source=soundings-enewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=enewsletter-1105 "It is estimated that as many as 10,000 containers are lost at sea each year, and in February 2014 a Maersk vessel lost more than 500 in a single incident in the Bay of Biscay." Yikes!!!!!!!!!
  9. ckreef,............................... Really appreciate the write up and the information!!!!!!! (very impressive hinge assembly on these units)
  10. ckreef, Super idea on the fingerprint photos!!! Did you move the new 19" twice? First photos had it sitting on top of open blocks and the photo above has solid blocks under it. That is some big time weight lifting!!!!!!
  11. Reef's.................Congratulations!!!! Glad the two KK match so well. I'm guessing that was a slight concern. Fantastic pictures.........(so timely for me). Great one of Mrs. skreef..........happy as can be. Very impressed with the size of the rotisserie basket (my first option when they are back in stock)( also caught the humor in the wilberpan- joetisserie comment) Thanks again for the pictures....couldn't wait to get up this morning to see them (like a kid at Christmas). After seeing the photos...................now I can imagine how bosco feels waiting for the KK to arrive. Jon B.
  12. ckreef, Look forward to your pictures of the 19". Thanks!!!! Jon PS - Congrat's to you and the Ms.'s on your new 19!
  13. Many Thanks to the Dynamic Duo.....MacKenzie and Bosco!! Based on the advice of my two favorite BBQ masters..................I hit the PayPal submit button this morning and ordered an in stock 19" TT When I first started seriously thinking about ordering one, I had no idea what color I would want??? Have to say that when I looked at the models in stock, this color caught my eye immediately (Terra Cotta & Creme). Even after looking at all the colors available, I can't imagine getting any other color. Not bad for a guy that can't color match his own clothes. As the plans now stand, the 19" TT will be used this winter in Syracuse.......while I build a table/cabinet for it and acquire all the required options. This spring the grill & table will be moved to the family cottage in Michigan. The Primo XL there will be relocated back to Syracuse. In about 8 years, when I retire to Michigan, the 19" will be joined by a new 32"................the master plan is to build a outdoor kitchen around both of them. Pictures to follow as the grill arrives and is put into use. Also thanks to everyone on this forum and the Guru forum for information & help with this decision. Note to Bosco: Delivery in 7 to 10 days........................Look for an 8x10 glossy of the new KK and me in your mailbox (ha!).
  14. So last night I'm slow cooking a nice skirt steak, over some cherry wood, indirect on the kamado at a steady 250*. SWEET!! While it was finishing up, I was inside getting the sides ready for dinner. For once......every thing was timed perfectly ! I get everything on the table and hustle out to get the steak off the grill. Quick aside...............We have a couple bird feeders next to our remote covered grill area and a couple of the local feral cats have been staking out the ground feeder birds. Back to the story.....As I approach the grill, I see the white cat hiding in the bushes next to the grill tent. I take off on a run, charging the cat and yelling like a crazy person at the cat.......Get away from the birds!!!!!!!!!!! About 10 feet away, while still charging full steam ahead.................I realize it is NOT a cat.....................It's a huge old SKUNK!!!!!! Holy crap...........I don't think I have ever done an about-face retreat that fast in my life. After I caught my breath and got my heart back in my chest........I think..........What do I do now?????? The skunk is still eating the bird seed on the ground next to the grill, the steak is currently a perfect medium rare and the other food is on the table getting cold. I surely don't want him to spray me or the grill, so popping him in the butt with a pellet gun was not an option.....so I grab a spot light and blast Mr. Skunk with the high beam.....all that did was help Mr. Skunk to see the seed on the ground better. He moves over to a big pile of seed closer to the grill and continues to eat. Next brainstorm.........I run into the house and get a couple pots and pans. I come out banging away, making a ton of noise...........and all that did was to make Mr. Skunk hide directly behind the kamado. No!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTH???? OK....now I'm getting desperate......it's 20 minutes later and my perfect skirt steak is approaching medium ! Now what???............I take a look around and I spot a handheld air horn. Those little babies are obnoxious as hell...............it has to work. I let loose with a 20 second blast..............the neighbors lights start to come on, doors are opening....I yell out a skunk warning and they disappear back into the safety of their houses. During all the commotion....................of course.......I lose track of old Mr. Skunk and have no idea where he went. Double crap!!!!!! That's it.......we are now in a crisis mode.........the steak is approaching MEDIUM WELL!!!!!!!! This situation calls for desperate measures............... so I strapped on my big boy pants, hitched up my courage.............and tip toe up to the grill like a little sissy. I snatched that meat off of the grill and ran back to the house as fast as my little legs would carry me. Redhead Sue laughing her a$$ off, Cold baked potatoes, Cold veggies and well done skirt steak............... Skunk 1 - Kamado Man Zero!!!!!!!
  15. So there I was, minding my own business, happily cooking away on a few different kamado grills and checking out the various BBQ forums. Life is great!! Then when I least expect it.....................I find out that two (2) of my favorite BBQ masters, MacKenzie & Bosco, now own KK cookers. Why are two great cooks changing from their nice kamado's to KK's????? So, I do what any self respecting student of kamado cooking does..............I start checking to figure out what those two are up to! Big mistake on my part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First I check out the web site, do some research, join the KK forum (and of course the very first post I see is MacKenzie's fantastic sourdough bread baked in her KK)! Oh man...................just when I thought I was happy and satisfied with my kamado set up(s). This addiction is just not fair sometimes. And to further pour salt on my newly opened wound.....................I drive right by Bosco's house every two weeks and occasionally stop to drink his beer. Soon he is going to have three..............count them 3, KK's that I will now get to see in person. I can already hear this little voice saying to me.......................Do not talk to Dennis........Do NOT talk to Dennis..................DO NOT TALK TO DENNIS!!!!!!!! I'm starting to daydream about possible KK scenarios....................MacKenzie has e-mailed me twice already with advice on which unit(s) I should get and Bosco's first two units are due in a couple weeks. Maybe a 16" KK TT and a 23" KK.................no, a 19" KK TT and a 32" KK......................and what accessories/tables do I want?????? And to think................I was so happy & content just a week ago! All this fun anxiety aside.................I do look forward to being a part of this forum and to seeing the KK's in person (while drinking Bosco's beer). Jon B. Syracuse, NY
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