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PVPAUL

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PVPAUL last won the day on August 29 2019

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  1. All, thanks for your feedback. For my first purchase I decided to order a small quantity from Amazon (about 1/2 cup for $20) to start with. I go through a lot of Black peppercorns and love the spice of this type of pepper. It sounds like this stuff goes along way compared to my black peppercorns. If I get addicted and think that Vacuum pack and freeze to preserve the quality over a longer period of time then I may opt for a pound or so in the future. Feliz Navidad! Paul
  2. I’m looking for suggestions on where to buy Purple Crack (Tasmanian Pepperberry). I live in the United States. I know I can google it and find it but looking for suggestions from people on this forum that have been happy with their purchases. Also, thinking that I’m going to get quickly addicted to the Purple Crack So I’m not shy about purchasing a pound to get a better price etc. Thanks! Paul
  3. Alex, I took delivery of a 32” KK in June this year. I was apprehensive as well. One of the things that freaked me out was the loading on to the lift gate and the tilting of the lift gate with all the weight on it. I had a 32” delivered in June and a 21” delivered just over a week ago. Both times the drivers were very accommodating without even having to ask. They both pulled far into my driveways without asking. For the 32” I went out and purchased 3 each 3/4” sheets of plywood and daisy chained this from my driveway to the backyard where it is being used. We kept the pallet in tack and used the pallet jack supplied by trucking company and myself, a friend of mine and the truck driver were able to move this without too much trouble. Please note that the pallet top already has a ramp built into it for rolling the KK off of the skid onto a hard surface. Also the sides and the top of the pallet come off easily by removing 8 lag bolts on the bottom of the skid. I keep my KK on a patio with pavers on it so it’s not perfectly level between the pavers and I’m able to move this around by myself and I’m no football player for sure. Good luck and congrats! Paul
  4. Business, not sure what you mean by 2nd level rack option? There is a lower grate, a main level grate and an upper grate that sits on top of the main level grate.
  5. All, attached are some photos of my new 21” that I received yesterday. Uncrating and everything went well. Planing my first cook on the grill tonight .....some Cornish hens, sweet potatoes and corn. I’ll work on taking a picture of this as well. The one issue I’m having is the clearance on the spit rod. I understand how to adjust the length of the rod, however when I finally get the clearance to insert rod on both sides it looks like it will fall out of the left side (not stay seated) of the grill. I’m concerned that when I go to use this it will not spin properly or stop spinning altogether. Any suggestions out here in forum land is much appreciated. (Note I’ve successfully set up the length on my 32” and have no issues with this) I’m also excited that I was able to order 20 boxes of CoCo charcoal and 1 box of Coffee Charcoal. I’m going to give away 2 boxes of coco char to some friends with BGE’s in hope that they like it and will want to do a combo / pallet buy the next time I need some. Who knows.......maybe they will even convert to becoming KK owners!!! Best, Paul
  6. Hello Houlester, in the KK forum there is a section called “KK Reviews / Happy Campers” in about the 9th thread down there is a thread titled “Comparison between KK 21” and KK23” that was done by Tekobo. This is an excellent thread and helped me make my decision on which one to go with. Good Luck! Paul PS - I choose the 21” and just received it today!!!
  7. Hey Tekobo, glad to see you are making the tortilla recipe. On the cast iron skillet it’s about 15 seconds on each side. The idea is to brown it just enough to give it color and cook it through....and that it is still soft and pliable (not to Crisp it up).....while you can and we do eat tortillas directly off of the skillet we typically reheat them before serving over a direct gas stove flame. It’s in the reheat step that you can brown or even burn them a little as some of our family members prefer. All the best, Paul
  8. PVPAUL

    2nd KK

    I actually went with the same color and tile........maybe someday they will be together!!! Thank you both for the congrats! Tekobo, have you tried the tortilla recipe yet? Best, Paul
  9. PVPAUL

    2nd KK

    Well, in an earlier post some of you voiced comments / concern about my keeping my 32” KK at a vacation home. My reply was that I do most of my entertaining at our vacation home and that works for me. Well, as my time at vacation home is winding down for the summer I started having mixed feelings about leaving my KK behind 😪..........solution.....I pulled the trigger and purchased a new KK the same color but in the 21” supreme size 😀 . The other good news is that this is available from inventory so no long waits. Tonyb was right......I’ve been bitten by the KK obsession bug and need to have A KK to cook on all year long! I’m excited to have the 21” to compare to the 32” KK. Cheers, Paul
  10. All, thanks for your replies.As promised enclosed are a couple pictures of the cook. While I normally would only enclose photos of the cook (food) I enclosed one of my pulling the pork with the new bear claws. My daughter gave these to me for Christmas last year so I needed to have this pic taken so I could show her that I’m actually using a present she gave me! The food pic is not that great but I promised to include. Tyrus while I’m a gadget guy I do like simplicity in my life as well. I hope to someday I’ll be able to put these gadgets in the drawer like you do! Dogs do like to cool off in the lake and visit the neighbors.....thank goodness they haven’t come home with any of the neighbors underwear....yet!!! Best, Paul
  11. Hello Kupermanp, I’m somewhat a newbie here as I’ve only owned my 32”KK about 10 weeks now. I cannot comment on the mold as I’ve not had any issues yet but only 10 weeks into it. I would say the basket splitter is a must!. I recently used the rotisserie and was able to fit 3 chickens that were about 5.0 tp 5.5lbs each. Hope this helps for reference. I would also say the cold smoker is a must for both cold smoking and hot smoking of foods. The air flow is so minimal at low and slow that in my opinion you really need the cold smoker attachment. Good luck, Paul
  12. Why did I wrap it in both Butcher paper and foil......good question.....I have this very large roll of Butcher paper so I figured what the heck! Haha....probably won’t really do anything except for the photo when I unwrap it!
  13. Well I woke up at 6:45am and everything was running smoothly! Shoulder temp was in the about 172F. Finished at 9:00am at 203F. Wrapped in pink Butcher paper and double wrapped in foil and did the FTC method. Now it’s time to let rest and look forward to lunch!!! Below is a picture of the shoulder before pulling off the grill and couldn’t resist sending a pick of our two pups chilling by the lake! Once I pull the shoulder and plate I’ll forward some last pictures. Also, one question for you folks out there with the CyberQ. Towards the end of my cook my temperature jumped higher....about 273F and set point was 240F. I had the ramp feature set up....just not sure this feature works well with the KK? Any information is appreciated! Cheers! Paul
  14. Well, it’s already been about 10 weeks since I’ve taken delivery of my 32”KK and doing my first Pork Shoulder! Based on some learning curves and advise from various forums and cook books I’ve arrived at the following set up and recipe. Ive got a shoulder that is about 7lbs. I dry brined it for about 12 hours with 3tsp of Kosher Salt. After this I rubbed it with yellow mustard and applied Dizzy Pig Dizzy dust. I put it on the KK at about 11PM tonight. Using about 3/4 basket of Fogo Super Premium. Set up CyberQ with a target temp of 240F. Bottom dampers closed and Pit Boss fan damper is 50% open. Top KK vent is just off the gasket. Set up KK cold smoker with a wood pellet mix of about 50/50 Hickory and apple. The photo below is the KK at the start of the cook and decided to include a picture of the moon over the lake....a beautiful evening here! Getting ready for bed now and going to trust that my set up is going to cook flawlessly.....I hope!!! I’ll include pictures tomorrow of the cook! Best, Paul
  15. All, thanks for your feedback, next time I’ll do a better job of an even fire across the width of the grill and will plan on setting up more of an “indirect” cook with foil or pans etc. I was out pontooning with a bunch of friends and had my son light the grill and while he lit it in 3 spots across the width it ended up not an being an even fire...I could of cleaned it up a bit etc but after pontooning.................... was just in a bit of a hurry...using the craddle for the first time......... I think you get my drift!!! Best, Paul
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