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Who has the oldest Komodo Kamado?

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Excellent question - this should be good. Probably not for Dennis in that unlike many products, the Komodo probably has too long a life-cycle. 😁

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21 hours ago, om21braz said:

Excellent question - this should be good. Probably not for Dennis in that unlike many products, the Komodo probably has too long a life-cycle. 😁

As opposed to the infamous POSKs! 

Mine is only 8 years old. It was one of the first Gen II 23" KKs. There are others that still post on the Forum that have been hear longer than me. Doc (mguerra) and ThreeDJ16 both pre-date me by a few years. Robert (5698k) is about the same time as me. Maybe some of the real old timers are still out there, like @Sanny @primeats @Porkchop  @Majestik @Firemonkeyand @Fetzervalve. What about the "other" Tony - @tcoliver?

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There's a tag inside each KK that would help figure this out.

I bought my 23" well over a decade ago. I'm very proud of my serial number. Apparently there were only eight people before me.

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21 hours ago, Syzygies said:

I bought my 23" well over a decade ago.

A trail blazer and a treasure hunter combined, an oppurtunist. The price tag would always scare me away, I succumbed.  No looking back.  Unfortunately Syzygies 10 years don't make an antique even though it has a little patina and rust. I have some old high school shirts if anyone is interested.  

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Hi,

I logged on to the forum after years away, our 23" is nearly ten years old. Still looks great, a few bangs from moving house 3 times, I have replaced the lid spring and had a new basket but we are by the coast so no surprise there. I am finding the ceramic doesn't hold the heat like it use to. I can ramp it up to 550 degrees  but struggle to hold it much above 400 and the lid is now too hot to leave my hand on, compared with until recently it was only ever warm. I am not sure if the ceramic liner composition changes over time and it loses some of its insulating properties.

I am mainly low and slow or chargrilling so not losing any sleep :)

Regards

Guy

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Who has the oldest Komodo Kamado?

I think Dennis L. has the oldest KK

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55 minutes ago, Paul said:

I think Dennis L. has the oldest KK

When I Photoshop, I try to Photoshop with a wink. I guess I've stared at too many cold war photos with a shadow going the wrong way. Laurie thinks my Photoshop was too subtle.

I very nearly bought one of the first Dennis KKs. I didn't understand the very interesting lineage, and misread them as copies. One can actually listen to Manfred Mann's Mighty Quinn. Dylan's original is wretched. Nevertheless, I think of the original as single malt scotch, the copy as Dewars.

Boy did I get this wrong, but I made this right later.

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Bought my 23 OTB 10 years ago. Still cooking with all the original equipment. 

Unit 610, Levi Blue, cranking out great food for friends and family.

Kook on fellow KK'ers

Steve

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26 minutes ago, qundoy said:

Unit 610, Levi Blue, cranking out great food for friends and family.

I bought 592 in September, 2009. Of course, they enter and leave the warehouse at random.

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10 hours ago, gsmelb said:

Hi,

I logged on to the forum after years away, our 23" is nearly ten years old. Still looks great, a few bangs from moving house 3 times, I have replaced the lid spring and had a new basket but we are by the coast so no surprise there. I am finding the ceramic doesn't hold the heat like it use to. I can ramp it up to 550 degrees  but struggle to hold it much above 400 and the lid is now too hot to leave my hand on, compared with until recently it was only ever warm. I am not sure if the ceramic liner composition changes over time and it loses some of its insulating properties.

I am mainly low and slow or chargrilling so not losing any sleep :)

Regards

Guy

Sounds like a Dennis question! 

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23 hours ago, qundoy said:

Bought my 23 OTB 10 years ago. Still cooking with all the original equipment. 

Unit 610, Levi Blue, cranking out great food for friends and family.

Kook on fellow KK'ers

Steve

any pics? was hoping to see some detailed pics to see how the grout tile etc held up. Glad to hear everyone is happy and still cooking on these units. 

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On 5/8/2020 at 5:55 AM, gsmelb said:

Hi,

I logged on to the forum after years away, our 23" is nearly ten years old. Still looks great, a few bangs from moving house 3 times, I have replaced the lid spring and had a new basket but we are by the coast so no surprise there. I am finding the ceramic doesn't hold the heat like it use to. I can ramp it up to 550 degrees  but struggle to hold it much above 400 and the lid is now too hot to leave my hand on, compared with until recently it was only ever warm. I am not sure if the ceramic liner composition changes over time and it loses some of its insulating properties.

I am mainly low and slow or chargrilling so not losing any sleep :)

Regards

Guy

tha doesn't sound good...

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That was my theory, as well. I thought of asking if he kept it covered when not in use? Had been hoping that Dennis would weight in, since he's seen it all by now, so I stayed quiet. 

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