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My new KK arrived Yesterday and I cooked a chicken and twice baked potatoes. I used the heat deflector on the charcoal basket and the drip pan on top of that. The chicken was cooked on the main grate to 180 degrees in the thigh. I started the cook at 375 dome temperature and checked the chicken after 30 minutes, it seemed to be cooking slow so I raised the temperature to 450. After an hour the chicken still looked pale so I raised the temp to 500+. Total time was 1 hour and 15 minutes which was longer than I expected. The chicken was very good but I am used to more char :). When using the large drip pan should it be placed directly on the heat deflector or on the lower grate? Should I have cooked direct without the deflector? I was amazed at how fast the cooker responded and the temperature came up when I increased the lower draft opening, a Weber Kettle won't do that!

Salt and Pepper Split Chicken with Twice Baked Potatoes


My Komodo Kamado with My youngest of 4 kids.


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