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CBLSU316
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Kamado Joe - Maiden Voyage

So my kamado joe came in today and I'm doing a "test burn"........the temp control on this thing is amazing.

I started the fire and got it up to 225 and held for a bit them opened the daisy wheel and went to about 500 for a while, then opened the vents and was at 800 in no time. Once to 800 i choked it down and was back at 500 in no time.

I'm not well versed in "smokers" but im impressed by the temp control.

My first low and slow will be Saturday as my heat deflector should be in by Friday. I am lost likely going to do a Boston butt first.

Anyone have any tips to share on kamados before my first cook?
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CBLSU316
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Thanks for the input guys!


Big_Al_316
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First should be a low and slow Boston butt. Keep close eye on it to make sure you can hold temps for hours.


Lambdatiger1989
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re: Kamado Joe - Maiden Voyage
If you do a Boston butt, make sure you have the heat deflector in place. You really need that for a good smoke. I have a KJ and honestly have to say I will never own another pit. Your gonna love it.
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Coater
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re: Kamado Joe - Maiden Voyage
Get a good thermometer. I was recommended the maverick et 732. At some point I'll get the digi Q wifi.


Woody
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Get a good thermometer. I was recommended the maverick et 732.


This is very important. Always cook to temperature, not time. The dual probe of the maverick lets you know exactly what's going on in your grill and with the meat.


KosmoCramer
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re: Kamado Joe - Maiden Voyage
I get so jealous of you people and your ceramic grills.

I want my own


Neauxla
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I get so jealous of you people and your ceramic grills.

I want my own
agreed


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Ziggy
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I was recommended the maverick et 732.

This is the one I have and I highly recommend it.

I also did a Buston Butt for my first cook on my Grill Dome. It came out great - below is after I pulled it.



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91TIGER
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Def. get the Maverick thermometer w/ 'air' and food temp. probes. This is the one I have, had it for a while and it works great. I think I paid $45 total for it on eBay.

Image: http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL280_&ASIN=B004IMA718&MarketPlace=US&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=susuwa-20&ServiceVersion=20070822


Coater
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ok, not to hijack the thread but does anyone have experience with the digiQ wifi? i'm between the digiQ2 and digiQ wifi (about $100 difference i think).


Ziggy
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ok, not to hijack the thread but does anyone have experience with the digiQ wifi? i'm between the digiQ2 and digiQ wifi (about $100 difference i think).

I personally don't have either but I've heard nothing but GREAT reviews about both units.

I don't think you can go wrong with either.


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CompanyMan
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I would suggest buying a good thermometer. I have been cooking on mine for around 6 months now and love it more and more. I use the nakedwhizz website for a lot of recipes. I would suggest the following purchases in order: Thermometer, Heat Deflector, Cover, and the Pizza Stone. I cooked a Papa Murphy pizza last week and it was really good. Good luck as you will have a blast cooking with it!


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skuter
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I have this LINK and love it in my BubbaKeg. Have held 225 for 18 hrs. Could have went longer
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webstew
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I have been using the Digi Q DX2 for a while and have been loving it. The Naked Whiz site is really good. I cooked these baby backs this weekend and they were amazing. Checkout the "archive" section of the smoking meat newsletter for a ton of good recipes . Smoking Meat Archive

2-2-1 Baby Back Ribs

Enjoy your ceramic cooker!

Cheers!



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