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Six months with the Chargriller Kamodo

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Post Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:46 pm
lostarrow well done
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Posts: 594
Location: mississippi
Ive had my inexpensive Kamodo ($300) for six months & have cooked a lot of meals on it.
The cooker is an insulated steel kamodo.
It has an interior fire sleeve that protects the wall of the cooker from direct heat & the sleeve & the interior wall of the cooker are porceloin coated.
It's built onto a cart with wheels & 2 side shelves.
It has a 20 inch cast iron main grate & a 14 in upper grate.
It will cook a lot, 40 lbs of butt, or 5 whole chickens , a whole brisket & a butt, or 8 racks BB ribs.
It's a good smoker , will run 15 hours without refueling..
It " likes " to run about 250 - 290 F , their is a fine line trying to run 225F between keeping the temp there & the fire going out. The insulated cookers require so little fire torun 200-225Fthat the fire may not be self sustaining.
It's a good grill gets plenty hot to sear & cook quickly.
You can smoke then sear on it ( my favorite way of cooking steaks, burgers & chops) but takes a little gymnastics , not as easy as my Horizonal cooker.
I took the insides out to clean & inspect the firebox sleeve & interior & no signs rust, chipping of porceloin etc. only problems I've had we're a couple bolts loosing & replaced with locking nuts & burned up a gasket with a grease fire, took 2 minutes to replace & they sent me one free.
I like this cooker & I'll probably use a lot in cold weather.
I could easily use as my only cooker if space or other considerations kept me from having specialized cookers.
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vermont castings gas grill
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Char-Griller Kamodo

Griffin well done
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Posts: 3312
Location: Dallas, Texas

Good to hear. I've been wondering how those have been holding up for people. I wanted to look at one, but never found one to see in person.

How did you get 8 racks of bb ribs on there? I'd like to see that.

lostarrow well done
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Posts: 594
Location: mississippi
Griffin wrote:
Good to hear. I've been wondering how those have been holding up for people. I wanted to look at one, but never found one to see in person.

How did you get 8 racks of bb ribs on there? I'd like to see that.

6 racks in my weber rib racking bottom layer & 2 racks draped over 14 in upper rack.
New Braunfels
vermont castings gas grill
WSM
Char-Griller Kamodo

ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Posts: 7423
Location: Stoughton, WI
Next time you take it apart you should take a few pics...it'd be interesting to see what it looks like when it's broken down. Did you have to assemble it yourself after you bought it?

jfm0830 well done
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Posts: 2638
Location: Northeastern MA

I'm really glad to hear that the CG is working out for you. Cooking on a Kamado cooker is really wonderful. I had that grill in my sites until the unexpected Apple stock dividend came around. I decided to go with the BGE because it was more of a sure thing, in that the CG was still kind of on the new side. But I'm glad to hear it's working out for you because it looked like it was a pretty well-made piece of gear. Continued good luck and good cooks.

Jim
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