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  • au4stree
    Club Member
    • Aug 2018
    • 663
    • Heart of Dixie
    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC), PK360(graphite), Jumbo Joe and PBC. Weber kettle @ the hunting camp.

    Kalamazoo Kamado

    I’ve never been afraid to spend a little on quality, but this might’ve eclipsed the threshold. Interesting design though.

    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 1253
    • Chilltown, USA
    • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      2x Mavrick 732
      Therma Pen Orange
      Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
      SF Giants

      MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

    Looks gorgeous but 6k is brutal. I’d rather go for a Komodo Kamado if I’m blowing that kind of dough.


    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      My thoughts as well. I do love the rectangular design though. I don't know why no one is doing that in ceramic yet.

    • Dadof3Illinois
      Dadof3Illinois commented
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      Attjack I deal with refractory materials from time to time and I believe one reason the Kamado cookers are round is that the corner joints in a rectangle cooker would crack out too easy. Just my opinion but that's why we use a lot of thick brick in big fired heaters and boilers, just so it can expand and contract without cracking in the corners.

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      I could see that, Dadof3Illinois.
  • Craigar
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1110
    • Papillion, NE
    • * - Weber 26.75" OTG
      * - Weber 22.5" Premium cloaked in Crimson
      * - Slow 'N Sear
      * - Smoke E-Z - 26.75" (The Grain Silo)
      * - Lodge Sportsman Grill
      * - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
      * - Thermoworks ThermoPop
      * - Thermoworks Dot
      * - iGrill2 - 4 probes
      * - Favorite Beer - the cold one in my hand (craft beers of all flavors; haven't had a blue yummy in over 6 years) my tastes change with the season so it is difficult to name just a couple. However, I will occasionally have a vanilla porter float in the summer (Empyrean Vanilla Porter w/a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream) as I usually drink stouts & porters in the colder months, pale ales & IPAs in the warmer months. I have to add Not Your Father's Root Beer to beers I use for floats.
      * - Booze - I don't really have a favorite, but lean towards single malt Scotch & Irish whiskey
      * - Wines - Reds: mainly the heavy stuff mixed in with the occasional pinot noir ( I have yet to meet a malbec I didn't like); Whites: German & Nebraska (hey, I have to support the home team)
      * - Favorite Spice outlets - Frisco Spices in LaVista, NE (the local butcher supply shop); Volcanic Peppers in Bellevue, NE
      * - Current butchers: Just Good Meats & Fareway Foods

    I read the article earlier this morning and was wondering how this would stack up against the Komodo Kamado.


    • JCBBQ
      JCBBQ commented
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      18x24 grill surface...not so big. I know they make quality products, I'm just not seeing the value here. GMHO
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3709
    • Tennessee

    It is a pretty piece of machinery. Waaaayyyy out of my price range though.


    • Histrix
      Club Member
      • May 2016
      • 472
      • 757

      People buying that are probably using it alongside their $25,000 dollar Kalamazoo gas grill so of course they want matching appliances.


      • Huskee
        • May 2014
        • 15463
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
          • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
          • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          • Instant Pot 6qt
          • Anova Bluetooth SV
          • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
          • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
          • BBQ Dragon
          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        Pretty, but I'd bet a month of paychecks the brisket on my plate won't taste any better than on my 26" kettle/SnS or my SnS Kamado or my stickburner. And after all, isn't the food on our plates the reason why we do this?


        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          tbob4 lol!

        • hogdog6
          hogdog6 commented
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          tbob4. You couldn't be more correct. Every cook would be the best ever no matter how bad I screwed it up. Haha

        • tbob4
          tbob4 commented
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          Huskee - the real test of a cooker is this - if you put it on the monthly winners list would anyone pass it up? Oh - another question - if it performs really well would AR give it a gold bullion rating?
      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13669
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          Pizza insert
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          lots of probes.

        It's a beauty, but not $6 K worth of beauty...


        • Spinaker
          • Nov 2014
          • 10963
          • Land of Tonka
          • John "J R"
            Instagram: JRBowlsby
            Smokin' Hound Que
            Minnesota/ United States of America

            Dexter (Beagle mix)
            Kinnick (American Foxhound)

            Big Green Egg (Large) X3
            Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

            Karubeque C-60
            Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
            Lodge L410 Hibachi
            Pit Barrel Cooker
            Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
            R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

            Weber Spirit Gasser
            FireBoard (Base Package)
            Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
            Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)

            Big Green Egg Plate Setter
            Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
            Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

            Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
            Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

            Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
            Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
            Eggspander Kit X2
            Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

            Finex Cat Iron Line
            FireBoard Drive
            Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
            Grill Grates
            Joule Water Circulator
            KBQ Fire Grate

            Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
            Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
            Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
            Large Vortex
            Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
            Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
            Smithey No. 12
            Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
            Stargazer No.10, 12
            Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
            Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
            FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
            Kingsford Blue and White
            Rockwood Lump Charcoal
            Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

            Buck 119 Special
            Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

            Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
            Next Major Purchase
            Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

          Gorgeous! I'd take it, but I have other rigs id spend that money on first. It would be awesome to own though!


          • Pequod
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 480
            • Crozet, VA
            • Gear
              • Medium Konro

            For that price you can have a Komodo Kamado Big Bad 32. Which also comes with built in rotisserie, baking stone option, and four cooking levels. This offers none of that. Pass!


            • Pequod
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 480
              • Crozet, VA
              • Gear
                • Medium Konro

              So...how does this overpriced newbie with none of the features of a real Kamado get a section and the Komodo Kamado is relegated to a lowly thread in miscellaneous?

              Where’s my quid pro quo?




              2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

              We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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