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  • Pequod
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 480
    • Crozet, VA
    • Gear
      • Komodo Kamado 23" Ultimate
      • Komodo Kamado 32" Big Bad
      • Medium Konro

    Komodo Kamado

    The king of kamados falls under “Other Kamados and Misc”. How quaint.

    Well, let there at least be a thread dedicated to these beasts. Starting with this:
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  • Mosca
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 3500
    • PA
    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    Nice! What sizes are those? I'd love to have one, but just can't justify the cost, all things considered.


    • Pequod
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      23 and 32
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5666
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    Those are beautiful.


    • Jim White
      Club Member
      • Sep 2019
      • 557
      • Gainesville, FL

      Very nice. And to have two? That must be so much fun!

      I'm an orphan of sorts, since the original Kamado company isn't around. Here's a post I did on my beast:



      • Pequod
        Pequod commented
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        In remarkably good shape for a Richard Johnson kamado!
    • Thunder77
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2777
      • Halethorpe, MD
      • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

      Those are works of art as well as great cookers!


      • Spinaker
        • Nov 2014
        • 10681
        • 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

        Ah, yes, my White Whale! I will have a pair of these as well. Just need to move first! I think the biggest I will go is the Big Bad 32". Then I think I would get the table top 23" for a built in as well. Who doesn't want a model to sear with as well.

        I think I would get the matte black tiles for the finish.

        Your collection looks amazing. Thanks for starting this, I certainly agree that these need their own thread.


        • Spinaker
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          That might work! Craigar

        • Pequod
          Pequod commented
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          The BB32 is the best of the bunch in my opinion. Perfect blend of size and flexibility.

        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          Exactly what I was thinking. The 42” is, and I can’t believe I am saying this, but, a little too big. 😂
      • tbob4
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 2391
        • Chico, CA
        • BBQ's
          California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
          California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
          Santa Maria Grill
          Vision Grill

          Sierra Nevada IPA


        The photos are amazing! They are beautiful cooking beasts with the appropriate backdrop


        • Mudkat
          Mudkat commented
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          My thoughts exactly

        • Pequod
          Pequod commented
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          Alas, I am moving in February so the backdrop will change. But the surrounding area in the foothills of the Blue Ridge is beautiful.
      • Alphonse
        Club Member
        • Oct 2019
        • 265
        • LA (Lower Alabama - gulf coast)

        Originally posted by Pequod View Post
        The king of kamados falls under “Other Kamados and Misc”. How quaint.

        Well, let there at least be a thread dedicated to these beasts. Starting with this:
        Thanks for starting the thread! I believe it should have its own category but meanwhile this will get it started.

        I have been studying these since midsummer and hope to put one in my arsenal one of these days. I let another grill purchase get in the way in the past few weeks and the KK may have to wait a bit but I have full intentions of having one of the 32" Bad Boys.

        Your grills are gorgeous and I cannot imagine having two!


        • Pequod
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          Just remember, pebbles cook better than tiles.

        • Alphonse
          Alphonse commented
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          Yes, I remember you schooled me on that before! I have taken it to heart.
      • Attjack
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 4094
        • Primo XL
          Weber 26"
          Weber 22"
          Weber 22"
          Weber 18"
          Weber Jumbo Joe
          Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
          Weber Smokey Joe
          Orion Smoker

          DigiQ DX2
          Slow 'N Sear XL
          Arteflame 26.75" Insert

          Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
          - With Rear Infrared Burner
          - With Infrared Sear Burner
          - With Rotisserie
          Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
          Weber Spirit 210
          - With Grillgrates
          ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
          Weber Q2200

          Blackstone Pizza Oven

          Portable propane burners (3)
          Propane turkey Fryer

          Fire pit grill

        Nice miscellaneous kamados you have there.


        • jgg85234
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 738
          • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
          • *Cooking Equipment
            Kamado Joe Classic in Eucalyptus Table (2016)
            Kamado Joe Joetisserie (2017)
            Weber 22.5" Kettle (K Date Code - 1988) Wooden handles/wood side table
            Adrenaline BBQ Company Slow n Sear #61
            Adrenaline BBQ Company Drip n Griddle
            Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5" (2014)
            Flame Boss 200
            Thermapen MK4 (Red)
            Thermopop (Red)
            Thermoworks TW8060 with grill and meat probes
            *Favorite Whisky - Knockando Speyside Single Malt
            *Favorite Red Wine - Clos du Bois Marlstone
            *Favorite White Wine - Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay
            *Favorite Beer - Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar in the US) frisch vom fass
            *Favorites to grill - New York Strips or Top Sirloins, pizzas are fun too
            *Favorites to smoke - Baby Back or St. Louis Ribs, Pork Butts, Standing Rib Roast, Strip Loin Roast, Tri-Tip, Chicken, Turkey, Pork Loin, Cornish Hens

          Those are beauts. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the king of kamados. It’s just that not so many people can afford to own one, let alone a brace of them.

          Mustang owner’s groups are far more populated than Bugatti Owner’s groups too.

          Besides, if everyone owned one we wouldn’t all be jealous.

          Best regards,


          • Pequod
            Pequod commented
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            A brace. I like that. Fits better than “herd” or “gaggle,”
        • hogdog6
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 568
          • Liberty, Utah

          Thanks for pics and the new thread. I'm going to be watching this one. I love KK's and hoping to see more. When I grow up I too would like a couple of those bad boys.


          • Histrix
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 461
            • 757

            What... Kalamazoo doesn't have its own channel under gas grills??

            I couldn't even tell you the last time I looked at what all the "Channels" categories were (before tonight). I'm the type that just hits the "Recent Posts" a couple times a day and does a quick scroll to see what interests me.


            • Pequod
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 480
              • Crozet, VA
              • Gear
                • Komodo Kamado 23" Ultimate
                • Komodo Kamado 32" Big Bad
                • Medium Konro

              Some additional pics of the 32 in action. Perfect size for two 14” pizzas, two loaves of ciabatta, or spinning multiple items at once.
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              But the 23 is no slouch either. I give you tea smoked duck and a double smoked glazed ham.
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              • Spinaker
                Spinaker commented
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                This thing is so awesome!

              • hogdog6
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                I'm in love... or lust, hard to tell.
                They are truly a beautiful pair.

              • holehogg
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                Man Meat Machine.
            • Mudkat
              Club Member
              • Feb 2017
              • 2089
              • At a river near me, MD
              • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
                Weber 22" Kettel
                Weber Smokey Joe (2)
                One Grill 45" Rotisserie
                Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
                Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
                Cast Iron 9" Skillet
                Cast Iron 12" Skillet
                Weber 22 Grill Grates
                Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

              Great cooks and pics. There's a sense of an ancient art of cooking when looking at these two cookers. I want to photo shop in a panda and some bamboo shoots in the background of these pics. 🙂


              • Jon Liebers
                Club Member
                • May 2018
                • 198

                WOW! I have total MCE - Multiple Cooker Envy




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