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  • Pequod
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    • Apr 2016
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    • Crozet, VA
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    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
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    • Oct 2014
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    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    #2
    Nice! What sizes are those? I'd love to have one, but just can't justify the cost, all things considered.

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    • Pequod
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      23 and 32
  • HawkerXP
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    • Jul 2016
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    #3
    Those are beautiful.

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

      #4
      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:

      https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...k-ceramic-tile

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      • Pequod
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        In remarkably good shape for a Richard Johnson kamado!
    • Thunder77
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      • 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

      #5
      Those are works of art as well as great cookers!

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      • Spinaker
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        • Nov 2014
        • 10681
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        #6
        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.

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        • 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
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        • Nov 2014
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        #7
        The photos are amazing! They are beautiful cooking beasts with the appropriate backdrop

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        • Mudkat
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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
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        • Oct 2019
        • 265
        • LA (Lower Alabama - gulf coast)

        #8
        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!

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        • 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
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        #9
        Nice miscellaneous kamados you have there.

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        • jgg85234
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 738
          • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
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          #10
          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,
          Jim

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          • 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

          #11
          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.

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          • Histrix
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 461
            • 757

            #12
            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.

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

              #13
              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
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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
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              • Feb 2017
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              #14
              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. 🙂

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              • Jon Liebers
                Club Member
                • May 2018
                • 198

                #15
                WOW! I have total MCE - Multiple Cooker Envy

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