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What Brand Of Egg Type Smoker Is This

 
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edntampa



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29 11 9:16 am    Post subject: What Brand Of Egg Type Smoker Is This Reply with quote



I bought (Stole) this from Sams Club last summer . I was wondering if anyone knows the brand name it is.

It was a floor model that i got for $350. I have used it a number of times. It is awesome.

This issue i have is that it did not come with a Fire Box like the "Big Green Egg" comes with. Does anyone know if i continue to use it without the fire box if i will damage it?

Thanks for your help,

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29 11 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a Black Pearl Ceramic Kamado Grill and Smoker. They sell them at Costco. They have it listed for $800, I'd say you did steal it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30 11 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you use it without one, yes. Would I, no. You most likely will destroy the kamado without one. The firebox plays a pretty significant role in keeping your kamado in one piece. The firebox insulates the outside shell from the high heat of the direct fire. Without it the protection, the shell may not heat evenly and crack due to rapid expansion.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30 11 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep you slole it Laughing our local sutherlands hardware store has been selling them and they are up in the $1,200.00 or more Shocked nice lookin cookers from what i can tell,, i wouldnt mind having one but i sure cant afford the price tag Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31 11 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy the firebox and ring grate.

http://www.bbqgrillstore.net/bbq-grills-kamado-king-firebox-with-grate_110541114013_US_bbqgrillstore.net%2BBlack+Pearl+Ceramic+Kamado+Firebox.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31 11 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what you're looking at:
http://reviews.costco.com/2070/11543971/buyers-pick-black-pearl-ceramic-kamado-grill-and-smoker-reviews/reviews.htm


Also looks similar to this model:

http://www.amazon.com/Primo-779-Ceramic-Kamado-Charcoal/dp/B004INGDF6/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301558847&sr=8-1-fkmr1
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31 11 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the pictures the black pearl is smooth and the Primo isn't as textured.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31 11 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember seeing one painted green almost exactly like that at Academy last summer. I remember looking at the wheels on the cart and the large thermometer. I thought there was a discussion on here about it. Most of the round large kamado's use a similar sized firebox. You just need to make sure that there is room for air to circulate between the firebox and shell.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the feedback so far. Still confused on the brand name. No big deal. An egg is an egg is an egg. Smile

Also, thanks for the links to the fire boxes. Wow, they sure are proud of them... Not sure i will be spending $149 plus $50 to ship. I will figure out another way to get the lump off the bottom.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you cram a few terracotta pots in there? Or line it with quarry tiles?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to do any high temp searing of steaks or piza making, the firebox is probably worth the investment to operate the thing correctly rather than cause a $350 egg to turn into a sculpture. The firebox provides the correct air circulation around the perimeter of the egg and up through the firegrate to retain heat, protect the shell, etc. Without the firebox and grate it's only a small UDS that isn't a drum.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="edntampa"]I will figure out another way to get the lump off the bottom [quote/]

Or do what I did and find a local fab shop with hungry employees. Feed them some good Q and get a HUGE discount on what you need fabbed up Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A ceramic fab shop?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not just the bottom you need to protect, it's also the sides. The newer two piece fireboxes for round komado's are two pieces, a side and a bottom. You could take firebricks and affix them in a circular pattern to form your own. There is a lot of info on fixing cracked fireboxes with epoxy and wire and you could probably take that knowledge and use it on the bricks to build your own. One thing to keep in mind is you need to allow for an air intake. For an elevated grate, you could make a UDS style charcoal basket that would sit above the bottom fire brick. This should save you from having to have anything fabricated. Plus, who doesn't love the simplicity of the UDS basket?

For a great thread on restoration and idea's on ceramic fabrication, google the following:

**Imperial Kamado** CL Score/Restoration Project

Good luck and post some pics of what you come up with!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basset Hound wrote:
For an elevated grate, you could make a UDS style charcoal basket that would sit above the bottom fire brick.
B.H.


Kinda like that! Laughing
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