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Kamado style grills?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by retfr8flyr, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. retfr8flyr

    retfr8flyr Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anyone else interested in a sub section for Kamado style grills? I think it would be a good addition to the forum if we grouped all the question about Kamado grills in one section. We have sections for many other subjects, why not Kamado grills? I know there are already forums dedicated to them but I think it would be nice for anyone wanting information on them, on this forum, to be able to find it in one spot.
  2. cooker613

    cooker613 Meat Mopper

    I certainly am. I think that’s great idea
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They fall under the charcoal section along with the Webers and such.

  4. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Meat Mopper

    I agree that it's a great idea. I've had to go to Kamado Guru for info, would be nice to have a Kamado section here, I have an old Richard Johnson K5 that I'm restoring.
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  5. Smokininidaho: that K5 is sick! I have never seen one of those before. What year is that from?
  6. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Meat Mopper

    Somewhere around 1995 I believe.
  7. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I never knew that Kamado was a Richard Johnson K5. You've answered a question I've had for a while.

    We had friends, who have since moved, who were given one. They never got the hang of low n slow, but they nailed hot n fast. It weighed a TON!
  8. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Meat Mopper

    Richard Johnson was the owner back then, K5 is just the model #. This one weighs in just over 400lbs. and was a pain to load into my truck. Kamado style cookers originated in Japan I believe. Lots of copies out there now like the Big Green Egg, Akorn by Chargriller and more. They made a K7 model also which was over 500lbs. These are excellent smokers and grills and fuel misers. Here's a pic of a K7.

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018