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Re: Vision Kamado Owners Thread - Available @ Costco

Post by jeffsmith » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:15 pm

mumblecrunch wrote:Agree that the divide and conquer looks awesome, but I thought that the KJ stuff doesn't fit as well in a Vision -- something about the grills rocking a little when the KJ deflector is in because of the gauge of the KJ and there not being any cutouts in the Vision firebowl. That may have only applied to the original KJ deflector or I may have misunderstood something.
My grill doesn't rock at all when on the original KJ heat deflector. It can slide around slightly if you're not careful, but for low and slow and pizza cooks, it works great.

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Post by GAM » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:19 pm

I'm with Aaron on the GB.

I use fire bricks right under my bottom grill, on the side of the fire bowl and 2 in the center. Sit the grill on the bricke and you loose an inch of dome space. My Visson is the 16" one YMMV.

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Post by dexter » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:42 pm

Another option is craycort, if you want something like a flag top, I have one that is split in pot three equals peices that are interchangeable.

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Re: Vision Kamado Owners Thread - Available @ Costco

Post by chalmers » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:46 pm

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chalmers wrote:Thanks! Couldn't find that one, but did find this, looks cool (once in stock): http://www.bbqs.com/classic-joe-flexibl ... -rack.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I wouldn't hold your breath on that one. I've been waiting at least four months and it's not come in stock.
http://www.bbqs.com/classic-joe-flexibl ... -rack.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Appears to be in stock now, but now with the caveat that it doesn't include the grills (maybe you knew that, but I don't remember it being mentioned specifically previously)... I can find the griddle and cast iron grills on their site ($35 per half), but no SS grill. From checking several other online stores (http://www.firecraft.com/product/kamado ... ck-kj-fcr/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, http://www.authenteak.com/kamado-joe-fl ... -rack.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, http://www.bbqland.co.uk/kj-fcr-classic ... -rack.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;), I feel like all you get for $45 is the wire rings and stand, no deflector, grill, or anything else. Sounds like it'll add up in a hurry, and more than I want to invest currently.

Earlier today, I went into the Kamado Joe dealer in Halifax, and the full or (new this year) split deflector kit was $65. I axed them to also price me out the equivalent to the full Divide & Conquer system (split deflector and adjustable grills). Also sent emails to the other KJ dealers in NS, looking for the same. Will report back with my findings.

I see this is $45US, but suspect it doesn't include the grills. http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/KJFCR.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by jeffsmith » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:49 pm

Thanks for the investigative work. I did see that bit about the grills not being included and decided against it for the time being. Not a good deal at all.

Please do keep me in the loop with what you hear back from the NS dealers. I'm in no rush at all, but I'd be willing to invest a decent amount of money in a setup that gets me easy and tidy two zone cooking.

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Post by chalmers » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:09 pm

Will do. Got off my ass and prepped the dead propane grill for curb-side donation (think of the spot on the sidewalk in "How I Met Your Mother", that's what happens in Spryfield), not before ripping off the perfectly-good propane regulator, dial thermometer, and the small ceramic deflector briquettes I'd used to try and reduce flare-ups. Worked like a charm this evening as I did drumsticks (direct) and mac & cheese (indirect) on the grill. Would like a fancier setup, but this worked quite well, and I'll keep at it until something else comes along.

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Post by Jimmy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:28 pm

Built this table today, it's all cedar.

Left an overhang on it so I can cut a circular shape out so it forms to the grill, but still not sure if I'm going to do that or not.

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Post by LeafMan66_67 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:31 pm

Looks good!
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Post by RubberToe » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:14 pm

That's nice, great job! It looks too handy to cut a hole in.
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Post by Jimmy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:41 pm

RubberToe wrote:That's nice, great job! It looks too handy to cut a hole in.
Wasn't going to cut a hole IN it, just cut a bit of the end out so it snugs up against the grill.
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Post by James » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:39 am

I saw this Kamodo Pro on Saturday, not sure if anyone is looking but it seemed like a decent sale...it was a floor model though.

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Post by Jimmy » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:26 pm

Jimmy wrote:Built this table today, it's all cedar.

Left an overhang on it so I can cut a circular shape out so it forms to the grill, but still not sure if I'm going to do that or not.

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Post by LeafMan66_67 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:23 pm

I'm seeing some rumblings on a kamado forum that Costco may not carry the Vision this year. Anyone else heard anything?
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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:12 pm

I sort of got that impression from some things I saw on here. Dunno if it was anything in particular or just a feeling
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Post by mattvincent24 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:36 am

anyone see the Louisiana grills that replaced the visions at Canadian Tire? thinking of picking one up.

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Post by Jimmy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:45 am

I haven't seen anything on them, but it looks very similar to the Auplex Kamado which has been out for some time now:

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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:14 am

How much are they?
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Post by Jimmy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:21 am

CorneliusAlphonse wrote:How much are they?
$799

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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:22 am

Sorry, I meant how much are they at Costco.
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Post by Jimmy » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:31 am

CorneliusAlphonse wrote:Sorry, I meant how much are they at Costco.
Not sure if Costco is selling them?
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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:47 am

oooops, misread mattvincent24's post, thought he was saying they were being sold at costco. thanks for patiently responding :lol:
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Post by mattvincent24 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:53 am

I wonder if the heat diffusion stone is included (like the Vision). I'd like you go have a look at one but the nearest Canadian tire is an hour and a half way.

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Post by mattvincent24 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:58 pm

just to let everyone know, the vision grills are on clearance at Canadian tire though not advertised. i just picked one up still in the box (not floor model) for $549. there are two in stock in truro, and a few here in NL.

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Post by Jimmy » Sat May 23, 2015 10:48 am

Taking my Vision Kamado back to costco today. The past couple of times I've used it, the ceramic has been breaking away inside of the grill..sort of "popping" little chunks out all over the place. I went in yesterday and picked up a return authorization for a full refund, 3 years after I purchased it - fairly impressed that costco is honoring that warranty 3 years after purchase.

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Re: Vision Kamado Owners Thread - Available @ Costco

Post by dexter » Sat May 23, 2015 3:37 pm

Was it in Dartmouth? If not someone was trying to buy a used one off the floor by the membership area!

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