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Old 12-03-2013, 08:12 AM
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...again just starting the journey….

I plan on sourcing the materials locally so can I not just get the chimney I want…?
If you build from scratch, yes. If you buy one of their ovens, no. I wanted to swap the double wall with single wall and pay the difference when I purchased the Casa 2G90, but for some reason, FB would not allow that.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:51 PM
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So one thing I wanted to build, since FB will not sell one to you, was an insulated door. I bought 1/8" sheet metal from a local supplier, and with some leftover insulation, and a good friend who has about every tool in his shop, came up with this. Has 2" of insulation and we welded a stainless steel nut on the outside to secure the thermometer.

It is not done, still needs the wooden handles, final grinding to fit and paint, but I noticed that the oven is now about 50 degrees hotter in the morning after making pizza.

Sorry about the lack of pictures, but it was around 30 degrees that day and we worked outside. This was taken in his back room before welding. I will try to post a more finished picture soon.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:57 PM
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We've not had the time or weather to continue work on the stone veneer, but we have had time to fire it up and make some pizza on a few occasions! Have had 3 different people tell me this is the best pizza they've ever had. I don't disagree!
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:32 PM
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Here's a fairly recent picture. We now have the Kamado Joe in place, but need to work on getting it set a little lower. Hopefully will be nice this weekend and I'll be able to do that and take an update picture.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:36 AM
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Made a smoked mac and cheese side dish from a recipe on the Kamado Joe youtube page. Smoked with apple and pecan wood, this was epic. Best mac and cheese I ever had.

Hopefully the weather gets better this weekend so we can continue stone veneer work.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:21 PM
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Can't believe that after 3+ weeks of work, finally got around to putting in the remaining stone veneer that I picked up a while ago....only to realize that they gave me the wrong stye stone! Same color, just not the stacked stone. This had a more irregular border. We were able to work with it and finish the side of the wood fired oven, but will be returning the rest this week. Sets me back another 2 weeks or so before I can continue work. Can you tell the difference in the top and bottom stone here?
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:19 PM
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It's pretty subtle. It looks good, why return the product?
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It is finely balanced. Not sure what the issue is. There is an argument to be made about form and function I suppose. It looks good to me.
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I can only wish my stone work will look this irregular...............your guests will be more interested in what is cooking in the oven!
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Sorry guys, I forgot to mention that in order to get it to match as well as we did, we had to grind the top and bottom of each piece of veneer to remove the irregular edges and closely stack them. It will be too much work to have to do that to every single piece of stone.

A picture is worth a thousand words, here is the link to the canyon ledge stone we have been using, and the country ledge that we got this last time. Hopefully, that shows the difference a little better.

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