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First Ciabattas 2010 on Kamado Smoker

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Bixmeister

First Ciabattas 2010 on Kamado Smoker

I just baked my first breads for 2010.   I hope all on the forum had a great year and holiday season.


Rather than labor through uploading etc.  I thought I would post a link to a forum that I just posted to.


Here is a link to my baking effort.   http://www.kamado.com/discus/messages/2/64406.html?1262544747


Bix


 

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flournwater

The "Kamado" was misnamed in the 60's and was often called a "Hibachi" (two entirely different cooking devices). Just about everyone in our neighborhood had one if they knew an Air Force flight crew member who could haul one back for them from the far east.  My Kamado wore out years ago.  I have been considering building a brick oven but now that I've seen your results with the Kamado I think I'll shop around to replace the one I wore out. 

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Bixmeister

I was considering buying/building a wood fired backyard oven  Then while googling I came upon the Kamado.com site.  I haven't regretted it.  I can bake pizza to perfection.  My bread tests confirm I can bake well with the Kamado-It has more room than a conventional oven and I can quickly fire it up and shut it down.  It is not a quick as gas however so I still use a ss grill also.


 


I have low and slow cooked many things-goose, duck, pork shoulder, brisket, turkey, prime rib, tenderloin, tri-tip etc.  It is very versatile.


There is an air controller from a website BBQGuru which allows me to control temperatures within 2º.


You can raise the temperature to 1000ºF for self cleaning.  There are many accesssories.


Bix

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flournwater

Here's a nostalgic link (for those of us old enough to see the 60's as nostalgic) on the subject.  Is your Kamado wood/charcoal fired or electric/gas fired?

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Bixmeister

The Kamado comes with a draft door in the bottom of same.  A gas insert can be purchased for temporarily replacing draft door.  The insert is a slide in burner.  Depending on what end temperature I desire i.e. 225º or 400º.  The higher the desired temperature the longer the insert flame.  If I want a temperature of 400º, I allow 6-8 minutes then replace insert with regular draft door.  By adjusting the opening at the top of the Kamado and the opening of the standard draft door the temperature can be controlled reasonably. Here are some links:   http://www.kamado.com/ http://kamado.com/gas.htm http://kamado.com/accessories.html

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LeadDog

Bix I saw on the Kamado forum that your tiles are coming off.  Did Kamado ever fix that for you?

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Bixmeister

The tiles are loose.  The tiles are separating in a sheet.  Richard Johnson, the owner of Kamado.com sent me details to a fix.  I am going to wait until Spring to fix the problem.  I still use the Kamado.


 


Bix