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Turn Your Akorn Kamado into a Pellet Grill with BBQube Pellet Conversion Kit

Posted by Daz on 9/10/2019 to New Products
We all love our Akorn Kamado. It's probably best bang for your buck in the sea of Kamado grills. But have you ever wondered what it is like to convert it into a pellet grill to take the advantage of both world? A well-insulated grill equipped with automatic fire start and temperature control? Plus the advantage of wide choice of wood pellets and cleaner burn. 
Well, we put one to test by adapting a pellet grill sender unit onto our Akorn grill. The result was AMAZING! It performed flawlessly with steady temperature, though some pellet feeding rate needs to be adjusted. The grill maintained 250 degrees for nearly 6 hours and the smoked ribs were juicey and flavorful. 
We are making production prototypes as of now and will update when we have more stories to tell. So come back in a couple of weeks and we should have a new post with the new product!
BBQube Akorn Kamado Pellet Conversion Kit is Patent Pending!

Slow-smoked Huli Huli Chicken with TempMaster Pro and Weber Go-Anywhere at the Beach (Off-grid)

Posted by Daz on 5/27/2019 to Smoking All Day
Do you have to compromise when grilling in small portable grills like Weber Go-Anywhere? Well, not with out TempMaster Pro controller which can keep your Weber GA temperature rocksteady for hours without human involvement. We smoked some Hawaiian Huli Huli chicken at the beach last week and the result is just amazing. We picked up small cornish hen chickens from Costco, marinaded it with Huli Huli sauce overnight (or any other marinades of your choice). Next day we roll up to the beach with our portable smoker setup and surfed while the chicken was being smoked. Check out our video on these minimum-effort slow-smoked chicken. The camper battery box can carry all controller accessories and provide 20+ of cooking time with one full charge.

slow smoked huli huli chicken with tempmaster pro and weber go anywhere

8 ft Extra Long Wire Meat Probe, Steak Probe Responsiveness, for TempMaster Pro, ThermoPro and iGrill thermometers.

Posted by Daz on 5/23/2019
We've been asked about these long wire probes for the XL and larger kamado grills. We finally got around to it and get some made. It features 6' long heavy duty braided stainless mesh wires, steak probe tip (more than 5 times faster than OEM probes), 6" long probe body with half inch laser markings, and BBQube EZ-Grip plugs. Cool huh? It's only $19.95! Order it now on our website. 

8 feet long wire food probe for bbqube, igrill and thermos-pro

Cooking Store-Bought Pizza in Akorn Kamado - Temperature Settings and Fire Startup

Posted by Daz on 5/19/2019 to Beginner's Guide to BBQ
Recently we had a discussion about cooking pizza in a Kamado grill. The debate was about at what temperature should we cook our pizzas. Some say high temperature cooked pizza (650+ degrees) is the holy grail of pizza baking, that's with freshly made dough. Well, it is a skill to brag but not many of us have the time, patient and proper tools to make it that way. I love pizza and I've made thousands of pizzas while working at a Greek joint as a cook. You can cook any pizza, store bought or freshly made, at 450 degrees, to its perfection. Below are two pizzas cooked at two different degrees, both are Newman's thin crust, one cooked around 550 stone temperature and second around 450. You can see the results yourself. The 550 one got bottom cooked within 3~4 minutes while the top took 7 minutes. But the one cooked at 450 was baked perfectly.
For thin crust, it doesn't matter if it's store made dough or hand made, if the stone is over 600 degrees, you'll have to lift the dough up from the stone before the top turns brown. Yea dough comes many different ways and Neapolitan pizza is the holy grail of the pizza, but you can cook them at lower temp for the same results, just more consistently. The real goal to cook pizza right is the heat penetration from both sides should reach the middle at the same time. 

First Pizza, Newman's Four Cheeses. 
cooking pizza akorn kamado tempmaster pro

TempMaster Pro is "No Overshoots" BBQ Temperature Controller for Any Types of Enclosed Grills

Posted by Daz on 5/12/2019 to Beginner's Guide to BBQ
People have settled for "overshoots" by smoker controllers for so long. We even get used to come back and adjust fan damper after initial fire start. But with the awesome all-new TempMaster Pro temperature controller, there is NO overshoot and you don't need to come back until your food is ready. It has different program for different types of grills. But why nobody is trying to make it better for so long? 

TempMaster Pro Grill Temperature Graph

Total "Hands-Off" BBQ Session with TempMaster Pro Temperature Controller and Char-Griller Akorn Kamado for Some Amazingly Smoked Ribs

Posted by Daz on 5/7/2019 to Smoking All Day
Nobody wants to eat electric oven broiled ribs over slow and low smoked BBQ ribs. But many are reluctant to use a charcoal smoker because they think it's too much of a hassle to maintain the temperature. TempMaster Pro automatic smoker temperature controller is designed for those who have never smoked meats and can turn them into instant BBQ gurus. With our controller, you only have to touch the grill once to start the fire and put the meat in. Three hours later, as shown in this video, you'll have a last-meal quality BBQ ribs with minimum efforts. Enjoy!

Total hands off BBQ with TempMaser Pro and Akorn Kamado Grill

Red Box/Backwoods Cabinet Smoker and TempMaster Pro Controller Are Now Paired

Posted by Daz on 4/4/2019 to Smoking All Day
It was last year in Nashville where we first met Mark and his beautiful Red Box Cabinet Smoker. We also met Chase from Backwoods Smokers, whose factory manufactured all these cabinet smokers. Both are great guys and we enjoyed talking to each other for three days at the show (our booths were next to each other). We were not familiar with cabinet smokers so when Mark asked us to take one back for testing we were really stoked. 
We went to work immediately and made an adapter for the lower vent. We also sealed off most of the vents on the back to keep the airflow tightly controlled by the TempMaster Pro. The result is very good! The cabinet smoker gradually approached 225 degrees with no overshoot and stayed at 225 throughout the whole 6 hours of cooking. We'll soon be releasing the adapter for Red Box/Backwoods Cabinet smokers. Stay tuned.

tempmaster controlling red box cabinet smoker

Akorn Kamado 22" Searing Tray, Half Moon, Waterjet Stainless

Posted by Daz on 4/3/2019 to New Products

Akorners, Here is a half moon searing tray we made today for the Akorn 22" kamado. waterjet stainless steel. Cooked some Ahi (tuna) belly and it worked like a champ. It sits on top of two lips in the charcoal bowl and it holds plenty of coal. It's about 3.5" from the bottom of the tray to the lower side of the grate. We may make a stainless grate with hinged side to work this tray. Stay tuned. Should have something for purchase in a month or so. Gonna do some more testing on it.

akorn kamado searing tray

Turn Your Weber Go-Anywhere into a Precise Charcoal Smoker with TempMaster Pro Grill Controller

Posted by Daz on 4/3/2019 to Beginner's Guide to BBQ
As an avid camper (in a '76 Westy!), Weber Go-Anywhere is my weapon of choice when It comes to outdoor cooking. The compact, durable and super versatile little grill provides enough cooking space to feed a family of four. After we finalized the TempMaster Pro temperature controller, I started to convert the weber Go-Anywhere into a smoker. We added selection for WeberGA/Smokey Joe control algorithm in the menu, made a very unique heat deflector and fabricated a lower vent adapter. The result is amazing ribs with minimum efforts and fuel. The picture below shows the baby back ribs that was cooked in a Weber Go-Anywhere and controlled by the TempMaster controller. Click "Read More" to check out the short video we made.

weber go anywhere smoking ribs

The EASIEST way to start smoking with your Kamado Joe Classic and TempMaster Pro Temperature Controller

Posted by Daz on 3/28/2019 to Beginner's Guide to BBQ
In this vlog, we'll show you how easy it is to start smoking with your Kamado Joe Classic grill and TempMaster Pro controller. Many controllers require you to start the fire and let the controller kick in after grill temperature rises to a certain degree, not with TempMaster Pro. All you have to do is to lit a corner of the charcoal, set the target temperature on the TempMaster, and let the controller to bring up the grill temperature to the preset target. It's that simple!

Handy Battery Power Box for TempMaster Pro BBQ controller

Posted by Daz on 3/22/2019

Hi Everyone, it has been a couple of weeks since our last post. We went the HPBExpo in Dallas and had a lot interests from other grill makers. So we were busy following up with that. Today, we finally get around to write up about the camper power box for our TempMaster controller. We found these 12V Li-ion battery packs from Amazon works great (6000 mAh for 15+ hrs) and can be charged with our AC adapter for the controller. The box now can hold the controller, battery, vent hose and 3 probes. The carrying box is CNC cut out of Plano Ammo Box (Made in USA!) with cutouts on the side for hose and probes. Now you can do ribs in a weber go anywhere for 4-5 hours unattended. Let me know if you have any questions. Here in Hawaii there is no power at camp grounds, so I made this box with a 12v UPS backup battery in it to power the controller off grid. But I found I use it all the time even at home. The Lead Acid battery was heavier and required a car battery charger to charge. But now with the Li-ion battery this box can pack all the accessories, just grab 'n go! It's available on our website at BBQube.us

Aloha and happy Smoking!

BBQube is going to HPBExpo 2019 in Dallas! Booth 1927

Posted by Daz on 3/9/2019 to New Products
BBQube crew will be attending our 4th HPBExpo in Dallas, Mar 14-16, 2019. Yes that's next week and we're excited to announce our first automatic kamado grill with full automatic temperature control. Our Vest Award winning controller is now fully integrated with modern stainless steel kamado grills called "Smart-O-Matic Kamado Grills". Find us at Booth #1927. We're across hallway from the Weber grill company.

BBQube attending HPBExpo 2019 Dallas Booth #1927

Turn Your Akorn Kamado into an Italian Pizza Oven with Kamado Pizza Ring

Posted by Daz on 2/28/2019 to Smoking All Day
Everyone loves those brick oven baked crunchy Italian style pizza! With an increasing number of gourmet frozen pizza selections from names like California Pizza Kitchen, Newman's and others, you can easily cook some best tasting pizza with your Akorn kamado and our Pizza Ring at the comfort of your home. Check out our video from a lunch cookout we did recently. It's fast, convenient and best of all, crunchy dough!