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swamprb
10-19-2008, 10:22 AM
I'm into restoring clay Kamados and particularly interested in the old Japanese pots. Here are a few before and afters for ya!

Medium Imperial Kamado

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2501.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2568.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2570.jpg

Taiwanese "Big Green Egg"

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2315.jpg

Japanese Sakura Kamado

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2276.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2286.jpg

Japanese "Hibachi Pot" Medium

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2681.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2814.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2812.jpg

Japanese "Fuji Kamado" Medium made by Noritake China

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2899.jpg

Family portrait

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2961.jpg

Second Annual Evergreen Eggfest Demo

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/PNW%20Eggfest1/PNW%20Eggfest2/100_2937.jpg

Large Japanese Imperial Kamado and my Eggfest Large BGE

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ceramics/100_2959.jpg

Brian
Midnight Ramblers BBQ

Fatback Joe
10-19-2008, 10:26 AM
Very nice work!!

californiasmokin
10-19-2008, 10:34 AM
Beautiful Brian,
Are they hard to find,expensive?

californiasmokin
10-19-2008, 10:37 AM
I like your cooking table too!
Did you make it yourself or make mods to it?

Butt Lover's
10-19-2008, 10:42 AM
Very cool :) I love ceramic cookers. Nice collection.

swamprb
10-19-2008, 10:45 AM
Beautiful Brian,
Are they hard to find,expensive?

I'm always trollin' craigslist for these, $40 is the most I've paid and have gotten a few for free. Most of these are almost 40 years old. I modified a BGE Cypress table to fit the two, then added fold down tables on the ends. I'm looking for a 6' Stainless steel prep table to mount them in (someday)

californiasmokin
10-19-2008, 10:54 AM
Where is the Evergreen Eggfest held?

SmokyOkie
10-19-2008, 11:01 AM
Way 2 cool Brian! What do you do to replace worn out and broken ceramic parts?

Fatback Joe
10-19-2008, 11:26 AM
I'm always trollin' craigslist for these, $40 is the most I've paid and have gotten a few for free.

How much do you figure you spend in restoration?

swamprb
10-19-2008, 05:34 PM
Where is the Evergreen Eggfest held?

It was at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah WA, east of Seattle
Check out the eggheadforum for upcoming Eggfests, its the best way to get a reduced price BGE.


Way 2 cool Brian! What do you do to replace worn out and broken ceramic parts?

JB-Weld and Furnace cement. I used this repair link.
http://imperialkamado.com/i_faq.htm#Rejuvenation%20of%20Your%20Kamado:


How much do you figure you spend in restoration?

It all depends on the condition of the Kamado, fireboxes take the most time, its like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, and sometimes a piece is missing and I have to build up the area with furnace cement. Each one has been a different fix. A few cans of spray paint, a few tubes of JB-Weld, I can do a few repairs with a quart of furnace cement, the $$$pendy parts are replacing the slide draft door if its rusted out, the Big Green Egg slide draft door are stainless steel @ $40 a pop. But mostly its time consuming.

californiasmokin
10-28-2008, 11:08 PM
Found this on craigslist.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/clt/892357511.html

There is a couple in san jose for sale but not as good of condition as the one pictured and none of them were forty bucks:roflmaoha0:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/hsh/892422574.html

SmokyOkie
10-29-2008, 10:47 AM
The second one looks like it was totally broken to pieces and glued back together. I'd be leery if that is a couple big cracks on the front.

californiasmokin
10-29-2008, 12:38 PM
The second one looks like it was totally broken to pieces and glued back together. I'd be leery if that is a couple big cracks on the front.

Thanks Tim,
I am not in the market.It was just one of those things that peaked my interest so I thought I would do a little research and posted what was available locally versus his area and the prices.I want to build another drum.

SmokyOkie
10-29-2008, 02:04 PM
Thanks Tim,
I am not in the market.It was just one of those things that peaked my interest so I thought I would do a little research and posted what was available locally versus his area and the prices.I want to build another drum.


Won't impress the neighbors as much, but prolly a better investment.

swamprb
10-30-2008, 09:34 AM
Found this on craigslist.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/clt/892357511.html

There is a couple in san jose for sale but not as good of condition as the one pictured and none of them were forty bucks:roflmaoha0:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/hsh/892422574.html

The first one has been for sale off and on in the Seattle craigslist, he wants way too much for it. The second one is a Sakura Kamado, that has been repaired and modded. The research I've done on these and I have both of these Kamados is that they were prone to cracking when the draft plug was used to shut down the coals, the clay pot contracts and they crack with the plug inserted, thats where the slide damper came in. My Hibachi Pot was cracked in the same area, and after trolling through the Kamado.com archives, I spotted many in that condition. I'm at a crossroads as to whether to keep mine original or but a BGE slider on them.