Fundamentals

Great kamado cooking begins with a solid foundation. Learn how to master fundamental elements of fire, smoke, distance and surfaces to dial in control of your grill—and control of incredible flavor.

EXPLORE THE FUNDAMENTALS

 

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Fire is the single most important ingredient in successful kamado cooking—and is made from just three elements: oxygen, heat and fuel. Learn how to control them, and you’ll know how to control your fire.

KAMADO JOE’S INNOVATIVE GRILL DESIGN SIMPLIFIES AIR CONTROL. ADJUSTMENTS TO TOP AND BOTTOM VENTS MAKE IT EASY TO ADD AIR TO INCREASE HEAT, OR LIMIT AIR TO REDUCE HEAT.

 

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Smoke is the taste that can’t be mimicked or faked. It transforms even the most lowly of meats, adds complexity, makes a meal worth remembering. Because the Kamado Joe is charcoal-fueled, everything you cook in it will come away subtly changed by smoke, no matter which technique you use. Smoke is the flavor we’re all chasing.

DESIGNED TO MAKE THE MOST OF SMOKE, KAMADO JOE’S EFFICIENT DESIGN GIVES YOU FREEDOM TO IMPART FLAVOR WITH JUST CHARCOAL OR WITH CHARCOAL AND WOOD CHIPS OR CHUNKS.

 

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Perhaps your first lesson about fire, heat and distance came from the great childhood s’more. Maybe you were patient in the pursuit of the ideal golden glow and you held your marshmallow high over the fire, waiting. Maybe you craved the crispy char of a blackened outside so you zipped yours in and out of the flame. Whatever path you chose to marshmallow bliss, the lessons learned about proximity to flame apply for your kamado, too.

KAMADO JOE’S GAME-CHANGING DIVIDE & CONQUER COOKING SYSTEM NOT ONLY MAKES IT EASY TO CONTROL PRECISE DISTANCE FROM FIRE, IT ALSO ALLOWS VARIOUS COMBINATIONS FOR MULTI-LEVEL COOKING.

 

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Think of Kamado Joe cooking surfaces like your kitchen’s pots and pans.Or like your most essential tools. Different materials (cast iron, stainless steel, ceramic stone) hold and transfer heat in unique ways. Finding the right heat transfer—from flame to surface to food—is the key to achieving a perfect finish, no matter what you’re cooking.

FROM THICK STEAK TO FLAKY FISH, KAMADO JOE’S RANGE OF COOKING SURFACES OFFER THE IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR ANY CHOICE OF PROTEIN OR VEGETABLE.