Well I can't believe it but I actually won the contest this weekend. The Caldera worked great and put out a very good product. I placed 5th in Chicken, 4th in Ribs, 5th in Pork and 1st in Brisket and won Grand Champion. I ended up using modified KC Masterpiec sauce using a recipe that my Friend Rick Salmon from Kansas gave me.
Is the old saying it's not the cooker it's the cook true ? I don't know but it wasn't dificult operating the Caldera and there's not much of a learning curve to get it to perform.
I cooked all four meats in the Caldera. Two Butts, Two Briskets, Two racks of ribs and eight Chicken thighs. There was plenty of room. I finished the thighs off on a hot grill to crisp the skin a little.