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KyleOH 02-01-2013 09:45 PM

Akorn madness
 
Hey guys thanks to the site I decided to get the akorn. I read nothing but good about it. I picked it up at lowes came home and built it then fired it up. I cleaned everything and oiled it up then let it bake off. I later made some delicious steaks and potatoes. Not satisfied as I never am, I ordered a guru for it over night for this weekends 18hr brisket smoke. I could not be happier! After 5 hours the pit is holding 225 like a champ and it is -15 with wind chill tonight. Thanks for helping me spend in all the right places brethren!



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KyleOH 02-01-2013 09:56 PM

Sorry pictures didnt post from my tablet. Trying from laptop.

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chriscw81 02-01-2013 11:46 PM

pics aren't showing up......

congrats on the new cooker!!!!!

BBQdisciple 02-02-2013 12:19 AM

Bought, built and cured mine today too. 10 lb picnic waiting for tomorrow to test it out.

Pyle's BBQ 02-02-2013 12:40 AM

Kyle, you really don't have to spend 18 hours on a brisket with the Akorn. I think you will find that it will take a lot less time. I have been doing smaller briskets in 5-6 hours. What are you using for a heat deflector?

chriscw81 02-02-2013 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2351200)
Kyle, you really don't have to spend 18 hours on a brisket with the Akorn. I think you will find that it will take a lot less time. I have been doing smaller briskets in 5-6 hours. What are you using for a heat deflector?

Pyle's right, no reason to wait that long. crank it up to 275-300. thank us later.

Hoss 02-02-2013 12:50 AM

Congrats on ur new device

KyleOH 02-02-2013 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2351200)
Kyle, you really don't have to spend 18 hours on a brisket with the Akorn. I think you will find that it will take a lot less time. I have been doing smaller briskets in 5-6 hours. What are you using for a heat deflector?

What ya recommend? It is a 8lb flat. I was told 225 2hr per lb, foil@12hr.

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KyleOH 02-02-2013 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Pyle's BBQ (Post 2351200)
Kyle, you really don't have to spend 18 hours on a brisket with the Akorn. I think you will find that it will take a lot less time. I have been doing smaller briskets in 5-6 hours. What are you using for a heat deflector?

Pyle I am using the pizza pan and water pan method.

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KyleOH 02-02-2013 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by chriscw81 (Post 2351167)
pics aren't showing up......

congrats on the new cooker!!!!!

Are they showing up in the second post? They are showing for me?

Big George's BBQ 02-02-2013 05:05 AM

Congrats on your new toys You will love both Have Fun

MaximumJEFF 02-02-2013 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by KyleOH (Post 2351275)
What ya recommend? It is a 8lb flat. I was told 225 2hr per lb, foil@12hr.

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Last flat I did was about 11lbs. I put it on the smoke at 350*. It hit 165 about 2.5hrs in. Then I wrapped it and put it back on. It probed like butter about 2-2.5 hours later.

DubfromGA 02-02-2013 06:44 AM

Congrats on the Akorn. They are good products.

I've never given much thought to the Guru for mine. It holds 225 on it's own with minimal adjustment.

KyleOH 02-02-2013 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by DubfromGA (Post 2351312)
Congrats on the Akorn. They are good products.

I've never given much thought to the Guru for mine. It holds 225 on it's own with minimal adjustment.

I dont see how you can, with mine no way. With minimal fuel and the top draft at .25 open, and it is below 0 out, the guru had trouble holding that low of temp. Anything lower than that the fire would just go out. Not saying impossible, but again that is grate level temps not the dome thermo.

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KyleOH 02-02-2013 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by MaximumJEFF (Post 2351306)
Last flat I did was about 11lbs. I put it on the smoke at 350*. It hit 165 about 2.5hrs in. Then I wrapped it and put it back on. It probed like butter about 2-2.5 hours later.

Thanks for the reply but I am looking for way lower cooking temps, any suggestions for 225-250 cooking lengths?

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