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Bishop916 03-21-2013 03:36 PM

Comparable to BGE - getting great reviews. Thoughts?
Char-Griller Charcoal Grill - $299.00

Insulated walls for Kamado-style cooking
Large 8" wheels and locking caster
Raw cast-iron cooking grates
Fold-down side shelves
Temperature gauge
Warming rack

Ijustwantedtolookatpics 03-21-2013 03:46 PM

For the money, it's a great little cooker. I purchased it because the BGE is out of my range. If you're on a budget, it's a great buy. If money is not an option, I'd go with a BGE.

bigabyte 03-21-2013 03:46 PM

I believe those are the re-branded Akorn's. Check JMSetzler's reviews, he's had one for quite a while now.

AustinKnight 03-21-2013 03:47 PM

Re: Comparable to BGE - getting great reviews. Thoughts?
You should check this thread out.....

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pwa 03-21-2013 03:51 PM

Check out JMSetzlers youtube review series on the Akorn it will give you a real good overview of that cooker.

smokinrack 03-21-2013 04:02 PM

Bought one a month or so ago, havent hardly looked at my other smokers since, they feel neglected.

Look closely at the box before you buy one and make sure its a newer model, you can tell as the top vent is black instead of silver.They fixed a lot of the bugs in this model.Keep an eye out when I bought mine Menards had em on sale for 249$ trying to get rid of the older models, but they had one new one stuck in the back of the pile I dug out and got for the sale price:eusa_clap

Very versatile little grill for the money, you can go from a long slow cook to searing steaks at 600 degrees in just a few minutes by opening the dampers.Works as a pizza oven and I have even been cooking on it with my dutch oven.If your real anal about air leakage you can seal it up very tight by adding a 10$ roll of BGE felt gasket in spots.

LTG 03-21-2013 04:08 PM

I would buy another in a heartbeat. Its amazing that the same company that makes the smokin pro w side fire box aka el cheapo offset also makes the akorn.

smokinrack 03-21-2013 04:15 PM

Almost forgot, make sure you purchase a digital thermometer, the dome thermometer on these is nowhere close to the actual temp at the grate level, mines routinely off by 70-100 degrees depending on how hot Im cooking

thegizzard 03-21-2013 04:46 PM

The dome thermometer is crap. But I've had mine for a year and I love it. I've posted a bunch about it here.

Bishop916 03-21-2013 04:50 PM

Yeah, I'm dedicated to my UDS for now, might get an Akorn in a few months. A buddy and I were talking about getting BGEs when our drums finally keel over, and came across this thing. Looks awesome! Thanks for the insights.

stl-rich 03-22-2013 08:47 AM

If you are not iv a hurry, wait for a sale. Amazon had them for $216 delivered a while back. Just be patient - low & slow :-)

Motley Q 03-22-2013 09:00 AM

The akorn has been dsscussed many times on this forum

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It's been out for over a year

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