Well the warden let me pull the trigger yesterday so I didn't hesitate and I went to Lowe's and bought the Akorn. Been watching JMSetzler videos about the kamado along with others and can't wait to try all these different recipes. Well when I got home from Lowe's, I set it up right away and seasoned the akorn then I prepared some ribs for the first cook. I went with JM's recommendation and used a pizza pan as a diffuser. I set the ribs on once the akorn reached 220 or so but it settled in at 265 for the first 2 hours of the cook. Once I opened the akorn to check the ribs at the 3 hour mark, I noticed that the temp kept creeping up after that. It's my first cook on the akorn so I still have learning to do but I have to say the ribs were the best ribs I have ever cooked
and the wife agreed.