Originally Posted by hogsfan
I'd do the Akorn now just cause you can and it will give you some variety to compare the egg to in the future. Who knows where this might lead.
I was in your shoes a few years ago. I started off with a Bubba Keg which I loved so I "upgraded" to a ceramic. However, after I made that switch I ended up deciding I like the steel cookers better so I went back to the Akorn. The Akorn is actually my favorite of all of them (more features) and it just happens to be the cheapest by a LOOONG shot. Win-win.
Try lots of cookers. You know never know what you'll end up liking best.
^^^^what he said^^^^
*A Texan transplant*
UDS | Blue Weber Performer Platinum | Chargriller Akorn | 22.5 Weber OTG | WSJ Gold | Mini WSM | Maverick ET-73 | Blue Thermapen | Maverick PT-100 | Gasser(charcoal chimney starter)