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Unread 01-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default Need help on a new purchase

I am ready to purchase a new Grill and wanted something of decent quality but on a limited budget. I currently grill on a 3 burner Charbroil quantum. I also do most of my smoking on an ECB modded to cook very nicely and efficiently.

The ECB does a good enough job on the low and slow, I wasn't even considering replacing it, so I was looking at another quantum or a Weber genesis series.

Well, that was until I discovered the Char-Griller Akorn. Looks like it is versatile enough to do all my smokin and high heat grilling. and the price point heck, will save me a few bucks.

I have not read a bad review on this cooker and haven't found any reason to talk me out of buying it. My only reservation is switching to all charcoal as I have been spoiled by propane for my grilling. Mainly because I have found propane lasts longer than coal so it is cheaper, less messy, and quicker to fire up anytime.. I've heard the Akorn is very efficient with coal and the typical turn offs to charcoal don't apply as much (as with any Kamado cooking).

My question to you, dear brethren, is "are there any considerations, suggestions, or recommendations to help me make my decision? Is there any other cooker I should look at?" again, I am looking for something to do high heat grilling with preferably low and slow capabilities with a $400-ish limit

I am pretty much sold on the Akorn, but thought I'd turn to you guys for some last minute thoughts

Thanks for your suggestions.
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