Welcome to the Brethren! And congrats on the Akorn. I have one as well and have had very good results. Surely capable of an extended smoke like a Boston butt.
Good luck and post some pics!
All that you bring into the lives of others will come back to you in your own. Good or Bad.
Large UDS, Small UDS, CG Akorn, NB Bandera, NB Black Diamond, Home Built Offset, Vision Classic Kamado, Green Mountain Daniel Boone, Weber Gasser, Smokey Mountain Cabinet, and several Weber kettles of various sizes.