Steel vs Ceramic
I've had both an Akorn and a ceramic. Trust me, there is no comparison in the way they cook. Cooking is basically heat and meat. Fantastic results may be obtained with a Co-Op five gallon bucket with a metal grate. Don't expect your steel to act like ceramic and you won't be disappointed. When I had my Akorn and wanted to smoke I used a 7.5 quart stainless steel spaghetti strainer for a charcoal basket packed tight with lump from Bedbathandbeyond and a foiled pizza stone as a diffuser. To me the Akorn was a great grill and loved the ease of moving around. Excellent Grilling (not no excellent smoking) and ease of movement that pretty sums up my Akorn experience.
Primo XL, Pit Barrel Cooker, Tiernan SOB, Mini WSM, Big Green Egg Mini via Craigslist, 5 others, Black Thermapen
Last edited by 16Adams; 10-13-2013 at 11:35 AM..