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Unread 04-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #511
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I have been telling my better half about this guy who did this wonderfull review of "that egg- like grill we saw at Lowe's last week". Took me a few days to feel like I may have won her over on the idea- well she calls me from a nearby Lowes on her lunch time today to tell me she just tried to buy the last one, but it wont fit in her trunk and if she leaves it they will put it back on the floor... Well, let's just say it is sitting in the back of my pick up as I type.

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Unread 04-30-2012, 01:23 PM   #512
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JM, any tips on how you bent the expanded metal? I have some left over from building a charcoal basket for a UDS.......but it's heavier gauge (#9) than what you used. Nice idea.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 11:10 PM   #513
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JM, any tips on how you bent the expanded metal? I have some left over from building a charcoal basket for a UDS.......but it's heavier gauge (#9) than what you used. Nice idea.
I drew the line where I wanted to bend and cut through a couple of the expanded metal pieces iwith my angle grinder and cutoff wheel to create a perforation and it bent very easily.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #514
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I finally got mine today and put it together. Whil I was seasoning the grill. I decided to stick one maverick probe in there and moniter the accuracy of the lid thermo. It was whithin 5 degrees all the way up to 330. That's were it settled in and I left it. Pretty happy
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Unread 05-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #515
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Just a quick warning, got a package full of disappointment! The ceramic heat diffuser from chargriller only fits the new "akorn" model. I have the king griller from last year, it only has 2 tabs in the fire bowl. The diffuser is designed using three tabs which the akorn has.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #516
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Hi, I'm new here and am in the market for a new grill and until I heard about the Akorn, I was dead set on a PK grill. Now i'm quite perplexed... Those that have used or have the PK grill, what are the advantages or disadvantages of one over the other? Also, those that have owned the Char-griller Akorn for a couple years now, are you noticing any rust or any other problems that have come up? I'm looking for something that will last 10+ years and not break the bank too much. Thanks in advance! Happy Grilling!
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Unread 05-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #517
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I think 10 years might be a bit on the wishful side for the Akorn. It's hard to tell because it's a new product. If you keep it clean and covered and out of the weather, you might be able to get that. I think it could be done with the right amount of effort and TLC but it might also be a stretch.
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It would probably last 20 years if kept in the garage and never used. It is a tool, and a good tool, but like all tools they are meant to be used. If taken care of properly, you will get your moneys worth, if it only lasts 5 years. YMMV
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Unread 05-03-2012, 07:09 AM   #519
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JM, any tips on how you bent the expanded metal? I have some left over from building a charcoal basket for a UDS.......but it's heavier gauge (#9) than what you used. Nice idea.
sandwich it between 2 2x4 or 2x6s using a c-clamp on each end then hammer it to a 90 deg. bend
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here's a little idea i came up with for the rainy day cooking on the akorn, i took a metal coffee can cut a notch out around the damper handle put a handle on it, fits well !! hope it keeps rain out...!!



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Unread 05-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #521
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Brilliant!
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Still can't adjust/align the lid properly, ugh.
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Still can't adjust/align the lid properly, ugh.
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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.

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In Minnesota check Lowes & Menards. Lowes is black with steel tables, Menards is red with wood tables. Keep in mind that my local Menards had last years model with the (not as desirable) thin steel top vent on display.

Picked up a red one at menards. Not sure if I got the old style top or not.
Cooks pretty well but I do need to do the seal mods as its a little hard to keep the temps down even with the vents closed up. You also don't need to put much charcoal in this sucker. Its as frugal on fuel as a turbo diesel VW, where my reverse flow is like my big F-350. It will haul the mail but it wants its fuel. Really happy with it so far.

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